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Board Members

Board Members

David Bessette

Energy Technology Services, Inc.


Sterling Clifford

Sunnova Energy Corporation

Joel Durrance

Greentech Renewables

Board Secretary

Bill Gallagher


Raina Greenfest

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC

Paola Humphrey


Board 2nd Vice President

Bill Johnson

Brilliant Harvest, LLC
Board Member

Board Treasurer

Jeff Juger

JinkoSolar (US) Inc.

Board 1st Vice President

Alex Khokhlov

PPM Solar

Ben Millar

Sun Harvest Energy

Board President

Wendy Parker Barsell

Florida Solar Energy Industries Association

Jim Purekal

Sunpower Corporation

Steve Rutherford

Tampa Bay Solar

As Program Manager for the SEAL Delivery Vehicle, he gained initiation into the systems development realm by incorporating the latest, most capable and advanced technologies into a premier undersea platform. He achieved phenomenal results in less than two years by consolidating a team of the most talented engineers from industry and government working closely with cutting edge special operators. In less than two years, he managed to improve the world-wide reach and through-water communications capability of the system. He installed the first prototype large format Li-Ion battery system and significantly improved situational awareness for the operators resulting in a more safe and effective system.

 Serving as Program Manager for Maritime Surface Platforms, Steve quickly improved the lethality of the combatant craft systems taking the Remotely Operated Stabilized Automatic Mount (ROSAM) weapon system through certification and Fielding and Deployment Release (F&DR). He fielded over 20 systems in less than six months improving the capability of the Special Warfare Combatant Crewman. Recognizing the limitations of obsolete navigation and intelligence equipment, Steve led a systems development effort to improve situational awareness for SWCC personnel by upgrading the navigation systems on the fleet of surface platforms and improved intelligence related capabilities. Finally, he established the foundation and baseline for the next generation of maritime combatant craft by careful and quantitative risk analysis of the most modern craft on the market. His work reduced development risk for the program which led to a requirement that outlined the “art of the possible” with regard to surface craft. His work included detailed analysis and assessment of shock mitigation, signature reduction; power vs load limitations, endurance and transportability. He averted years of cost overruns and schedule delays.

Justin Vandenbroeck

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