Florent Abadie,
Chief Executive Officer and President

Florent Abadie, Chief Executive Officer and PresidentFlorent Abadie has been responsible for overseeing Enerparc’s strategy and expanding its operations in North America since 2012. Before being named president and CEO, Mr. Abadie was in charge of business development for Enerparc in Europe, where he successfully managed project delivery and business expansion, acquiring and directing the implementation of more than 40 solar projects. Prior to joining Enerparc, Mr. Abadie worked at Conergy for 4 years as a senior manager for the Asia-Pacific region. There, he initiated and managed the construction of large-scale solar facilities, including a 24-megawatt solar-tracking facility in South Korea and a 2-megawatt, roof-mounted system in Saudi Arabia—the first megawatt-sized project in that country. Before that, he was Head of Engineering for BP Solar in France. A chemical engineer trained at the Ecole des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux in France, Mr. Abadie has worked in the photovoltaic industry for more than 17 years.

Donald Miller,
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Donald Miller, Chief Operating Officer and General CounselDonald Miller is responsible for all business and asset operations, ensuring that Enerparc possesses the resources and processes to meet its goals. As General Counsel, he is in charge of the structuring, execution, and closing of all Enerparc transactions and oversees all general corporate legal, compliance, and HR matters. He has been active in the solar energy industry since 2005. Previously he served as General Counsel Americas for Conergy, where he established the region’s legal department and managed all transactional work, corporate governance matters, and litigation. He also served on both active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence branch, first as a Russian linguist and then as a Military Intelligence officer. Mr. Miller earned a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, an M.B.A. (Finance concentration) from Golden Gate University, an M.A. (Linguistics) from San Jose State University, and a B.A. from John Carroll University. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Nikolaus Mainka,
Chief Financial Officer

Nikolaus Mainka, Chief Financial OfficerNikolaus Mainka is responsible for controlling, accounting, and treasury as well as for the implementation and compliance of corporate processes with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. He also oversees the company’s US investment activities, financial structuring, and analysis of project finance transactions. Previously, Mr. Mainka managed global-project controlling and the setup of the corporate finance structure and financial reporting for Enerparc AG in Hamburg, Germany. He joined Enerparc AG as one of its first employees during its start-up phase and was actively involved in establishing its commercial and operational infrastructure and defining group standards. Mr. Mainka studied in Germany and Belgium and earned an MBA (Dipl.-Kaufmann) with honors from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Thomas Houghton,
Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Houghton, Chief Technology OfficerThomas Houghton is responsible for project rollout, leveraging hands-on construction experience to facilitate the selection of reliable components and engineer optimum system design from both a technical and economic perspective. He manages Enerparc’s technology portfolio and directs all procurement, planning, and technical-compliance activities for commercial solar facilities. Mr. Houghton started his solar career in 2006 and is a true believer in the environmental principles upon which solar was founded, creating his own residential and commercial solar-installation and -engineering company, which he ran from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, he joined Trina Solar and took a leadership role in technical services, product management, project development, and strategic business development. Mr. Houghton is the Responsible Managing Employee for Enerparc and holds contractor licenses in CA, OR, TN, and NC. His background is in mechanical engineering, studied at the University of California, Davis.

 

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