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RWE Renewables, CleanCapital, 8minute Solar Energy, and more – pv magazine USA

Job shifts in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy transition financing.

The board of directors of RWE AG has appointed Andrew Flanagan Chief Operating Officer (COO) of RWE Renewables Americas. He will take office on July 1, 2022.

Andrew joins RWE from his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer at Leeward Renewable Energy. There he led the project development and energy functions, managing a diverse team with a project portfolio of over 19 GW.

The role of COO was held by Silvia Ortin as a dual responsibility alongside his duties as CEO; the role of CFO was assumed by Ingmar Ritzenhofen.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Andrew will be responsible for continuing the growth of the business and overseeing operations to keep the more than 35 operating projects in North America on track. RWE builds, owns and operates some of the most successful wind, solar and energy storage projects in the United States, having installed more than 5,000 MW of generation capacity to date.

CleanCapital announced today that it has hired Christophe Mathey as Senior Director of Business Development. In his new role, Mathey will create acquisition and partnership opportunities that will allow CleanCapital to continue to be a leader in deploying capital for distributed generation clean energy projects. He will also lead the company’s policy efforts, drawing on his extensive experience working with lawmakers and trade groups.

Prior to joining CleanCapital, Mathey served as Head of Federal Policy and Business Development at Stem, Inc., a leading company in AI-based energy storage solutions. There, he focused on advancing federal energy policy and providing smart storage solutions to government customers in conjunction with Stem’s network of channel partners and energy service companies. Mathey’s extensive experience includes leadership positions with the Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, WGL Energy and Constellation. He is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Business and Clemson University.

8minute Solar Energy has announced the appointment of its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Kip Larson. In his new role, Larson will enhance 8minute’s existing technology expertise – applying cutting-edge approaches to 8minute’s already best-in-class suite of smart power plants and associated products and services. The CTO appointment expands 8minute’s capabilities in the development, generation and delivery of clean energy by expanding the traditional focus on hardware to include software engineering, machine learning and more.

Larson brings more than a decade of experience leading technology teams and driving transformational change at renowned companies such as Amazon, Amazon Web Services and Convoy, the world’s first digital freight network. Larson and his teams have developed technology to optimize Amazon’s network of fulfillment centers to deliver products to customers in record time, and he’s set to do the same for solar energy storage and power – helping 8minute reliably deliver clean, low-cost power, anytime, day or night, to more Americans than ever before.

IMPROVED, a corporate finance boutique in the global technology, energy and mobility sectors, announced that Daniel Lyons joined the IMPROVED team as Managing Director.

Lyons is experienced in new mobility and electric vehicle charging infrastructure and will support IMPROVED and its clients with strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions and growth financing. Lyons brings a powerful and unique perspective, having worked in both buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, as well as growth finance roles across the industry. Based in London, Lyons will support IMPROVED’s continued growth in the UK, Europe, Israel, Japan and North America, strengthening IMPROVED’s position as the advisor of choice in the technology, energy and mobility. Until May 2022, Lyons was responsible for investments and mergers and acquisitions in electric mobility at Shell plc. In this role, Lyons worked on numerous international transactions around the world, including leading the 2021 acquisition of street lamp charging company ubitricity, where he was later appointed to the supervisory board. Lyons also led several strategic investments for Shell Ventures, including stakes in Revel and Envoy in the US, Masabi in the UK and NWG Charging in Germany. Prior to his role at Shell, Lyons spent 16 years working in strategic consulting to the automotive, technology and mobility sectors in roles at Macquarie, EY and Accenture.

Additional working movements provided by EnergeiaWorks:

Jen Aitchison started a new position as Head of Renewable Energy at Marsh

Joseph McLean started a new role as director of energy storage at TotalEnergies

Miles Hovis started a new role as Business Development Manager for Energy Storage at TotalEnergies

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