Akeena Announces Effren As Wallace’s Successor

Akeena Solar Inc., a designer and installer of solar power systems, has announced that Gary R. Effren will succeed David ‘Lad’ Wallace as the Los Gatos, Calif.-based company's chief financial officer (CFO). Effren will report directly to Barry Cinnamon, CEO.

‘Gary brings almost 30 years of Fortune 500 experience to Akeena,’ says Cinnamon. ‘Akeena is developing a top-level senior management team in order to properly position the company for continued growth. Gary will play a leadership role with the management team and investment community. His expertise in long-range budgeting and planning will assist the team in achieving our strategic and financial objectives.’

Wallace's resignation, effective Sept. 28, was announced in a press release on Sept. 21.

‘I achieved what I set out to do at Akeena,’ Wallace says. ‘I am now ready for a new career course, although I will greatly miss the people at Akeena. I have the utmost respect for their integrity, industry knowledge and leadership abilities.’

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