SEBANE Announces 2017-18 Officers And Priorities

AUGUST 1, 2017


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SEBANE Board of Directors elects President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and sets priorities for 2017-2018.

Amherst, MA – August 1, 2017

The Solar Energy Business Association of New England is pleased to announce the election of its slate of officers for the 2017-2018 year:  

President:  Mark Sylvia, Managing Director of External Affairs at BlueWave Solar
Vice President: Nick d’Arbeloff, Vice President of Commercial Business at SunBugSolar
Clerk: Barrett Miles, Partner Account Manager for New England at Mosaic               Treasurer: Scott Howe, Partner and Senior Vice President at Solect Energy

The newly elected officers join the following members as SEBANE’s Board of Directors:

Tom Bone, Vice President for Operations and Sales at CivicSolar
Eric Krathwohl, Managing Director and Attorney at Law at Rich May, P.C.
Daniel Mello Guimaraes, CEO & Co-Founder at Boston Solar
Bill Stillinger, owner at PV Squared Solar
Tom Thompson, Vice President of Sales at LONGi Solar Technology (US) Inc | President of Gridwerks Consulting, Inc

In addition to the election of officers, the SEBANE Board of Directors concluded a strategic planning session on Friday, July 29, 2017.  Building on the foundation developed during the 2016-2017 year including conducting a comprehensive survey of the membership, the 2017-2018 Board of Directors, in implementing those results, will focus SEBANE’s efforts on three core areas:  Policy and Advocacy, Education and Programming, and Membership and Sponsorship.

Moving promptly to implement these priorities, the Board of Directors has established committees which will include Directors as well as representatives of the general membership.   The Board of Directors has set a goal of September to finalize the committee structure including setting the purpose, establishing timelines and setting initial goals. Thereafter SEBANE will solicit interest from the general membership in serving on the committees.   

“The Board of Directors and Director of Operations are excited to be building on the foundation set by the 2016-2017 leadership team,” remarked SEBANE President Mark Sylvia.  “The solar industry continues to create jobs, generate savings for our customers and improve the environment.   SEBANE will build on that success by supporting the growth and long-term sustainability of the solar industry in New England and across the United States.”


 About the Solar Energy Business Association of New England

The Solar Energy Business Association of New England (“SEBANE”) is an organization established to promote and broaden the use of solar technologies and to improve business conditions in the solar energy industry.  Our membership is comprised of companies that are actively engaged in the field of solar energy in New England as well as those involved or interested in the field of solar energy.

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Joan Wilson