Silfab Solar, a leading North American PV module manufacturer, has hired Allan Stokes as Director of Operations and Wendy Arteaga as Director of Finance. The additional team members further solidify Silfab’s leadership structure as the company continues its expansion.
Stokes brings more than 20 years as an established and successful executive with a proven track record of implementing continuous improvement and optimizing operations. He will oversee operations of Silfab’s three primary manufacturing locations in Washington and Toronto as well as off-site warehousing operations. Before joining Silfab, Stokes was director of manufacturing at a leading residential roofing products company and has had a diverse technical background with large, multi-site North American manufacturing organizations.
Arteaga is an experienced finance executive with 25 years of experience in financial reporting, corporate finance, and financial systems implementations in both public companies and private equity environments. Arteaga joins Silfab after more than 20 years with a leading injection molding company where she was responsible for, among other duties, global external reporting under private equity owners.
LG Energy Solution announced it has hired Dr. Peter Kyungsuk Pyun as the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer, CDO, as the company ramps up efforts to digitally transform its entire global facilities into data-centric operations.
Before joining LGES, Pyun worked at Nvidia Corporation, Silicon Valley headquarters, as one of five principal data scientists. Widely known as a skilled individual in the manufacturing field of global data science, Pyun brings over 20 years of expertise in machine learning and extensive global experience.
Alexandra Coleman has been named Head of Centrica Business Solutions, North America, taking over from Chris Covell. Coleman previously led the Demand Response and Optimization business in North America as well as the Commercial Finance team.
Coleman started her career as an engineer in construction, before building her career in the renewable energy sector – from servicing wind turbines in Nebraska to financing over $1 billion in renewable energy projects. Her desire to work more closely with energy customers brought Coleman to Centrica.
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