The tragic death of Amonix CEO Brian Robertson late last year has led to Jan van Dokkum, an executive with venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, becoming interim CEO of the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar systems company. The Board of Directors at Amonix said it had enlisted an executive search firm and has established a search committee for the selection and appointment of a new CEO.
“The passing of Brian Robertson is an unthinkable tragedy and it is my goal to succeed him and provide strong leadership and direction for the Amonix team,” said van Dokkum. “I am committed to continuing Amonix’s success in offering the world’s most efficient CPV systems for utility-scale installations domestically and internationally.”
Prior to joining KPCB, Jan van Dokkum was with UTC Power, a division of United Technologies, for seven years. There, he was involved in the development of the company’s on-site power generation products and services, including stationary fuel cells, renewable power solutions and combined cooling, heating and power applications for commercial buildings. Before joining UTC Power, van Dokkum served as president and CEO of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution.