Solar Power Veteran Brings Expertise in Market Expansion Strategies to Drive Infinia's Growth
OGDEN, UT – Mar. 12, 2013 – Infinia Corporation, a leader in free-piston Stirling generator technology for clean energy products, today announced the appointment of Jos van der Hyden to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mr. Van der Hyden joins Infinia following a career with market-leading solar solution providers Canadian Solar and First Solar. As First Solar's Vice President of Business Development for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia regions, Mr. Van der Hyden built partnerships with a key network of energy companies and project developers to successfully expand the market for photovoltaic modules.
"We are very pleased that Jos has chosen to join us," stated Mike Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Infinia. "He brings proven sales experience in the products and markets Infinia is entering and a rich background developing the type of strategic partnerships in the energy industry that will accelerate Infinia's growth objectives. His business acumen and prior experience expanding international distribution channels for solar products will be invaluable as we bring our near-term 160 MW pipeline to fruition."
Prior to First Solar, Mr. Van der Hyden held senior executive leadership roles in both the energy and telecommunications industries, driving results in technology development, sales and market growth. During his tenure at McKinsey & Company, he advised leading companies on market analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and international business expansion.
"It is a thrilling experience to join the Infinia team during such an important phase in its evolution as a provider of utility-scale energy solutions," said Van der Hyden. "Its PowerDish products offer game-changing technology and its free-piston Stirling generator designs feature unique, low-cost solutions ideal for power generation needs in both developed and emerging markets."
Infinia Corporation is an energy technology company developing and manufacturing high-efficiency, free-piston Stirling generators that convert readily available and low cost heat sources such solar, biogas and natural gas into reliable on- or off- grid electricity. Following 30 years of development of its ultra-high reliability technology for the DOD, NASA and the DOE, Infinia is currently launching its solar product, the PowerDish™. The PowerDish is the world's first Stirling-based solar power generation system suitable for automotive-scale manufacturing and deployment from small distribution-scale arrays to multi-megawatt, utility-scale solar power plants. For more information on Infinia Corp., its Stirling platform, or fuel-fired, combined heat and power (CHPP), hybrid 24/7 and PowerDish™ solar products, please visit www.infiniacorp.com.