Although Desmond Wheatley has been consulting for Envision Solar International since this past May, he was recently selected as the new president and COO of the company, effective immediately. Along with already having an established relationship with Envision, Wheatley brings 20 years of senior international management experience in technology systems integration, energy management, communications and renewable energy.
Wheatley is credited with being a founding partner for the international consulting practice of Crichton Hill and was a prior CEO of iAxis FZ. From 2000 to 2007, Wheatley served in several senior management positions at Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, fka Wireless Facilities and the last five years as President of ENS, which he formed in 2002.
Wheatley is also recognized for founding, funding and operating four start-up companies and engaging in M&A activities. He is on the board of directors for Admonsters and the Human Capital Group.
“I am delighted to be evolving my existing relationship with Envision Solar,” stated Wheatley. “During my tenure as a consultant since the company went public, I have become increasingly excited by the opportunities ahead of us. Envision has a group of products and services which are unique in this high growth industry and the company is well positioned to take advantage of the six years of vision, product development and 10MW of installed base it has achieved under Bob’s leadership. There is a nexus occurring in the market place and the level of interest we are receiving for our Park Solar and integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure gives me a strong indication that we should anticipate real traction in 2011. I look forward to assisting the team through our next period of significant growth.”