Photo: WePOWER Appoints Two Seasoned Executives as Board Members
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — WePOWER LLC, a leading global manufacturer and developer of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) and renewable energy systems today announced the appointment of Bobby Grisham and Tim Sarnoff to its Board of Directors.
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“The expansion of WePOWER’s Board of Directors comes at a perfect time to help support and guide the extraordinary growth we’re currently experiencing. We’re proud to include Bobby and Tim and will clearly benefit by their proven experience and stellar reputations,” said Marvin Winkler, chairman and chief executive officer at WePOWER.
Bobby Grisham served at EDS, a Hewlett-Packard company, from 1978-2009 with career highlights including: chief sales officer, led the successful renegotiation of the US Navy Marine corps Intranet contract, President of US Southwest Operations Solutions, assumed responsibility for all EDS banking and securities business, President of US Information Solutions, managed all IT operations for six General Motors Electrical Component Divisions and was President of the Large Financial Institutions Strategic Business Unit. Mr. Grisham is an active member of the Tartan Board of the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas and served as Tartan Board chairman. He is a founder of the Presidents Council of Dallas Theological Seminary and served on the EDS Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Grisham received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi and his master of business administration degree from the University of Texas.
“Bobby brings a wealth of experience to WePOWER including expertise in implementing high-technology sales and long-standing relationships at major corporations worldwide. His assistance will be invaluable in navigating WePOWER as we capitalize on substantial growth opportunities now before us,” said Winkler.
Tim Sarnoff currently serves as President of Technicolor Digital Productions, a division of Thomson (NYSE: TMS). Previously, Mr. Sarnoff was President of Sony Pictures Imageworks, an award winning visual effects and digital character animation company. In his twelve years of leadership at Imageworks, Mr. Sarnoff grew the company in size, marketshare and capability, including the award winning “Spiderman” franchise. His emphasis on character animation combined with visual effects, led to the establishment of Sony Pictures Animation. Before Imageworks, Mr. Sarnoff was Senior Vice President of Warner Digital Studios after joining Warner Bros. Animation in 1989 to set up Steven Spielberg’s animated series “Tiny Toon Adventures.” At Warner Bros. Animation, Mr. Sarnoff managed the production of over 400 episodes for such series as “Animanics”, “Batman”, and “Superman”. Mr. Sarnoff is a graduate of Stanford University.
“Tim brings a unique set of accomplishments and deal making skills to help guide WePOWER. His unmatched creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and positive personality is a perfect match for WePOWER and our cutting edge approach to doing business,” explained Winkler.
WePOWER is a leading manufacturer and developer of small wind energy systems globally. WePOWER’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) operate in both low and high winds, and are perfectly suited for urban, suburban and rural environments, delivering clean energy to residential, commercial, industrial and government applications. With few moving parts, WePOWER’s patented airfoil designs are virtually vibration-, noise-, and maintenance- free, providing best-in-class products and solutions. WePOWER’s family of Wind Turbines includes the Falcon line, which represent the most comprehensive product offerings in the small wind industry, with available sizes including: 1.2kW, 3.4kW, 5.5kW and 12kW. WePOWER’s patented Windvertiser(TM) line features a method to display moving images on wind turbines including eco-graphics, corporate images and even logos to promote a Green Halo(TM) which visually communicates your commitment to help the environment. WePOWER’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines are approved by the California Energy Commission (“CEC”) as being eligible to qualify for rebate payments and acknowledged by the American Wind Energy Association (“AWEA”) as being a “commercially proven equipment provider.” For more information please visit http://www.wepower.us.