ViSole Energy announced today that Len Jornlin, founder & CEO of Empower Energies and a former senior executive at SunEdison, is joining the company as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Jornlin replaces Abe Morris, who will become Vice-Chairman of the ViSole Energy board of directors.
“We are extremely excited to have Len join ViSole Energy and lead it in its next stage of growth. Len's accomplishments during his 25-year career in the renewable industry are extraordinary. Len is highly regarded in the industry, and his ability to develop markets and solar projects globally is well recognised,” said David Kay, Chairman of ViSole Energy and a senior member of one of the company's principal investors, Tenor Capital Management.
During his career, Len Jornlin has been integral in developing renewable energy markets and projects in the more advanced European markets, the growing market in the United States and emerging clean energy markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Early in his career, Jornlin worked for BP Solar International, AstroPower, Inc., Bell Atlantic Regulatory Affairs (now Verizon), and the Governor of Delaware. He earned a Master's degree from the University of Chicago in International Business and a Bachelor's Degree from Colgate University.
“ViSole Energy is well positioned with strong support from our investors and strategic partners, including General Motors, to be an industry leader in commercial-scale solar development, and is also at the forefront of bringing critical solar infrastructure to the electric vehicle marketplace,” Mr. Kay concluded.
“We are extremely grateful for the contribution that Abe Morris has made as CEO of ViSole Energy, and are excited to sustain his leadership moving forward. As Vice-Chairman, he'll maintain a very active role in the company's strategic, operational, and financial efforts.”