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Energy Jobs: Former FERC Commissioner McIntyre Dies; New Tesla Board; Moves at Bloom and More

Energy Jobs: Former FERC Commissioner McIntyre Dies; New Tesla Board; Moves at Bloom and More

We begin the first Energy Jobs update of 2019 to a somber note.

Kevin McIntyre, who resigned in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October due to health difficulties, died last week. President Trump appointed Neil Chatterjee as chairman of both FERC upon McIntyre’s resignation. McIntyre co-led the global energy practice at Jones Day, where he was for nearly 30 years, based on E&E News. He’s survived by his wife and three kids.

As mentioned here, there and anywhere, Tesla included Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Walgreens’ Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board of directors, as part of the conditions of its settlement using the SEC, powerful  December 27. (For more on the board, read more out of Eric Wesoff.)

John Jung has stepped down as president and CEO of Greensmith Energy after nearly a decade. Wärtsilä acquired Greensmith in 2017 for a massive sum. His new partnership is called Grid Function, that wishes to (drumroll, please),”improve your grid function,” based on the website. More on this to come.

Bloom Energy includes a fresh VP of regulatory, Pat McCormick. He was most recently chief adviser for the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the U.S. Senate and was a partner and lead of the regulated markets and energy infrastructure practice of Hunton & Williams (currently Hunton Andrews Kurth).

In a steady drumbeat of all EVgo improvements, Lars Peters has joined as director of industry development. He was most recently senior adviser for zero-emissions vehicles such as San Francisco.

In another stream of developments, Colin Lamb has united Utilidata as VP of business development. He spent the previous six years in Xcel Energy in product advancement. Marissa Hummon also combined Utilidata last autumn as CTO, moving from Tendril. Jess Melanson additionally left Tendril past fall to combine Utilidata as president and COO.


Quantal, a professional search firm focused on building technical teams in related business, is the host of the GTM projects column.

Among its many active searches, Quantal has been engaged to come across an IT infrastructure director for a utility.

The customer is looking for a talented individual to join the team as a Product Marketing Manager. In this function, you will be liable for the product messaging and positioning to our industry-leading dispersed energy resource management platform such as utilities. From determining positioning and naming, to conducting aggressive analysis and communicating product benefits, you will help shape the voice of the goods and help expand our customer base. You’ll use a cross-functional staff throughout sales, corporate advertising, product development, and also engineering to coincide with the qualities of both EnergyHub’therefore goods with customer needs in order to drive sales.


Liza Knutsson is currently director of advertising to LS Energy Solutions after nearly 14 years with Parker Hannifin, where she served most recently as product marketing director for its Energy Grid Tie branch.

Julia Hamm, co-chair of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, also Cris Eugster, COO of CPS Energy, are currently co-chairs of their PREPA Transformation Advisory Council. The moves come as David OwensCharles Bayless and Robert Poe are appointed to PREPA’s board. (For more on the future of Puerto Rico’s power supply and grid, click .)

Lisa Troglia is currently commercial group program director at Enphase Energy. Previously, she spent over six years in Tesla, where she was a sales operations program manager; she was with SolarCity prior to that.

NextEra Energy Partners has chosen Robert Byrne to the board of directors, Byrne replaces James Suciu, who’s resigning from the board to rejoin GE as commercial VP in GE Gas Power. Suciu was with GE for nearly 35 years before retiring in 2017.

After contributing the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in a casual capacity for over annually, Daniel Simmons was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of Energy, a function where he will formally venture upward EERE. Even a Washington Post report by 2017 notes Simmons’ history of questioning the use of renewable energy in the U.S. energy mixture.


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