EnSync Energy Systems Announces Key Additions to Executive Management Team
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, a leading developer of innovative distributed energy resources, announces the addition of key energy industry executives to the leadership team of the company.
William (Bill) Dallapiazza joins EnSync as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dallapiazza joined EnSync Energy Systems in July 2017 as the Interim Vice President of Finance, where he brought over 22 years of leadership experience in finance and accounting within both publicly held and private equity sponsored companies. Prior to joining EnSync, from 2014 to 2017, Mr. Dallapiazza served as Vice President and Controller for Franklin Energy Services, an implementer of energy efficiency and educational programs for utilities, municipalities and state partnerships. From 2006 to 2013, he also served as Corporate Controller for RathGibson, a stainless-steel tubing manufacturer, and in various positions with RathGibson’s acquirer, publicly held Precision Castparts Corp., a manufacturer of complex metal components and products. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Corporate Controller for publicly held The Aristotle Corporation, a provider of educational, health, medical, and agricultural products. Mr. Dallapiazza holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Kenneth Alft is promoted to Vice President Customer Engineering. Mr. Alft joined the company in August 2014 as manager of the Project Engineering group in the Engineering organization, after an extensive career of project management and electrical and control systems positions. From there, Mr. Alft was promoted to Manager of Operations, where he was in charge of manufacturing operations, field operations, and project engineering. As the company greatly expanded the customer base and projects to be executed, Mr. Alft took over as manager of the company’s newly created Customer Engineering department. He has successfully built the company capability to design and configure optimized customer distributed energy resources and distributed generation systems, as well as the capability to execute and support projects in the field.
Concurrent with the hiring of Mr. Dallapiazza, the company announces the resignation of Frederick Vaske, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Mr. Dallapiazza and Simms Duncan, VP of Structured Finance will direct report to Brad Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We’re very excited to have Bill join the company. In his capacity of Interim Vice President of Finance he has brought a strong focus on maximizing our balance sheet efficiency, business processes, and cost management. Ken has been instrumental in building the company and improving our operational execution. His promotion recognizes his significant contribution,” said Brad Hansen, CEO and President of EnSync Energy Systems. “We’d also like to thank Fred Vaske for his contribution to the company, including helping us develop the structured finance role and building the overall finance and accounting roles in the company.”
As an inducement to join the Company as CFO, Mr. Dallapiazza was issued inducement stock options to purchase a total of 120,000 shares of Company common stock with an exercise price of $0.37 per share, which was the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American on February 9, 2018. The options will vest and become exercisable in three equal annual installments. Mr. Dallapiazza was also issued an award of inducement restricted stock units covering 180,000 shares of Company common stock that will vest upon the achievement of certain performance vesting conditions.
About EnSync Energy Systems
EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems (EnSync Energy), is creating the future of electricity with innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms. EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid. As project developer, EnSync Energy’s distinctive engagement methodology encompasses load analysis, system design consulting, and technical and financial modeling to ensure energy systems are sized and optimized to meet our customers’ objectives for value and performance. Proprietary direct current (DC) power control hardware, energy management software, and extensive experience with numerous energy storage technologies uniquely positions EnSync Energy to deliver fully integrated systems that provide for efficient design, procurement, commissioning, and ongoing operation. EnSync Energy’s IOE control platform adapts easily to ever-changing generation and load variables, as well as changes in utility prices and programs, ensuring the means to make or save money behind-the-meter, while concurrently providing utilities the opportunity to use DERs for an array of grid enhancing services. In addition to direct system sales, EnSync Energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) in its portfolio of offerings, which enables electricity savings for customers and provides a stable financial yield for investors. EnSync Energy is a global corporation, with joint venture Meineng Energy in AnHui, China, and energy project development subsidiary Holu Energy LLC in Hawaii, and DCfusion LLC, a power system engineering and design, consultancy and policy firm. For more information, visit www.ensync.com.
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