President and CEO
Troy Patton was named Chief Executive Officer of Northern Power Systems in April 2012. He joined the Company 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 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 as a load dispatcher and engineer on a United States aircraft carrier and United States nuclear submarine, respectively. Mr. Patton received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University.
Chief Financial Officer
Ciel Caldwell was named Chief Financial Officer of Northern Power Systems in February 2013. Ms. Caldwell joined Northern Power Systems in February of 2011 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. With over 18 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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Since May 2014, Lawrence (Larry) is the Chief Operating Officer for Northern Power Systems, where he’s responsible for the creation and execution of the company’s operating plan and accountable for all operational matters including direct responsibility for the Engineering, Supply Chain, Production, Product Management, and Services organizations. Prior to this he was the Vice President, Energy Business/Services for Energy Northwest where he was responsible for the company’s non-nuclear power generation and business services assets including hydro, solar, wind and thermal. From 2009 – 2012, Larry held a number of Vice President positions for Clipper Windpower, a former Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company. Prior to joining the Clipper leadership team, Larry had nearly 32 years of experience working for General Electric Company (GE) for 20 years and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) for 12 years. Larry is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1984). He also obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1982) from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, and his Associate in Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1978) from Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York.
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.
Diego M. Tebaldi
Vice President Global Business Development
Diego Tebaldi joined in March 2014 and is Vice President Global Business Development, where he is responsible for development of new markets and new products for Northern Power. Prior to this, Mr. Tebaldi was Senior Director of International Corporate Development at LoJack Corp. (NASDAQ:LOJN), as well as leading the Global Government Regulatory Affairs. He was previously responsible for managing the Europe Middle-East & Africa markets and then promoted to Managing Director of LoJack’s first European start-up subsidiary operations based in Italy. Mr. Tebaldi’s earlier career includes eight years tenure in strategic finance and operations leadership positions at SITA, a global provider of technology and telecommunication to the airline, aerospace and travel sectors. With over 25 years of experience in international business operations, living and working in multiple countries during this tenure, Mr Tebaldi is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish languages. Mr. Tebaldi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Buckingham University in the United Kingdom.