Charles Cargile has served as a Director of the Company since September 2016 and Chairman since January 2020. Mr. Cargile has also served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2017 to August 2020. Since August 2020 Mr. Cargile has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Tattooed Chef, a public company traded on Nasdaq (NASDAQ: TTCF). From July 2016 until September 2016, Mr. Cargile served as an Executive Advisor to MKS Instruments, which acquired Newport Corporation (“Newport”) in April 2016. Prior to that, since 2000, Mr. Cargile served as the Chief Financial Officer for Newport. Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Cargile served in various capacities at York International Corporation (now a division of Johnson Controls, Inc.) since 1998 including Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. From 1992 to 1998 Mr. Cargile served at Flowserve Corporation, most recently as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Cargile currently serves on the board of directors of Photon Control, a company engaged in the design and manufacture of optical sensors. Photon Control is publicly traded on the Toronto Exchange (TEX: Pho.to). Mr. Cargile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Daniel Gross has served as a director of the Company since March 2018. Since 2020, Mr. Gross has been Chief Investment Officer of Climate Real Impact Solutions, a serial issuer of SPACs focused on carbon avoidance, carbon removal and clean energy. Since 2015, Mr. Gross has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and since 2016 as a Lecturer at Yale University. Mr. Gross previously served as a Managing Director of Pegasus Capital Advisors from 2015 through 2016 and a Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management from 2013 through 2015. Mr. Gross was one of the founding Partners of Hudson Clean Energy, a private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. Prior to Hudson, Mr. Gross worked in the U.S. alternative energy investment group at Goldman Sachs as well as GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services unit, where he founded the renewable energy investment business. Mr. Gross is co-founder and principal of Pivotal180, a firm providing consulting, financial advisory and finance training services, with a particular emphasis on emerging markets. Mr. Gross is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management, Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University.
Judith Hall has served as a director of the Company since October 2019. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Hall served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Recurrent Energy, LLC, one of North America’s largest utility-scale solar developers. From 2000 to 2009, Ms. Hall served as Associate General Counsel of Babcock & Brown LP, a global investment and advisory firm. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Hall served as an Associate Attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco, California. Ms. Hall received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from University of California Hastings and her Master of Laws from University of California Berkeley.
Gaylon Morris joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer in January 2021 after two decades leading large-scale engineering and construction companies through transition and growth. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morris served as Business Strategist at Rosendin Electric, one of the largest electrical contractors, from [month, year] to [month, year] where he was responsible for identifying, researching, and developing go-to-market strategies to target new market opportunities. Before Rosendin Electric, he was Senior Vice President of Operations for Strategic Growth and Market Development at Cupertino Electric, Inc. (“CEI”), a large, national electrical contractor, since [month, year]. At CEI, Mr. Morris was responsible for developing and successfully implementing strategies for CEI’s growth divisions, specifically in Modular Manufacturing, Renewable Energy (photovoltaics and storage), and Utility Electrical (transmission, distribution, and substation). Other previous experience includes senior executive roles at NTS Corporation, Methode Electronics and MET Laboratories, along with serving in the United States Navy, where he was a Submarine Service Reactor Plant Operator.
Rhone Resch has served as a director of the Company since November 2016. In 2016, Mr. Resch founded and serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Energy Advisors, a strategic, impact consulting firm that helps clean energy companies navigate complex political, economic and business environments on tax, trade, energy and infrastructure issues. He is also founder, President and CRO of Solarlytics, a power electronics company producing advanced solar products. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Energy Industries Association from 2004 until 2016. From 1998 until 2004, he served as the Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Supply Association, and from 1993 until 1998 he served as the Program Manager of the United States Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Air and Radiation. From 1992 until 1993 Mr. Resch served as a Senior Analyst at Project Performance Corporation. Mr. Resch received a Bachelor of Arts, English/Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, a Master of Environmental Science from State University of New York and a Master of Public Administration, Management from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Stanley Speer has served as a director of the Company since May 2018. Since May 2020, Mr. Speer is the Chief Financial Officer for Cadiz, Inc., a publicly-held real estate and water resource management company. Additionally, Mr. Speer is the principal of Speer and Associates, LLC since 2012, a consulting firm he founded to provide practical operational, financial and strategic financial solutions to public and private businesses. Previously, Mr. Speer was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), in Los Angeles specializing in advising and assisting boards of directors, investment groups, management groups and lenders in a wide range of turnaround, restructuring and reorganization situations. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Speer spent ten years as Chief Financial Officer for Cadiz and its subsidiary Sun World International, a fully-integrated agriculture company. Prior to Cadiz, Mr. Speer was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he spent 14 years in the Los Angeles office specializing in business reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Speer earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.