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Catalyze adds four execs to its leadership suite

BOULDER — Catalyze LLC, a clean energy transition company that builds, owns and operates solar, battery storage and electric vehicle charging systems for commercial and industrial customers, has expanded its executive suite with the addition of four executives.

Former electric power industry executive Brian McDonald has joined as executive vice president/chief operations officer. Former digital solutions and demand response executive Terrill Laughton will serve as chief commercial officer. Energy sector supply chain executive Joseph Kiwak joined as senior vice president of supply chain management, and former Tesla and SolarCity leader Tristan Glenwright joined as vice president of energy storage solutions.

Catalyze’s new additions to its leadership team will play a role in enhancing the company’s ability to deliver sustainable, profitable and simplified energy solutions nationwide, according to a press statement.

“As our company continues to grow, we are committed to building a seasoned team that shares the knowledge, experience and passion needed to deliver on the promise of decarbonizing commercial real estate,” Steve Luker, CEO of Catalyze, said in a written statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Brian, Terrill, Joseph and Tristan to the Catalyze family. With impressive track records of executing large scale strategic initiatives across the clean energy industry, I am confident that our new executive team members will help bring our solutions to more partners than ever before in 2023 and beyond.”

McDonald previously worked in leadership roles at Cupertino Electric Inc., NextEra Energy Inc., Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and Calpine Corp. 

Laughton most recently spent nearly 15 years at Johnson Controls, culminating in his role of developing cloud-based offerings from incubation to maturity and marketing those solutions to major multi-national corporate accounts.

Kiwak worked for more than 30 years in the energy sector including executive positions at Sunfinity Renewable Energy, Sunnova Energy, and NRG Renew.

Glenwright worked at Tesla where he led some of the world’s largest and most novel energy storage and microgrid projects.

Source: BizWest

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