Carbon Disclosure Project: Marc Fox has been appointed director of investor engagement in North America. Marc joins the not-for-profit organization from Goldman Sachs, where he spent seven years as a research analyst. He will work on CDP’s investor engagement strategy in the US and Canada.
Procter & Gamble: Former EPA Assistant Administrator Steve Owens is the newest member of P&G’s US Sustainability Expert Advisory Panel, tasked with evaluating P&G’s sustainability initiatives, among other duties. Owens served as the EPA’s assistant administrator in charge of its Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention from 2009 until November 30, 2011, before going into private law practice with the Squire Sanders law firm.
Enova Systems: CEO Michael Staran and COO John Mullins have resigned from the company and its board of directors, according to the electric drive systems company’s form 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Christopher Thunen has been appointed to the board of directors to fill one of the vacancies. The struggling company also reports 80 percent of its workforce has left the company because of continued delays in industry adoption of EV technology.
Johns Manville: Dr. Timothy Swales, vice president of corporate research and development, has assumed the additional role of chief sustainability officer at the building materials company. Swales’ previous roles within JM include research and development director, and director, innovation and commercialization for the engineered products business.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: The organization has appointed Naomi Baum chief operating officer and hired Ethan Rogers as the senior manager to run the organization’s research program on industrial energy efficiency. Most recently, Baum served as executive director of the Congressional Oversight Panel, a bipartisan panel created to oversee the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. Rogers comes to ACEEE from the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program in Indiana.
LM Wind Power: CEO Roland Sundén is leaving after six years with the wind turbine blade manufacturer. Tim Robson, a non-executive director, will act as interim CEO.
Acciona: The Spanish renewable energy infrastructure and water-services provider has appointed Robert M. Park president of Acciona Canada, a new, non-executive role intended to grow the company’s core business in the country. Park has served as president of Acciona’s infrastructure division in Canada since 2007. Acciona has also moved engineer Purificación Torreblanca from Spain to Canada to lead the company’s infrastructure team.