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Business Development Manager, Array Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Garcia is responsible for Array Technologies Business Development in the Mexico marketplace. He brings with him over 15 years of industry leadership in the energy industry and oil & gas sector. His expertise spans across the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean with credentials in managerial positions at Halliburton and Baker Hughes. Guillermo holds a B.Sc. in geology and a master’s degree in systems engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and an MBA from the Universidad de las Americas, Mexico.
Sr. Garcia es responsable de desarrollo de negocios para Array Technologies en el mercado mexicano. Trae consigo más de 15 años de liderazgo en la industria de la energía, en el área de hidrocarburos. Tiene experiencia en Estados Unidos, América Latina y el Caribe, con posiciones gerenciales en Halliburton y Baker Hughes. Guillermo es geólogo, magister en ingeniería de sistemas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y tiene un MBA de la Universidad de las Américas en México.
Sales Manager, Utility Scale Markets, Mexico, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
Currently he is responsible at Jinko Solar for promotion and sales of solar modules in the Mexican Republic. Jinko Solar is currently the world’s largest solar module manufacturer, with TIER1 rating according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) for its vertical integration and bankability. Jinko Solar, has been listed on the NYSE since 2010. Previously, Iván worked as Head of Sales for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for another module manufacturer company, and was the 1st Director of Renewable Energies in the Secretariat of Energy of the Mexican Federal Government in 2009. He collaborated in the creation and publication of the Law for the Exploitation of Renewable Energies and Energy Transition and the Special Program for Renewable Energies and the 1st Foresight of Renewable Energies.
He promoted and collaborated in the development of renewable energies, addressing topics such as the development of NMX (Mexican Rules) for photovoltaic systems, national demand studies of technicians specialized in renewable energies, training, and financial schemes for the promotion of renewable energy. Iván worked in different orders of government for more than 13 years and in teaching for 5 years, he has a degree in Economics and a Master in Finance from the University of Guadalajara.
Actualmente se encarga de la promoción y venta de módulos solares en la República Mexicana. JINKO Solar es actualmente el fabricante de módulos solares más grande del mundo, con calificación TIER1 de acuerdo a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) por su integración vertical y bancabilidad. JINKO Solar, cotiza en NYSE desde 2010. Anteriormente, Iván se desempeñó como Head of Sales para Mexico, Centroamérica y el Caribe para otra compañía modulista, y fué el 1er Director de Energías Renovables en la Secretaría de Energía del Gobierno Federal Mexicano en 2009. Ha colaborado en la realización y publicación de la Ley para el Aprovechamiento de las Energías Renovables y la Transición Energética, el Programa Especial para las Energías Renovables y la 1er Prospectiva de Energías Renovables entre otros documentos.
Ha promovido y colaborado en el desarrollo de las energías renovables, abordando temas como la elaboración de NMX (normas mexicanas) para sistemas fotovoltaicos, estudios de demanda nacional de técnicos especializados en energías renovables, capacitación, y esquemas financieros de promoción de renovables. Iván ha trabajado en diferentes órdenes de gobierno por más de 13 años y en la docencia por 5 años, es Licenciado en Economía y Master en Finanzas por la Universidad de Guadalajara.
Executive Chairman, Array Technologies
Mr. Forth is a senior advisor to Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group. He helps the team anticipate growth opportunities in the power, utility and energy sectors, and invest its capital in leading companies, helping management teams to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Mr. Forth has spent his entire career in the energy industry. He began his career as a design engineer at Power Measurement, Inc., where he was responsible for pioneering research in the field of digital power metering and energy management systems. Mr. Forth remained at Power Measurement in various capacities for 18 years, the last nine as its CEO. In 2006, he joined GFI Energy Group as a partner. Mr. Forth was a former board member of Xantrex Technology and OpTerra Energy Group, and a former board chair of GT Solar Incorporated, Turbine Generator Maintenance, Cannon Technologies and GoodCents. He is currently a board member of Kirlin, one of the nation’s leading privately held mechanical construction companies, board chair of TenK Solar, a supplier of innovative photovoltaic products for commercial applications, and executive chairman of Array Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of trackers for utility scale solar applications. Mr. Forth received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria in Canada. He was winner of the 2002 Ernst and Young award for “Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology and Communications” and has been a member of Young Presidents’ Organization since 1998.
Sr. Forth es un asesor de alto nivel GFI Energy Group, de Oaktree. Ayuda a anticipar oportunidades de crecimiento en los sectores de potencia, energía y servicios públicos, y a invertir su capital en compañías líderes, ayudando a los equipos de gerencia a acelerar el crecimiento de su negocio. El Sr. Forth ha pasado toda su carrera en la industria de la energía. Comenzó como ingeniero de diseño para Power Measurement Inc., donde fue responsable en investigaciones pioneras en el campo de las mediciones de potencia digitales y sistemas de manejo de energía. Permaneció en Power Measurement en varias posiciones durante 18 años, los últimos nueve como Director General. En 2006 se unió a GFI Energy Group como socio. El Sr. Forth fue también miembro del consejo de Xantrex Technology y OpTerra Energy Group, y presidente del consejo de GT Solar Inc., Turbine Generator Maintenance, Cannon Technologies y GoodCents. Actualmente es miembro del consejo de Kirlin, una de las compañías privadas estadounidenses líderes en construcción mecánica, presidente del consejo de TenK Solar, un proveedor de innovadores productos fotovoltaicos para aplicación comercial, y presidente ejecutivo de Array Technologies Inc., proveedor líder de seguidores solares para aplicación en proyectos a escala de servicios públicos. El Sr. Forth recibió su título en Ingeniería Eléctrica por la Universidad de Victoria en Canadá. Fue ganador en el año 2002 del premio “Emprendedor Pacífico del Año – Tecnología y Comunicaciones” de Ernst & Young, y ha sido miembro de la organización Jóvenes Presidentes desde 1998.
Subsecretario Energía Eléctrica, SENER
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Energy for Electricity on February 5th, 2014. Prior to his designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Deputy Secretary, he served as Head of the Legal Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Energy; and is a current member of the Governing Board of CFE.
Dr. Hernández served in several Federal Public offices: He was Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy, Director-General of Legal Counsel of the Federal Government and Director General of Long Distance at the Federal Telecommunications Commission. Furthermore, he was a researcher for the Center for Development and Research (CIDAC), and is author of numerous books: The Politics of Foreign Trade: Regulation and Impact and The Captive Reform: Investment, Work and Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Electric Sector.
Dr. Hernández holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is a Fulbright and Ford-MacArthur scholarship grantee. He finished his graduate studies in Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds a PhD from UNAM, obtained in 2007.
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa fue nombrado Subsecretario de Electricidad de la Secretaría de Energía (SENER) el 05 de febrero de 2014. Desde el 16 de febrero de 2013 y hasta su nombramiento, se desempeñó como Jefe de la Unidad de Asuntos Jurídicos de la SENER. Es consejero Propietario de los Consejos de Administración de CFE y del CENACE.
En la Administración Pública Federal ha ocupado diversos cargos entre los que destacan Director General de Comercio Exterior de la Secretaría de Economía, Director General de Asesoría de la Consejería Jurídica del Ejecutivo Federal, y Director General de Telefonía de Larga Distancia de la Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Asimismo, fue investigador en el Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo A. C. y es autor de diversos libros, entre los que podemos citar: La política del comercio exterior: Regulación e impacto (ITAM, 2012, en coautoría con Lorenza Martínez Trigueros), y La reforma cautiva. Inversión, trabajo y empresa en el sector eléctrico mexicano (CIDAC, 2007).
El Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa es egresado de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); acreedor a las becas Fulbright y Ford-MacArthur; realizó sus estudios de Maestría en Derecho y Diplomacia en la Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, y es Doctor en Derecho por la UNAM, obteniendo en el año 2007 el premio “Marcos Kaplan” que otorga anualmente esa institución educativa a la mejor Tesis de Doctorado en Derecho y Ciencias Sociales.
We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement plan.
Array Technologies, Inc. has supplied more solar tracking systems than any other company in the world to date, and has a dominant market position in the global solar tracking industry. We take our market leading position seriously and continually strive to improve in three categories of sustainability — people, planet and profit – otherwise known as the Triple Bottom Line.
Without our employees we are nothing. Array continually strives to build a quality workplace for our employees by inspiring leadership, creativity and talent. We also give back to our community by contributing to local organizations that work to solve socially relevant issues through volunteering, donations and event sponsorship. In collaboration with our industry colleagues and associations, Array works to expand policies that build solar and reduce the cost of solar energy for end-users. To this end, Array Technologies is an active member of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the SunSpec Alliance, and many others.
Solar energy is a booming industry with major environmental benefits. As a solar industry leader, we are constantly searching for ways to minimize our own carbon footprint:
Being owned and operated in Albuquerque, New Mexico for more than 25 years has allowed us to build solid business partnerships with dozens of local businesses, universities and organizations. Array was named one of New Mexico’s top two “Fastest Growing Companies in 2013,” with healthy revenue growth of more than 336% since 2010, which was also reflected in job creation as the company increased from 60 to over 200 employees. Our local partnerships and relationships have contributed to our tremendous corporate growth and will help support our success in the years to come.
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David Mead is responsible for overseeing operations including logistics, project management, supply chain, and service. Dave has years of experience in managing manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Array, he was the manufacturing manager for a high-tech prototype and production operation for GE Fanuc which he helped move from having no quality assurance certification to achieving AS9100. Before working for GE, he was general manager of an optical disk drive company and president of a contract manufacturer that specialized in electromechanical assemblies. Dave received his degree in business with a concentration in finance from Oregon State University.
Mark Preston leads new product development and works with the team of engineers to refine and optimize current mechanical systems, components, and software products. He has enjoyed a 30+ year career developing technology and products around power electronics and electro-mechanical systems. Mark has served in executive roles at GE, Northern Power Systems, Glacier Bay, MegaWatt Solar, Vestas, and Innovus Power. Mark is the author of more than 10 publications and he has been granted 18 patents. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a DPhil in electrical, electronic, and control engineering from the University of Sussex (England).
Denise Hugo leads the company’s global market strategy development, planning, and implementation. Her business background is in the solar energy industry where she has served in various roles including as managing director, director of sales and marketing, and business development manager. Before she came to Array, Denise was the managing director at Energés Gestión Medioambiental SL, a solar developer and EPC located in Spain. Denise has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Northwestern University and an executive MBA from the EOI Business School (Spain).
Thomas Conroy is responsible for optimizing the company’s business operations and managing global initiatives in new, rapidly growing solar markets. Before joining Array, Thomas consulted with solar and wind energy companies as president and CEO of Evolving Energy, LLC. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Wind Tower Systems, where he led commercialization activities for a new-technology utility-scale wind turbine tower product which was acquired by GE. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University.
Bob Bellemare is responsible for leading Array’s strategic financial operations and supporting initiatives to move the company into international markets. His recent experience includes consulting on acquisitions, engineering, business planning, and financing issues for leading utility companies as COO of Mykrobel LLC. Prior to that, Bob was CEO, CFO, COO and managing director at UtiliPoint International, Inc. He was also managing director of CSW Energy Services. Bob holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a professional engineer (PE), certified valuation analyst (CVA), and certified business appraiser (CBA), and has authored numerous articles published by industry press.
Jeff Krantz is responsible for organizing and driving Array’s sales and marketing activities. Previously Jeff was VP of Sales for SMA North America, the global market leader for solar inverters. Prior to that position, he served as VP of Semiconductor and Solar Business for Pfeiffer Vacuum/Alcatel Vacuum Products. Jeff has held sales management positions at a variety of enterprises over the past 20 years, including 11 years in the power generation industry. He has a BA in business management from Concordia University of Austin.