(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Sopogy, Inc. and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.)
Sopogy Strengthens Execution Capabilities
Management changes are focused on rapid commercialization of
solar steam and process heat markets
Belmont, CA. -- March 19, 2013 - Sopogy, Inc., a concentrating
solar thermal technology company, today announced that it has
appointed David Fernandez as its President and Chief Operating
Officer to strengthen its execution capabilities. Furthermore,
the company has appointed Darren T. Kimura as Chief Global
Strategist and Chief Marketing Officer.
David Fernandez will assume responsibilities for day to day
activities and report to the Board of Directors. Before joining
Sopogy, Mr. Fernandez was the Vice President of North American
Operations at SunEdison, one of the largest solar companies in
the world. Prior to joining SunEdison, he was the Senior VP of
Operations for FRV, Inc. (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures), a
leading global operator in photovoltaic and thermosolar energy
plants. He previously served as COO with GES USA (Global Energy
Services) where he worked on wind and solar renewable energy
projects. Mr. Fernandez has an MBA from Instituto de Empresa, a
Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and a
BA from Western Michigan University also in Aeronautical
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Fernandez join Sopogy as
President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Fernandez will
strengthen Sopogy’s core business. It is important that we take
that step forward to achieve the great potential in our
business,” said Taro Inaba, member of the Board of Directors.
“Sopogy has an exciting technology platform and I’m honored to
join the team. My strong background in engineering and
operations will help improve our products and the customer
experience,” said David Fernandez.
Mr. Kimura, Sopogy’s founder and previously Chairman of the
Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, will now be
responsible for the company’s domestic and international
expansion and will oversee marketing efforts.
“Darren is a world class entrepreneur. His success in raising
capital, building teams and leading the company in its growth is
second to none. Sopogy now needs Darren to lead us in global
marketing. This role takes advantage of his skills and creates
value for all shareholders. I’m confident he will take us to
new heights,” said Carlos Domenech, member of the Board of
“At this stage in our growth, serving as the Company’s Chief
Global Strategist and Chief Marketing Officer will enable me to
develop our brand and drive our sales and commercialization
efforts forward,” said Darren T. Kimura.
All appointments are effective immediately.
Sopogy revolutionized solar thermal technology with MicroCSP.
Developing modular collectors about one-third the size of a
traditional concentrated solar power mirror, Sopogy cut the cost
of solar thermal energy to a fraction of the cost. Proprietary
storage units stabilize volatile energy production when cloudy
and prolong production after sunset. Sopogy’s thermal energy is
the fuel for stable, renewable process heat, air conditioning,
and power generation. For more information please visit
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