Friday, February 29, 2008
RENO, NV -- Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ALTI), a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, life sciences and industrial applications, announced that Alan Gotcher, Ph.D., has agreed to resign as an officer of the company and that the Board of Directors has begun a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has appointed Terry Copeland, Ph.D., to serve as interim President. Link. Chart.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
NAPERVILLE, Ill., -- Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC), the world leader in integrated water treatment and process improvement services, announced the election of J. Erik Fyrwald, 48, as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2003, Fyrwald had been Group Vice President in charge of the fast-growing $6.8 billion Agriculture and Nutrition division at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, where he reported to its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Link. Chart.
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Monday, February 25, 2008
WINCHESTER, Va., -- Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TWP), manufacturer of Trex(R) decking, railing, fencing and trim, announced the appointment of James E. Cline as vice president and chief financial officer effective March 18, 2008. Mr. Cline, age 56, served as president of Harsco GasServ, a global manufacturer and distributor of control and containment products with annual revenues of approximately $400 million, 18 facilities worldwide and more than 1,700 employees, from 2005 to 2007. Link. Chart.
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KAPOLEI, HI, -- Hoku Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOKU), a materials science company focused on clean energy technologies, announced it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain institutional investors, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, to raise approximately $25 million through the issuance of 2,893,520 shares of common stock. Suntech's subsidiary has agreed to contribute approximately $20 million of the financing. The financing is expected to close on or before February 29, 2008, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Link. Chart.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., -- Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, announced that Richard P. Eno has been appointed President and CEO, effective March 17, 2008. Mr. Eno is replacing Jay Kouba, Ph.D., who has served as the company's Chairman, President and CEO since May 2007 while a search was underway for the CEO position. Dr. Kouba will remain as Chairman of the Board. Link. Chart.
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Waterloo, ON – The Board of Directors of solar energy company ARISE Technologies (TSX: APV) announced the appointment of Bart Tichelman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Current CEO Ian MacLellan will take on the new role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for ARISE and will serve as Vice-Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors. Link. Chart.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Herndon, VA -- In a move designed to ultimately help transform the lighting industry, Renaissance Lighting (www.renaissancelighting.com), a pioneering innovator of solid-state LED architectural lighting, has named Barry Weinbaum, 49, chief executive officer and director. Weinbaum, a 28-year high-tech industry veteran with extensive experience in growing communications, nanotechnology, components, consumer products, semi-conductors, software and wireless enterprises, has melded extensive large and small corporate experiences with business and technical acumen and the spirit of a serial entrepreneur. Link.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.--Basin Water, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWTR) today announced the appointment of Michael M. Stark as Chief Executive Officer and the resignation of Peter L. Jensen as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, effective February 19, 2008. Link. Chart.
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CAMARILLO, Calif.--Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Richard J. Thompson to serve as the company's chief executive officer, effective immediately. He succeeds William T. Yeates, who has resigned from the company and its Board of Directors to pursue other personal interests. Link. Chart.
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SAN CARLOS, CA-- Tesla Motors, a manufacturer of high-performance production electric cars, recently completed $40 million in bridge financing. The round was co-led by Valor Equity Partners and Elon Musk, entrepreneur and Chairman of Tesla Motors. The financing will be used for the continued development of a 4 door, five passenger sports sedan planned for introduction in 2010, the establishment of company-owned sales and service infrastructure, and the continued production of the Tesla Roadster, a stylish, high-performance, zero emissions car. Link.
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Monday, February 18, 2008
Tel Aviv, Israel – Pythagoras Solar Inc., a solar energy company developing innovative photovoltaic technology, announced today the successful completion of a $10 million Series A financing round, led by Israel Cleantech Ventures and joined by Pitango Venture Capital and Evergreen Venture Partners. Pythagoras Solar, the first company that was conceived and incubated within Precede Technologies, will use funds for Israel-based R&D and global commercialization of its innovative technology and products that have the potential to change the economics of solar power. Link.
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Friday, February 15, 2008
Headquartered in Bavaria, IBC SOLAR AG, one of the leading specialists in solar photovoltaic systems has strengthen its management team. Since the beginning of 2008, Thomas C. Sauer has been supporting company founder and chairman of the board, Udo Möhrstedt, in the management of IBC as director. Link.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- GT Solar Incorporated, a global provider of equipment, services and technology solutions to the solar power industry, today announced four key executive appointments as the company expands its executive team in response to increasing global demand for solar power, and to manage the company’s continuing growth. Link.
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Robbinsville, NJ, USA: EPV SOLAR, Inc. (formerly Energy Photovoltaics, Inc.), a leading thin-film photovoltaic module developer and manufacturer headquartered in New Jersey, USA, announced the appointment of T. J. Glauthier to its Board of Directors. Mr. Glauthier, management consultant and financial advisor to companies in the energy and “cleantech” sector and president of TJG Energy Associates, LLC, served as Deputy Secretary and COO of the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) from 1999 to 2001. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Glauthier served at the White House as the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science in the Office of Management and Budget. Link.
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LIVERMORE, Calif. Cool Earth Solar (www.coolearthsolar.com), developer and owner of utility-scale solar power plants, announced today an initial closing of $21 million in its Series A financing. Additional closings in this round of financing may occur over the next 60 days. Link.
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
Mountain View, California, - PolyFuel, Inc (AIM: PYF), a world leader in engineered fuel cell membranes for the portable electronic and automotive industries, announces the appointment of Thomas Caldwell as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Mr. Caldwell replaces Mark Campion who resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company earlier this month. Link. Chart.
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF) announced the election, effective March 1, 2008, of Oleg Khaykin as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Donald Dancer, who has served as acting Chief Executive Officer since August 30, 2007. Mr. Dancer will be actively involved in ensuring a smooth transition and will remain with the Company supporting Mr. Khaykin in his new role. Link. Chart.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif., -- Nordic Windpower Ltd., http://www.nordicwindpower.com, a leading company manufacturing and selling utility-scale wind turbines based on field-proven and innovative technology, today announced that it has opened its new North American office in Berkeley, CA. The company's management team for North America is located at this new office, at 125 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710, in the Berkeley Marina. Nordic Windpower also has offices in Bristol, England, and Taby, Sweden. Link.
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Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced that Steven R. Mills, currently senior vice president, Strategic Planning, will become executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Douglas Schmalz, who will retire from the Company after more than 23 years of service. Mills will assume his new role on March 1. Link. Chart.
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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER) announced it has appointed Christopher P. Belden to its Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2008. Mr. Belden was most recently Group Vice President of Global Operations for Applied Materials, Inc., a global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, where he was responsible for volume manufacturing, supply chain management, reliability, quality and worldwide facilities. Link. Chart.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Atlanta, Ga. –– Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of high value crystalline silicon solar cells, announced the completion of its second round of financing for $50 million. The round was co–led by returning investor, New Enterprise Associates, and Advanced Equities, Inc. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. joined the round via its wholly-owned subsidiary Cogentrix Energy, Inc., a leading independent power producer. HIG Ventures, an existing investor, and Quercus Investments participated as well. The funds will be used for Suniva’s new manufacturing facility near Atlanta. Link.
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Monday, February 4, 2008
DANBURY, Conn., -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a leading manufacturer of high efficiency ultra-clean power plants using a variety of fuels for commercial, industrial and utility customers, named Togo Dennis West, Jr., 65, Chairman of the Board of Noblis, Inc. and of TLI Leadership Group, to its Board of Directors. Link. Chart.
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Friday, February 1, 2008
EAST HANOVER, N.J.,-- Comverge, Inc. (Nasdaq: COMV), a leading clean capacity provider through demand response and energy efficiency, announced that Alec G. Dreyer has joined its Board of Directors. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dreyer served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Wind Energy LLC. Mr. Dreyer helped Horizon Wind Energy successfully develop, build and operate wind farms in Washington, Oklahoma, New York, Texas and Illinois. The Company was nearing completion of a two-year, $2.2 billion capital investment program with major construction projects in Illinois, Texas, Oregon and Minnesota when it was sold to Energias de Portugal, SA in July 2007. Link. Chart.
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