NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PanelClaw, Inc., a leader in PV solar mounting systems, announced today that Zachary Ward has joined the company as General Manager of PanelClaw's North America Ground Mount Business. Having closed and executed over 600MW of utility solar projects, Ward brings 11 years of solar manufacturing sales and business development experience to PanelClaw. Fueled by his deep domain expertise, Ward will play a key role in the PanelClaw Ground Mount Business as it continues to expand its offering worldwide. He will be attending PV America East 2013 (Booth 1015) for the unveiling of PanelClaw's new large-scale ground-mount system, Sun Bear.
"Zach's passion is unmatched, bringing just the energy we need for what's on tap to be an eventful year for PanelClaw," said Constantino Nicolaou, CEO of PanelClaw North America. "We are moving fast and we are excited to have him help us tackle the big tasks on the horizon to accelerate the adoption of PV across the nation and worldwide."
Prior to joining PanelClaw, Ward spent over 11 years at Advanced Energy Industries, as Director of Utility Sales and Business Development in North America. During his time there he launched the firm's solar inverter business which achieved the largest US market share in just four years. At Advanced Energy he secured over 600MW of utility solar projects, including the landmark 240MWpK Mesquite Solar I and 175MWpk Arlington Valley Solar II in Arizona.
"It's certainly an exciting time to be joining the PanelClaw team, as the solar industry is maturing into a significant energy market," said Ward. "We are at the dawn of Solar 2.0 and it's a thrill to be a part of a company that shares my passion for growing global solar generation by lowering costs with reliable, expertly engineered products."
About PanelClaw Group
PanelClaw Group, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, PanelClaw (North America), Inc. and PanelClaw Europe GmbH, deliver mounting and balance-of-system (BOS) solutions to accelerate the adoption of photovoltaics worldwide. A leader in ballasted flat-roof and ground-mount systems, PanelClaw has deployed nearly 300 MW across the U.S., Canada, the European Union, and India.
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