M+W Group has appointed Jim Brown president of its solar subsidiary M+W Energy Inc.
“Jerry Shinn is stepping down as president of M+W Energy as part of a planned leadership transition, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks for his leadership in building M+W Energy into one of the top-tier competitors in the U.S. solar market,” explains Ron Oakley, CEO of M+W Americas.
Brown comes to M+W Energy (formerly Gehrlicher Solar) with an extensive solar industry background, having served as president of utility system business and executive vice president of global business development at First Solar and senior vice president at NRG.
“I’m honored to be given an opportunity to lead this organization,” comments Brown. “I look forward to building on the existing business and leading the company into the era of energy storage systems, hybrid energy systems and microgrids in the U.S. and abroad.”