National Semi has made at least three new hires this month for SolarMagic, Thurlow said. John Giddings, author of
The Solar Evangelist
blog and the founder of Clean Tech Integration consulting, last week became the new business development manager for SolarMagic. And Sjuli Beekhuis, who was the director of business development for
Fat Spaniel Technologies
, also joined the team.
In more new additions,
, a company developing technology to make plastics, polymers and chemicals from pollution, hired Jim Mahoney, formerly the CEO of
, as its new chief executive. President Charles Hamilton, who will retain his title, previously headed the company.
that Novomer decided to sign on a CEO to help it commercialize its technology and added it was planning to seek another round of funding. Novomer raised $6.6 million in November. The company launched its first produce in June.
Novomer also appointed Peter Shepard, the former CEO of
of America, as its vice president of business development.
Finally, Martin Tobias, former CEO of troubled biodiesel company
, has become the head of a startup called
, which aims to connect people who want to reuse things, according to a blog post by Eric Engleman at the
Puget Sound Business Journal
In May, Tobias told
he was still considering his options.
Imperium earlier this month said it raised $18 million to pay off some of its debt and resume operations.
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