Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for commercial and residential markets, has announced the appointment of Rhone A. Resch, former head of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), as an independent director. The new appointment will be effective on Nov. 1 and expand the size of the Sunworks board to eight members.
“We are excited and honored to welcome Rhone to our board of directors and believe his industry expertise and corporate leadership experience will significantly enhance our efforts to strategically scale our business and expand our footprint with in the solar industry,” said Jim Nelson, CEO of Sunworks. “There are few individuals who carry the understanding of solar that Rhone does, and bringing the benefits of his expertise to Sunworks will give us an incredible advantage. We look to the future with anticipation and expect to see our vision for the company widened even further as we incorporate Rhone’s talents.”
Earlier this year, Resch stepped down from his position as president and CEO of SEIA after serving as the national trade association’s leader for over a decade. According to Sunworks, Resch has over 18 years of experience in the public and private sector working in clean energy development and on climate change issues. In addition to serving as the vice president for the Natural Gas Supply Association, Rhone also served as program manager at the U.S. EPA’s Climate Protection Division during the Clinton administration.
“Having had broad exposure to the industry, I feel that Sunworks is uniquely positioned in the solar industry to grow rapidly and profitably and provide a level of service and professionalism that is unique in any industry,” commented Resch. “The future is clear: Solar companies with a strong focus on quality, customer service and value are going to beat the large national solar companies. I am excited to work with the board to help management leverage their strategic advantages to continue to deliver growth that outpaces the industry.”