Edison International is a public utility holding company based in Rosemead, California. Its subsidiaries include Southern California Edison, and un-regulated non-utility business assets Edison Energy. Edison's roots trace back to Holt & Knupps, a company founded in 1886 as a provider of street lights in Visalia, California. Wikipedia.
When SunEdison went through difficult layoffs in October 2015, hundreds were let go -- but the folks in the C-suite were mostly left unscathed. As GTM's Stephen Lacey reported, "The cuts have reached all the way to the VP level, but not the executive level. Sources within the company expressed worry and surprise that the cuts didn't impact the architects of the Vivint acquisition." The other shoe has started to drop. Oaktree acquired asset management, operations and maintenance firm Solarrus and named Mark McLanahan as CEO. He was formerly VP of global services at SunEdison. Northern States Metals, a maker of extruded aluminum products and owner of Solar FlexRack, a ground-mount solar racking system supplier, named Jeff Gwinnell as CEO. Gwinnell was most recently CEO of Avtron, a manufacturer of engineered equipment and components. Gwinnell replaces Tom Meola, who resigned from the company after four years as CEO. Solar FlexRack has completed more than 1 gigawatt worth of solar racking installations. CLEAResult, a 3,000-employee firm that designs and implements energy-efficiency programs for utilities, named Aziz Virani as its new CEO. Virani joins the company from Avanade, a technology consultancy. Prior to Avanade, Virani was a partner at Accenture. Co-founder and interim CEO Jim Stimmel will return to the executive VP position and remain on the board. CLEAResult is part of equity firm General Atlantic's portfolio. Robert Scheuermann, SoCore Energy’s interim president and CFO, was officially named full-time president of the C&I solar developer. SoCore Energy is a subsidiary of Edison International Chris Beitel is now COO of battery-based energy storage firm SimpliPhi Power. Previously, Beitel was executive VP of global operations and planning at Silevo, playing a role in its $350 million acquisition by SolarCity. The company's battery technology uses a lithium-ferrous-phosphate chemistry. Tom Werthan was named CFO at Phononic, a solid-state cooling and heating technology startup. Previously, Werthan was CFO at Solid State Equipment, a semiconductor capital equipment firm sold to Veeco in 2014. The near-term applications for Phononic's thermoelectrics include high-end refrigeration for labs and medical facilities, as well as cooling for fiber optics and data servers. Phononic has raised more than $85 million in funding from investors including Eastwood Capital, Wellcome Trust, Tsing Capital, Venrock, Oak Investment Partners, and Rex Health Ventures. Jacqueline DeRosa was promoted to VP of emerging technologies at Customized Energy Solutions, a consultancy and energy market specialist. CES recently acquired the assets of demand-response startup Powerit. Sighten, a solar software provider, added Vivek Malipatil, previously with Verengo Solar, as VP of strategy and operations, and Mariya Nomanbhoy, previously with CPF, as VP of product. Sighten landed a $3.5 million round A of venture funding from Obvious Ventures late last year for its platform to drive down solar's soft costs. Karen Gados was promoted to chief of staff at SunShare Community Solar, a developer of community solar programs. Enertech Search Partners, an executive search firm with a dedicated cleantech practice, is the sponsor of the GTM jobs column. The firm has an active opening for a CFO: The client is an intelligent distributed energy storage system that captures solar power and delivers it when needed most. It combines batteries, power electronics, and multiple energy inputs in a UL-certified appliance controlled by software running in the cloud. The client is seeking a chief financial officer who will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for all financial aspects of the company. In this role, you will provide guidance and support on financial and business matters, as well as growth strategy, business systems, human resources and financial and treasury issues. This role will also serve as the leader of a three-person team that includes the controller and the director of financial planning and administration. Premier Solar Solutions, a small solar sales and installation company based in Henderson, Nevada, eliminated 66 full-time positions. The move follows the decision by the state's PUC to eliminate solar savings for new and current solar customers, according to a release, which added, "Premier Solar Solutions is a family-owned and operated solar sales and installation company formerly based in Nevada." Tesla is delivering far fewer jobs than it promised for the Gigafactory. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back to the grind this week, after a two-month paternity leave, according to website StrictlyVC. Isabelle Kocher was named CEO of French energy giant Engie (the former GDF Suez), becoming the first woman to head a Paris CAC 40 stock index firm (one of the 40 largest publicly held firms in the country), as reported in The Wall Street Journal.
GTM has learned that Steve McBee, CEO at NRG Home for a little more than a year, will be leaving the firm. McBee is the founder and CEO of McBee Strategic, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying and advisory firm that has served a number of energy clients. He intends to remain in the energy field. Last month, GTM covered the resignation of NRG Energy CEO David Crane from a post he’s held since 2003. Also resigning from NRG last month was Robyn Beavers, the "founder and leader of the newly formed Station A Group, a microgrid skunk works within the power company." Larry Weis, former head of Austin Energy, will become the new CEO of Seattle City Light, one of the largest publicly-owned utilities in the U.S., on February 1. The role has a base salary of $340,000 a year, making Weis the highest-paid city employee, according to the Austin American-Statesman. SunPower named Eduardo Medina as executive VP of power plants. Medina, based in SunPower's Lyon, France office, most recently served as executive managing director and head of business development for Acciona Energia, a Spanish-based developer of infrastructure, energy, water and sustainable services. Daniel Hullah is now director of ventures at National Grid. Hullah was a partner at RockPort Capital and prior to National Grid, was VP and interim CFO at Solar Universe/Repower. Rob Scheuermann has replaced Pete Kadens as president of commercial developer SoCore Energy. In 2013, SoCore Energy was acquired by Edison International. Sam Cowley has left a director of product management position at solar startup Solexel to join Google as technical program manager and "bring prototypes to production." Previously, Cowley was at Alta Devices. Jennifer Torres was promoted to talent management director at the California Public Utilities Commission. Enertech Search Partners, an executive search firm with a dedicated cleantech practice, is the sponsor of the GTM jobs column. To see a snapshot of Enertech's active searches, click here. Bioscience firm Amyris named Margaret ("Margo") Georgiadis, who is president, Americas at Google, to the company's board. Amyris aims to use yeast to convert plant sugars into renewable hydrocarbons. The company's stock is trading at historic lows. In 2013, we covered the bankruptcy of VC-backed EV maker Coda Energy and the plans of its new multibillion-dollar investment firm owner Fortress Investment Group, which sought to resurrect Coda as a grid battery systems provider. Despite some success in the behind-the-meter commercial and industrial energy storage market (and unfortunately coinciding with the holidays), Coda has entered Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, according to its CEO, Paul Detering. "Sadly, effective December 18th, CODA Energy has transferred its business operations to an assignee and placed the company into a General Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (an “ABC”). The CODA Energy team achieved much in its short history and established a top three position in the California C&I behind-the-meter energy storage market. Unfortunately, CODA Energy was unable to secure further funding for its 2016 operations. Through the ABC Process, the assignee will seek to sell the assets and the ongoing operations of CODA Energy in an effort to assure a smooth transition for CODA Energy's customers, employees and partners." Coda Energy had about 60 employees before a round of layoffs last month and had installed a fleet of approximately 60 commercial energy storage systems under California's SGIP initiative. "Coda has a fully equipped battery system manufacturing and integration facility in Monrovia, Calif., which among other assets will be marketed through the ABC process to interested parties," according to a release. Contact email@example.com "if you have a need for great talent or need more information." GTM Research senior storage analyst Ravi Manghani notes, "Coda Energy couldn't secure financing to scale up and compete with the likes of Tesla, Stem and Green Charge Networks. Something not well understood in the industry is that the cost to acquire C&I customers is high, with sales cycles lasting a year or longer. So it is challenging to grow a pipeline without access to financing, when existing projects under development are not bringing in revenue." Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's former CTO, is now U.S. CEO of NextEV, a Chinese startup aiming to compete with Tesla. Warrior has never held a job with a VC-funded startup or in the auto industry.
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Cell and Tissue Banking | Year: 2011
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News Article | August 22, 2016
The California Public Utilities Commission, in a May 26 resolution, directed Edison International subsidiary South California Edison (SCE) to hold an expedited competitive energy storage procurement solicitation for capacity that must be available by the end of the year.
News Article | October 29, 2015
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