SolarNet LLC, a California-based distributor and integrator of photovoltaic systems, has named Kevin Shimokobe CEO, effective immediately.
Shimokobe is a veteran of ITOCHU, which acquired SolarNet in April. He is currently CEO of Solar Depot, another wholesale distributor of solar systems, which joined ITOCHU through acquisition in 2007. Going forward, Shimokobe will serve as CEO of both SolarNet and Solar Depot in anticipation of an eventual merger of the two companies.
SolarNet has also hired Andrew Miesiak as the company's chief financial officer and Matt Lugar as vice president of sales for SolarNet's systems integrator, Stellar. In addition, SolarNet's system distributor, DC Power Systems, will open a new warehouse in Rohnert Park, Calif., in November.