Northern Electric Power Technology Inc. (NEP), developer of leading rapid shutdown safety solutions and state-of-the-art solar microinverters, today announces the appointment of Ed Heacox as CEO. Heacox, who has been General Manager of CPS America, will transition to an Advisor role with CPS as he initiates his role of CEO of NEP. He will implement and lead NEP’s global strategy and engagement with the US market. NEP has a ten-year history, starting in Japan and expanding globally, with installations in 25 countries. NEP is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, and established as a benefit corporation driven to advance solar power conversion, safety and clean energy. Under the leadership of Heacox from the Pleasanton, California location, NEP will leverage its global experience to advance its technologies and products for solar projects throughout the United States.
With over three decades of experience, Ed Heacox is an established leader in power electronics. Transitioning to the solar industry in 2008, he has held top roles at inverter companies AE and CPS Americas. Both start-up business units gained traction and eventually #1 market share in their respective segments while under his management. With his new appointment, Heacox states, “Market share success completely depends on rigorous execution by great people. The ‘human factor’ is the most important element for NEP’s success. I am looking forward to reformulating NEP and building a team to expand our technology of microinverters, rapid shutdown safety, and data solutions to fulfill the needs of the US market.”
EnergeiaWorks, the premier executive search firm dedicated to renewable energy, will collaborate with NEP on an exclusive contract to assemble a new team to execute the plans set for the next five years. William Liuzza, Founder and CEO of EnergeiaWorks, adds, “After working extensively with Ed Heacox to develop a talented staff across all departments of CPS Americas, EnergeiaWorks welcomes the opportunity to partner with NEP and help scale its business in the US. We are proud to support Ed and his efforts to grow the company to become a major player in solar.”
Northern Electric Power Technology Inc (NEP) was founded in the USA and has a 10 year history of developing advanced solar power conversion solutions. They have shipped over 300,000 units of its market leading microinverter and rapid shutdown MLPE products to customers in more than 25 countries. NEP has a relentless focus on safety, reliability, cost efficiency and customer focused innovation. NEP is formulated as a benefit corporation to deliver value to shareholders and all other humans. Visit NEP at Northernep.com.
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