President and Chief Operating Officer
Ciel Caldwell assumed leadership of Northern Power Systems as the President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Caldwell joined Northern Power Systems in February of 2011 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was named Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. In May 2016, Ms. Caldwell was promoted to Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Ms. Caldwell has held senior financial leadership positions at various companies in the high-tech sector including 3Com Corporation, Vistaprint, and Level 3 Communications. At the start of her career Ms. Caldwell worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Caldwell is a CPA and earned her Bachelor of Science from Babson College with a major in Accounting.
Board Member and Corporate Development and Business Advisor to the Board
Troy Patton joined Northern Power Systems in April of 2009 as President of the Utility Wind business. During that time, he led Northern Power’s successful development of the NPS 2.3MW permanent magnet direct drive wind turbine. Mr. Patton was named Chief Executive Officer, April 2012 wherein he and the leadership team pursued an integrated utility and distributed wind strategy based on Northern’s proprietary PMDD technologies. In August 2016, with the Company re-aligning its leadership to focus its future on delivering business solutions for a range of distributed energy customers, Mr. Patton transitioned his role and remains on as Corporate Development and Business Advisor to the board. He continues to lead the Company in a successful conclusion of a transaction monetizing utility wind assets as well as actively creating and nurturing the partnerships needed to deliver value to a variety of stakeholders across the energy marketplace. Mr. Patton has more than 20 years of experience in the power generation industry. Prior to Northern Power, he was Senior Vice President of engineering and products at Vestas Wind Systems. Before that role, Mr. Patton served in numerous technical and leadership roles at General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) Gas Turbine and Wind Turbine businesses, and helped facilitate GE’s integration of Enron’s wind energy business in 2003. Earlier in his career, he served in the US Navy working in the nuclear power plants onboard as crew members of both a United States aircraft carrier and United States nuclear submarine. Mr. Patton has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University.
Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan Lynch joined Northern Power Systems in September 1980 and has taken an active role in all aspects of power system design including mechanical and electrical subsystems, and has a strong knowledge of high-reliability, hybrid power systems and distributed generation technology. He has directed numerous R&D programs funded by agencies such as National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Science Foundation, and NASA. Prior to joining Northern Power, Mr. Lynch was employed as a design engineer at Carrier Corporation, modeling and designing high-performance refrigeration systems for transportation applications. Mr. Lynch graduated with honors from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree.
Reinout G. Oussoren
Vice President Global Sales
Reinout Oussoren joined Northern Power Systems in September 2009. He brings more than 20 years of commercial and operational leadership experience to Northern Power from a variety of international organizations. In his most recent position Mr. Oussoren was the Global Sales Leader for GE Energy’s Membrane Technologies business part of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). During previous roles at GE he was responsible as Sales Leader and General Manager for GE Environmental Services in Europe, following the acquisition of BHA Group Holdings, Inc. He served as General Manager – Europe and member of the executive team since 1994 following the successful sale of his personal business, SF Air Filtration AG a leading supplier of filtration parts and components, to BHA Group. Mr. Oussoren has a mechanical engineering degree from MTS in the Netherlands, holds various international patents and completed coursework in strategic marketing and management.