SkyFuel Inc., a designer and provider of utility-grade concentrating solar power technology and systems, has hired Richard J. LeBlanc as CEO and a member of the board of directors.
LeBlanc is a 30-year veteran of global energy, automated control systems and high-tech communications firms. He comes to SkyFuel from Chemrec AB, a biomass-waste to biofuels renewable energy technology firm based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has served as CEO since 2008.
Prior to working at Chemrec, he was a division president at Siemens Building Technologies, where he oversaw building automation and energy services for the global engineering conglomerate. His experience leading companies in the automated systems, controls and communications industries includes founding Shared Communications in 1985 to build proprietary telecommunications management and monitoring systems.