Management

Marco A. Northland

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Marco A. Northland

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Northland has extensive experience leading growth companies. Prior to co-founding Etrion in 2008, he was responsible for establishing and overseeing European operations for SunPower Corporation, a leading U.S. solar energy company, where he secured commitments for several large-scale solar power plants in Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Prior to SunPower, Mr. Northland held executive positions in various technology companies, including AT&T Latin America, FirstCom and Panamsat. Mr. Northland graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in computer science. He also received an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Northland is originally from Chile and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Paul Rapisarda

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Rapisarda

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rapisarda has more than 20 years of experience in direct investing, investment banking and public company senior executive roles. He has a strong background in the energy industry, including cross-border and emerging markets experience. Mr. Rapisarda was most recently Executive Vice President – Commercial Development at Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT/TSX: ATP), a Canadian independent power producer with substantial assets in renewable technologies such as wind, hydro and biomass. He had primary responsibility for the investment of over $1.2 billion in equity capital while at Atlantic Power. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Compass Advisors LLC, a boutique M&A advisory and private equity firm. Mr. Rapisarda holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Giora Salita

Executive Vice President, Business Development and M&A

Giora Salita

Executive Vice President, Business Development and M&A

Mr. Salita has over 15 years of executive experience in the renewable energy, technology and private equity sectors. Prior to joining Etrion, Mr. Salita was one of the founding members of Sunray Renewable Energy Ltd., a leading solar power developer in Europe and the Middle East that was acquired by SunPower Corporation, a leading U.S. solar energy company, in 2010. Subsequently, Mr. Salita held the position of Vice President Utility Power Plants International at SunPower, where he led the marketing, sales and business development teams responsible for project development, engineering, procurement and construction of utility-scale solar parks. Mr. Salita graduated from the Warwick Business School with a bachelor’s degree in management sciences and attended the development program for owners/directors at INSEAD Business School in France.

Toshihiro Awata

CEO - Etrion Japan

Toshihiro Awata

CEO - Etrion Japan

Mr. Toshihiro Awata comes with a wealth of experience of 30 years in power generation and transmission as well as renewable and energy savings in emerging markets. Prior to joining Etrion in 2017, Mr. Awata held several top management positions at Hitachi High-Technologies, including CEO of HHT Taiwan, Corporate Officer for direct sales solutions and General Manager for the Strategy Division. His work also included new business development in Japan as well as overseas. Mr. Awata holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Law from Keio University and an MBA from Chuo University. He is fluent in Japanese and English.

Martin Oravec

Vice President, Structured Finance

Martin Oravec

Vice President, Structured Finance

Mr. Oravec has over 10 years of experience in the finance and renewable energy sectors. Prior to joining Etrion in 2009, Mr. Oravec worked as a manager for a renewable energy private equity fund in London with investments in wind and solar projects across Europe. He was responsible for investment analysis, project financing and communication with investors. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant for an energy consulting company in Washington, DC, advising on business strategy to large international companies in the United States and abroad. Mr. Oravec graduated from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University with a dual master’s degree in Economics and International Relations. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 2010. Mr. Oravec is fluent in English and Slovak, conversational in German and has advanced knowledge of French.

Christian Lacueva

Vice President, Asset Management Services

Christian Lacueva

Vice President, Asset Management Services

Mr. Lacueva has over 20 years proven managerial experience in finance, accounting, human resources and overall administration, dealing with complex situations in multicultural environments. Before joining Etrion, he was part of the team that led the expansion in Europe of SunPower Corporation, a leading U.S. solar energy company, setting up operations in Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Japan. Prior to Sun Power, Mr. Lacueva held senior positions at the Bacardi Group helping structure their commercial and financial matters. Mr. Lacueva holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fribourg University, Switzerland and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lacueva is fluent in six languages, including English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Teruo Yamanaka

Corporate Director - Japan

Teruo Yamanaka

Corporate Director - Japan

Mr. Teruo Yamanaka has extensive experience of 40 plus years’ in management of sales for Hitachi group consumer products in Japan and overseas. He established Hitachi Sales Scandinavia AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He also served as Managing Director for all European consumer products businesses based in their London office. Prior to joining Etrion in 2012, Mr. Yamanaka was President and CEO of Anoto Maxell K.K., Swedish IT affiliate office in Japan and also served as Vice President of Hitachi GE Lighting, a joint venture between Hitachi and General Electric. Throughout his career, Mr. Yamanaka acquired broad expertise in successfully establishing partnerships between Japanese and foreign companies. In 2010 he was nominated as Auditor of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Mr. Yamanaka graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He is conversational in German and Swedish and fluent in business English.



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