Mitsui subsidiary SunWize Technologies has appointed Scott Tonn as its new chief executive officer and elected him to the company’s board of directors. Tonn replaces David Kulik, who has moved into an advisory role for SunWize.
“I am delighted to announce Scott Tonn as the new CEO. He joins us during a time of fast changing industry dynamics, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” said the chairman of SunWize’s board of directors, Susumu Katagiri. “Mr Tonn possesses the qualities and leadership that make him uniquely qualified to drive SunWize forward into its next chapter, building on its already strong industry position.
“I want to thank David Kulik for his service and commitment to SunWize over the last 19 years. He helped shape the Company’s successful path in a rapidly growing U.S. photovoltaic market,” Katagiri added.
Tonn joins SunWize from Blue Renewable Energy, where he served as managing partner. Prior to this he spent a decade as president of Essco Wholesale Electric & EGM. Tonn holds a BA degree in economics from the University of California, Davis.
Tonn’s appointment coincides with the relocation of SunWize’s corporate headquarters from Kingston, New York to San Jose, California. SunWize hopes this move will improve internal communications, innovation and the relationship between company stakeholders.