Chairman of the Board
Brad Forth has been a senior advisor to Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group since 2016. He helps the team anticipate growth opportunities in the power, utility and energy sectors, and invest its capital in leading companies, helping management teams to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Mr. Forth has spent his entire career in the energy industry. He began his career as a design engineer at Power Measurement, Inc. in 1988, where he was responsible for pioneering research in the field of digital power metering and energy management systems. Mr. Forth remained at Power Measurement in various capacities for 18 years, the last nine as its CEO from 1999 to 2005. In 2006, he joined GFI Energy Group as a partner until 2009. Mr. Forth was a Managing Director at Oaktree from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Forth was a former board member of Xantrex Technology, The Kirlin Group and OpTerra Energy Group, and a former board chair of GT Solar Incorporated, Turbine Generator Maintenance, Cannon Technologies, GoodCents and TenK Solar. Since June 2017, he has been a board member of Shoals Technologies Group Inc., a privately held manufacturing company. Mr. Forth received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria in Canada. He was winner of the 2002 Ernst and Young award for “Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology and Communications” and has been a member of Young Presidents’ Organization since 1998. Mr. Forth was nominated to serve as the chairman of our board of directors because of his expertise in the energy industry.
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hostetler has served as Chief Executive Officer of Array Technologies since April 2022. He has over 18 years of global industrial business leadership experience having transformed multiple engineered products and services companies throughout his career.

Prior to Array, Mr. Hostetler served as Chief Executive Officer at Rotork, a FTSE 250 company, where he led the company’s Growth Acceleration Program which drove improved margins, capital efficiency and commercial excellence.

Prior to joining Rotork in 2018, Mr. Hostetler served as Chief Executive Officer of FDH Infrastructure Services, leading the engineering and construction services provider through a series of acquisitions to support improvement of aging critical infrastructure, such as bridges, dams, and transmission towers. He was Executive Advisor to Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth capital investments and leveraged buyouts in middle-market companies. He held ascending leadership roles over seven years at IDEX Corporation, where he served as an officer of the company and the Group President of the of the Fluid and Metering Technologies Segment and IDEX Asia, which includes operating platforms in energy, water, chemical, food and agriculture. Mr. Hostetler also spent seven years at Ingersoll Rand in progressive P&L leadership and business development roles within the Industrial Technologies Segment.

Mr. Hostetler has a B.S. in Finance from King’s College and an MBA from New York University-Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


Paulo Almirante has more than 25 years of experience in the energy business, working in various positions on the development, construction and management of wind, hydro, solar, coal and gas assets. Mr. Almirante started working in 1991 for EDP in Portugal moving to National Power in the UK in 1996. As of 2000, he became Director of various companies in Portugal and Spain and from 2005 to 2013 he was the International Power Regional Director for Iberia. In 2011, Mr. Almirante was also appointed COO for GDF Suez Latin America based in Brazil and from 2013 to 2015 he was President of Energy Europe Portugal and CEO of TrustEnergy. From January 2016 to April 2018, Mr. Almirante was the CEO of Generation Europe for the Engie Group.

In May 2016, Mr. Almirante was appointed Executive Vice President of the Engie Group and member of the Executive Committee responsible for the Brazil; Middle East, South and Central Asia and Turkey; North, South and Eastern Europe; and General Europe (until May 2019) Business Units. Mr. Almirante was also responsible for the Group Corporate Societal and Environmental Responsibility Department of Engie Group until May 2019. In July 2018, Mr. Almirante was appointed the Chief Operating Officer for the Engie Group. In Feb 2021, he was appointed SEVP in charge of Renewables, Nuclear and Energy Management and Trading.

Mr. Almirante holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from IST – Technical University of Lisbon, a Diploma in Management Studies from the Catholic University of Lisbon and undertook the Global Leadership Development Program at London Business School.

Mr. Almirante was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Portuguese Energy Regulator and the Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Electricity Industry.

Troy Alstead is the founder of Ocean5 and Table 47, concepts opened in 2017 for dining, entertainment and events. In February 2016, Mr. Alstead retired from Starbucks Corporation, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain, after 24 years with the company, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. He served as Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, he served as that company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Additionally, he served as Group President from 2013 until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Alstead joined Starbucks in 1992 and over the years served in a number of operational, general management, and finance roles. Mr. Alstead spent a decade in Starbucks’ international business, including roles as Senior Leader of Starbucks International, President Europe/Middle East/Africa headquartered in Amsterdam, and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Greater China, headquartered in Shanghai. Mr. Alstead is also a member of the board of directors of Levi Strauss & Co. and Harley-Davidson, Inc., OYO Global, and Topgolf International. Mr. Alstead earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Washington. Mr. Alstead was nominated to serve on our board of directors because of his expertise in the areas of finance and operations.
Orlando D. Ashford served as the President at Holland America Line Inc. at Carnival plc from December 2014 until June 2020. Mr. Ashford oversaw Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy. Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. Ashford was the President of the Talent business segment at Mercer LLC and Mercer Inc., a global consulting leader and subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Ashford was the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. in 2008, Mr. Ashford served as Group Director of Human Resources for Eurasia and Africa for the Coca-Cola Company and as Vice President of Global Human Resources Strategy and Organizational Development for Motorola, Inc. He has also held leadership positions with Mercer Delta Consulting, Ameritech and Andersen Consulting. Mr. Ashford serves on the board of directors for ITT Inc., Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, the Seattle chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and Year Up. He has been honored as a Purdue University School of Technology Distinguished Alumnus and received the Seattle Business Magazine 2019 Executive Excellence Award. Mr. Ashford earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Industrial Technology from Purdue University. Mr. Ashford was nominated to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience serving on public company boards and his expertise in addressing talent, culture and human capital issues at the executive level.

Jay has over 30 years of international technology experience in the automotive, aerospace and advanced water technology fields, much of which she gained through roles of increasing importance with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Eaton Aerospace and Xylem Inc.

 After starting her career in product development for Delphi/General Motors in 1988, Ms. Iyengar joined Chrysler in 1997 as a Powertrain Systems Engineer. This was followed by a series of roles of increasing importance in its powertrain division, and in 2005 was named Senior Manager and Chief Engineer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Hybrid Development Center. From 2009 – 2012 Ms. Iyengar served as Global Director, Electrified Powertrains for FCA. In 2012 she joined Eaton Aerospace as Group Vice President Engineering and Technology, and from 2015 – 2019 she was the Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of Xylem Inc., a leading water technology company.

Jay Iyengar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University, Karnataka, India, a Master’s degree MTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA. She has also served on the board of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society and is a current board member of Engineering Tomorrow, a non-profit focused on promoting STEM education for underprivileged minority high school students.


Bilal Khan is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Khan has been involved in the execution of several Blackstone investments, including various Sithe Global investments, Fisterra Energy, PQ Energy, Transmission Developers, American Petroleum Tankers, Lightstone Generation, Lonestar Generation and Onyx Renewables.

Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Khan was an Associate at GTCR Golder Rauner, where he was involved with the analysis and execution of private equity investments in a wide range of industries. Prior to that, Mr. Khan worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Lazard Frères focused on Power & Utilities clients.

Mr. Khan received a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.


Gerrard Schmid currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Diebold Nixdorf Inc., a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation and service of self-service transaction systems, point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets. Since June 2020, Mr. Schmid has also served on the Board of Directors at Information Systems Audit & Control Association, Inc.

Mr. Schmid has more than 20 years of leadership experience in banking, payments, and financial technology. Most recently, he was a senior advisor with The Boston Consulting Group. From 2012 to 2017 he served as chief executive officer of D+H Corporation, a $1.7 billion global fintech company that was publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:DH) prior to being merged with Misys. He joined D+H in 2007 as president and CEO of the company’s Filogix business unit.

Prior to D+H, Mr. Schmid managed a $3 billion retail banking business at Lloyds TSB in the United Kingdom. From 2001 to 2005, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for retail banking at CIBC. In 1997 Mr. Schmid joined McKinsey and Company, Inc., where he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility, working across financial services, e-commerce and technology before joining CIBC. Mr. Schmid began his career in finance at Citibank in 1995 as a developer in derivatives supporting trade reconciliations.

Originally from South Africa, Mr. Schmid earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and started his career as an aerospace engineer. He also holds a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.


Ms. Jokinen joined the Board of Directors of Array Technologies in November 2022. She has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience across various global industries, where she focused on accelerating growth in her role as Chief Financial Officer for both public and private companies.

Most recently, Ms. Jokinen was CFO of Vyaire Medical, Inc., a $1.2 billion medical device company. She previously held the CFO role at Acelity Inc., which was acquired by 3M in October 2019. She also was CFO of G&K Services, Inc., a publicly traded company, which was acquired by Cintas in 2017. Ms. Jokinen spent most of her career with Valspar Corporation, a global manufacturing company, serving as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for four years.

Ms. Jokinen currently sits on the Board of Directors at Alamo Group and Candela Corporation, and chairs the Audit Committee for both.

She has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Cloud State University.