Brad Forth spent his entire career in the energy industry. Mr. Forth is a Senior Partner at Neos Partners, an investment firm he co-founded in June 2022 focusing on partnering with operating companies within the energy transition and critical infrastructure value chains. Mr. Forth served as a senior advisor to Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group until March 2021, where he helped 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 was a Managing Director at Oaktree from 2009 to 2016 and a partner at GFI Energy Group from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Forth 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 Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2005. Mr. Forth has served on the board of directors of Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. since 2017. Mr. Forth received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria in Canada. Mr. Forth was a 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 on our Board because of his long history and expertise in the energy industry.
Kevin Hostetler has been our Chief Executive Officer 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 February 2018, Mr. Hostetler served as Chief Executive Officer of FDH Velocitel starting in November 2014, 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 from March 2012 to November 2014. He held ascending leadership roles from 2007 to 2012 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 served on the supervisory board of Esdec Solar Group since January 2023. 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. Mr. Hostetler was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive senior leadership experience and comprehensive knowledge of our business.
Paulo Almirante has served on our Board since August 2021 and has more than 25 years of experience in the energy business, working in various positions in the development, construction and management of wind, hydro, solar, coal and gas assets. Mr. Almirante has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Engie Group since July 2018 and was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Renewables, Nuclear and Energy Management and Trading in February of 2021. Mr. Almirante served as 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 Business Units from May 2016 until May 2019. Mr. Almirante was also responsible for the Group Corporate Societal and Environmental Responsibility Department of Engie Group until May 2019. From January 2016 to April 2018, Mr. Almirante was the Chief Executive Officer of Generation Europe for the Engie Group. 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 Chief Operating Officer for GDF Suez Latin America based in Brazil and from 2013 to 2015 he was President of Energy Europe Portugal and Chief Executive Officer of TrustEnergy. 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. Mr. Almirante is well qualified to serve on our Board because of his extensive expertise in the energy industry, particularly in international markets.
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. Mr. Alstead served as Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Alstead served as that company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Additionally, Mr. Alstead 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., Harley-Davidson, Inc., and OYO Global, and he serves on the advisory council of EarthLab, an initiative of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. Mr. Alstead earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Washington. Because of his expertise in the areas of finance and operations, Mr. Alstead is well qualified to serve on our Board.
Orlando D. Ashford has served as Chief People Officer of Fanatics Holdings, Inc. since October 2022. Prior to joining Fanatics, Mr. Ashford served as Executive Chairman of Azamara Cruises from March 2021 to October 2022. Prior to joining Azamara, Mr. Ashford served as President of the 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. Mr. Ashford has also held leadership positions with Mercer Delta Consulting, Ameritech and Andersen Consulting. Mr. Ashford serves on the board of directors for the Perrigo Company plc, Azamara Cruises, Clubcorp, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, the Seattle chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance and Year Up. Mr. Ashford 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. Because of his extensive experience serving on public company boards and his experience in addressing talent, culture and human capital issues at the executive level, Mr. Ashford is well qualified to serve on our Board.
Jayanthi (Jay) Lyengar currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Strategic Sourcing Officer for the Oshkosh Corporation, a position she has held since January 2022. She has responsibility for Oshkosh’s vision and strategy to drive the investment, development and deployment of leading-edge technologies, including digital solutions. She is also responsible for global strategic sourcing activities focused on building a supply chain capable of delivering next generation technologies. Ms. Iyengar 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 (“FCA”), Eaton Aerospace and Xylem Inc. After starting her career in product development for Delphi/General Motors in 1988, Ms. Iyengar joined FCA 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 she was named Senior Manager and Chief Engineer of FCA’s Hybrid Development Center. From 2009 to 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 June 2015 to November 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. Ms. Iyengar is well qualified to serve on our Board because of her expertise in the areas of technology and engineering.
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, Transmission Developers, Aypa Power, Onyx Renewables, Therma and Array Technologies. 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 B.S. in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also received an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Khan serves as a Director of Fisterra Energy, Transmission Developers, Aypa Power, Legence (f/k/a Therma Holdings LLC), Xpansiv Limited and Irth Solutions. Because of his expertise in the energy, utility and industrials sectors, Mr. Khan is well qualified to serve on our Board.
Gerrard Schmid has more than 20 years of leadership experience in banking, payments, and financial technology. Most recently, Mr. Schmid served as president and chief executive officer of Diebold Nixdorf Inc. from February 2018 to March 2022. Diebold Nixdorf is a multinational company that produces, installs and services hardware and software systems for the banking, retail and electric vehicle infrastructure sectors. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of D+H Corporation (a global fintech company based in Canada), from 2012 to 2017 and was Chief Operating Officer from 2009 to 2012. In addition, Mr. Schmid was President and Chief Executive Officer of D+H’s Filogix business unit (a mortgage and real estate technology service provider) from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, he held senior executive roles in banking in the UK and Canada and spent several years at McKinsey & Company (a global management consulting firm), focused on financial services and technology. Mr. Schmid currently serves on the board of directors of Ingenico, an Apollo private equity portfolio company that is a global leader in payments point of sale terminals and associated software and services. He has also served as interim co-CEO of Ingenico since January 2023. Mr. Schmid currently serves on the board of directors of Luminator Technology Group, a Blackstone Credit portfolio company that delivers globally-recognized technology solutions to increase intelligence, safety, and efficiency for public transit operations including bus, rail and aerospace transit. Mr. Schmid also serves on the board of ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance, and cybersecurity certification and training. Mr. Schmid holds a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. Mr. Schmid was nominated to serve on our Board because of his experience as a chief executive officer and his global perspective.
Tracy 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 Chief Financial Officer of Vyaire Medical, Inc., a large medical device company from March 2020 to January 2022. She previously held the Chief Financial Officer role at Acelity Inc., which was acquired by 3M in October 2019, from June 2017 to October 2019. She also was Chief Financial Officer of G&K Services, Inc., a publicly traded company, which was acquired by Cintas in 2017, from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining G&K Services 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 Inc., Horton Technologies and Candela Medical, Inc. She has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. Because of her financial experience with publicly traded companies, Ms. Jokinen is well qualified to serve on our Board.