VP of Operations

Leadership Group Executive Search (LGES) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Vice President of Operations search for Westinghouse Solar, (formerly Akeena Solar).  Ray Fortney, a Partner in our Energy and Clean Technology Practice, conducted this search.

Ben Markham joins Akeena on January 11, 2010.  Ben was most recently the Vice President of Operations at W.E. Lyons Construction in Oakland, CA.  Ben brings over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial engineering, construction and project management, together with a BS in Civil Engineering and Construction Management and an MBA. 

Westinghouse Solar is a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems. In 2007, Westinghouse Solar pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the solar panel.  In 2009, the company again broke new ground with the first integrated AC solar panel, reducing the number of components for a rooftop solar installation by approximately 80 percent and lowering labor costs by approximately 50 percent.  Award-winning Westinghouse Solar Power Systems provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability, while backed by the proven quality of the Westinghouse name. 

LGES is a leading nationwide executive search firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York, San Ramon, CA, and Charleston, SC.  Established in 1992, we’re a boutique firm specialized in recruiting executives for technology and industry leading companies.

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