Board of Directors

George C. McNamee , Director & Chairman of the Board - Since: 1997

George C. McNamee serves as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors and has served as such since 1997. He was previously Chairman of First Albany Companies (now GLCH) and a Managing Partner of FA Tech Ventures, an information and energy technology venture capital firm. Mr. McNamee’s background in investment banking has given him broad exposure to many financing and merger and acquisition issues. As an executive, he has dealt with rapid- growth companies, technological change, crisis management, team building and strategy. As a public company director, Mr. McNamee has led board special committees, chaired audit committees, chaired three boards and has been an active lead director. Mr. McNamee has previously served on public company boards, including Mechanical Technology Inc. (MTI) and Home Shopping Network (HSN). He has been an early stage investor, director and mentor for private companies that subsequently went public including MapInfo (now Pitney Bowes), META Group (now Gartner Group) and iRobot Corporation, where he served as a director from 1999 to 2016 and as lead director for the last 11 of those years. He served as a NYSE director from 1999 to 2004 and chaired its foundation. In the aftermath of the 1987 stock market crash, he chaired the Group of Thirty Committee to reform the Clearance and Settlement System. Mr. McNamee has been active as a director or trustee of civic organizations including The Albany Academies and Albany Medical Center, whose Finance Committee he chaired for a dozen years. He is also a director of several private companies, a Sterling Fellow of Yale University and a Trustee of The American Friends of Eton College. He conceived and co-authored the Tales of the Hoffman, which sold over 200,000 copies. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. We believe Mr. McNamee’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his experience serving on countless boards, his background in investment banking and experience with the financial sector and its regulatory bodies.

Gary K. Willis , Director - Since: 2003

Gary K. Willis has been a director of the Company since 2003. Mr. Willis joined Zygo Corporation’s Board of Directors in June 2009 after retiring as Chairman of the Board of Directors in November 2000, having served in that capacity since November 1998. Zygo Corporation, which was acquired in 2014 by Ametek, Inc., was a provider of metrology, optics, optical assembly, and systems solutions to the semiconductor, optical manufacturing, and industrial/automotive markets. Mr. Willis had been a director of Zygo Corporation since February 1992 and also served as President from 1992 to 1999 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 1999. Prior to joining Zygo Corporation, Mr. Willis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Foxboro Company, a manufacturer of process control instruments and systems. Mr. Willis is also a director of Middlesex Health Services, Inc. Mr. Willis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. We believe Mr. Willis’ qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in management and director positions with similar companies, as well as his educational background in mechanical engineering.

Maureen O. Helmer, Esq. , Director - Since: 2004

Maureen O. Helmer has been a director of the Company since 2004. Maureen O. Helmer is currently a member of the law firm Barclay Damon, LLP and is the Chair of the firm’s Regulatory Practice Area. Prior to her joining Barclay Damon, LLP, Ms. Helmer was a member of Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC. From 2003 through 2006, she practiced as a partner in the law firm of Couch White, LLP and then as a solo practitioner. Ms. Helmer has advised international energy, telecommunications and industrial companies on policy and government affairs issues. In addition to serving as Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) from 1998 to 2003, Ms. Helmer also served as Chair of the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Ms. Helmer served as Commissioner of the Public Service Commission from 1997 until 1998 and was General Counsel to the Department of Public Service from 1995 through 1997. From 1984 through 1995, Ms. Helmer held several positions in the New York Legislature, including Counsel to the Senate Energy Committee. She also served as a board member of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Environmental Board and the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission during her tenure as Chair of the PSC. In addition, she was Vice Chair of the Electricity Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and a member of the NARUC Board of Directors. She was also appointed to serve as a member of the New York State Cyber-Security Task Force. She formerly served as a board member of the Center for Internet Security, the Center for Economic Growth, and NY Women in Communications and Energy. Ms. Helmer earned her Bachelor of Science from the State University at Albany and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Buffalo law school. She is admitted to practice law in New York. We believe Ms. Helmer’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her long history of experience with energy regulation, policy and government affairs and advising energy and industrial companies.

Andrew Marsh , Director, President & CEO - Since: 2008

Andrew J. Marsh has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors of the Company since April 8, 2008. Previously, Mr. Marsh was a co-founder of Valere Power, where he served as CEO and Board Member from the Company’s inception in 2001 through its sale to Eltek ASA in 2007. Under his leadership, Valere grew into a profitable global operation with over 200 employees and $90 million in revenues derived from the sale of DC power products to the telecommunications sector. During Mr. Marsh’s tenure, Valere Power received many awards such as the Tech Titan award as the fastest growing technology company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the Red Herring Top 100 Innovator Award. Prior to founding Valere, he spent almost 18 years with Lucent Bell Laboratories in a variety of sales and technical management positions. Mr. Marsh is a member of the board of directors of GEVO, Inc. Mr. Marsh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Temple University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. We believe Mr. Marsh’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his record of success in leadership positions in technology companies having attributes similar to our Company, his extensive experience in management positions as well as his educational background in engineering and business administration.

Johannes Minho Roth , Director - Since: 2013

Johannes M. Roth has been a director since April 2013. Mr. Roth is the founder and, since 2006, has been Managing Director and Chairman of FiveT Capital Holding AG, an investment holding company based in Switzerland with businesses specializing in asset management, risk management and alternative investments. Since 2006, Mr. Roth has been a board member of FiveT Capital AG, Zürich, Switzerland, which advises several long-only funds and operates an asset management business for high net-worth individuals. We believe Mr. Roth’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his background in financial investments, financial and risk management and equity capital markets as well as his experience in management positions.

Gregory Kenausis , Director - Since: 2013

Gregory L. Kenausis has been a director since October 2013. Mr. Kenausis is the founding partner and since 2005 has been the Chief Investment Officer of Grand Haven Capital AG, an investment firm, where he is the head of trading activity and research and is responsible for managing the fund’s structure. He is also an active board member of other boards of directors. We believe Mr. Kenausis’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his background and senior level experience in financial investments, trading and management and equity capital markets.

Luke Schneider , Director - Since: 2017

Luke Schneider has served as a director since March 2017. Mr. Schneider has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Silvercar, an Austin, TX-based start-up that focuses on the rental car space and other vehicle mobility applications since early 2012. Prior to Silvercar, Mr. Schneider was the Chief Technology Officer of Zipcar. He served at Flexcar, as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategy. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Austin Ventures. He has also held various positions with Ford. He received a Master of Business Administration, specializing in Operations and Strategy from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. We believe Mr. Schenider’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in helping guide companies, from start-ups to large enterprises, through major business milestones including IPOs, acquisitions, and product development.

Jonathan Silver , Director - Since: 2018

Jonathan Silver has served as a director of the Company since June 2018, an expert in the “clean economy” with deep financial, operational and policy-related experience. Mr. Silver is one of the nation’s leading clean economy investors and advisors. Named one of the country’s top-ten green-tech “influencers”, Mr. Silver led both the federal government’s $40 billion clean energy investment fund and its $20 billion fund focused on electric vehicles. These were, and remain, the largest clean energy investment funds in the world and the returns rank among the most successful government investment programs. Mr. Silver, and the 200+ person team he assembled, underwrote financing for some of the largest, most innovative and most complex energy projects in the country, including a wide range of wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, fossil, nuclear and advanced automotive technology projects. Mr. Silver built out the organization, set the agency's strategic direction, and led the structuring, growth and management of its loan portfolio. He frequently represented the agency in Washington and in public forums nationally. Under his leadership, agency transactions were twice named "Deal of the Year", and one was nominated for "Deal of the Decade", by leading investment publications. During his tenure, the agency provided financing for the world's largest wind farm; two of the of the world's largest solar thermal power plants; the next generation of wind and solar manufacturing companies; the nation's first nuclear power plant in three decades; several large geothermal projects; and one of the country's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. His group also made large investments to help launch such leading electric vehicle platforms as Tesla and the Nissan Leaf. Today, Mr. Silver is the Managing Partner of Tax Equity Advisors LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor managing $400 million of investments in solar power projects on behalf of large corporations. For several years, he also served as Senior Advisor to Marathon Capital, a leading power industry-focused investment bank. Mr. Silver has been a member of the boards of energy efficiency company, EEmax, a leading player in the tankless water heating industry and Sol Systems, a clean energy investment bank and the largest SREC (solar renewable energy credit) aggregator in the US. He is, or has been, on the boards of the Wind Energy Foundation, American Forests (the nation’s oldest forest conservation organization), and SELF, the Solar Electric Light Fund, which promotes solar electrification in developing countries. Mr. Silver was the co-founder of Core Capital Partners, a successful venture capital investor in battery technology, advanced manufacturing, telecommunications and software. During his tenure, Core raised $350 million across two funds and was a top performer. Mr. Silver has been a member of the board of numerous early-stage technology companies. Earlier, he was a Managing Director, and the Chief Operating Officer, of Tiger Management, one of the country's largest and most successful hedge funds. He has also held senior operating positions (COO, Exec VP) in several companies. In each of these roles, he was responsible for all administration, finance, operations, legal and HR functions. Mr. Silver began his career at McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked on major strategic planning efforts for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and corporations. Mr. Silver has served as a senior advisor to four U.S. Cabinet Secretaries: Energy, Commerce, Interior and Treasury. His philanthropic activity has included membership on the boards of the Federation of American Scientists, the Federal City Council, the Community Foundation of the National Capitol Region, WETA (public television), Arena Stage and a stint as special advisor to the Chancellor of the DC public schools. For several years, Mr. Silver taught the second-year MBA course on entrepreneurship at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. An honors graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Silver did graduate work at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He speaks French and Spanish and has received both Fulbright and Rotary Graduate Fellowships. Mr. Silver is married and lives with his wife and two children in Washington, DC.

Kimberly Harriman , Director - Since: 2021

Kimberly A. Harriman has been a director of the Company since 2021. Ms. Harriman currently serves as Vice President, State Government Relations and Public Affairs, of Avangrid, Inc., an NYSE-listed energy provider operating in 24 states. Ms. Harriman has over twenty years of experience in the energy industry. With Avangrid, she coordinates state government relations and public affairs for electric and gas utility subsidiaries in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine and renewable onshore and offshore energy projects across 22 states. She contributes to the development of company policy positions on key energy issues, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, growth of renewable energy penetration, and investment in electric grid infrastructure. Prior to Avangrid, she served as Senior Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs with New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest public utility in the United States. Among many responsibilities to leverage her extensive regulatory experience to identify and capitalize on new business models and market opportunities, Harriman also led government and community affairs, including interface with local, state, and federal elected leaders and community stakeholders to further the policies and positions of the Power Authority across the NYPA network. She was the liaison with the NY Governor’s Office, interfacing on key initiatives including grid modernization, natural gas evolution, climate law and policy.

Kyungyeol Song , Director - Since: 2021

Kyungyeol Song has been a director of the Company since 2021. Dr. Song currently serves as Head of Quantum Growth for SK E&S Co., Ltd., a member of the SK Group. Dr. Song has a career built on finding and bringing new energy solutions to market. In his current position, he leads a special task force identifying new energy sectors in renewables and energy transition, such as hydrogen and energy storage systems (ESS). He has led business development teams responsible for combining renewable energy, ESS and AI/big data/IoT technologies. Prior to working for the SK Group, Dr. Song served as Director of McKinsey Energy Center. There, he led the Electric Power Practice and Energy and Chemical Practice at McKinsey’s Korea Office. Dr. Song brought strong growth strategies regarding renewable energy and clean tech including investment decisions for electric vehicle battery businesses, M&A deals for front of the meter ESS business, and entry strategies for microgrid and other ESS related businesses. Dr. Song also supported the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Energy (MOTIE) of Korea as an Advisory Committee Member for Energy Policy. Here, he provided counseling and support for the Korean government on national energy policy, such as renewable energy policy, national energy basic plan.