Blue Ridge Power Announces Four New Senior Leaders Joining Company
Martin White, CFO; Clint Lloyd, General Counsel; Tom Kosto, EVP of PreConstruction; and Jack Bolton, SVP of Sales, bring wealth of knowledge to the
solar EPC industry
Asheville, NC (June 2, 2021) – Blue Ridge Power announced the addition of four
senior leaders joining the company: Martin White joins as CFO, Clint Lloyd joins as
General Counsel, Tom Kosto joins as EVP of Pre-Construction and Jack Bolton joins
as SVP of Sales. All will report to CEO Chris Dunbar and build out his leadership
team. Blue Ridge Power was launched last month and is now one of the largest solar
EPC companies in the country.
“I couldn’t be happier with the addition of Martin, Clint, Tom and Jack joining the
team at Blue Ridge Power – they really know this business and are passionate about
making a difference,” said Chris Dunbar, CEO. “They each bring valuable expertise
that will help our company grow strategically and fulfill the needs of clients looking
for EPC services for their solar projects.”
Martin White will oversee all financial operations of Blue Ridge Power as CFO. Prior
to joining the company, he was the director of finance for Snelson Companies, a
pipeline and utility contractor for the oil and gas industry headquartered in Sedro
Woolley, Washington. He began his professional career in public accounting with
PricewaterhouseCoopers based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Martin is a licensed CPA in
the state of Washington and holds a master’s of accountancy degree from Arizona
State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Clint Lloyd joins Blue Ridge Power as General Counsel and brings deep experience
in constructing and financing utility-scale solar projects. Since 2013 Clint served as
assistant general counsel and vice president of legal and business affairs for Strata
Solar, LLC, in Durham, NC. He is a member of the bar in North Carolina and New York
and practiced as a corporate associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore
LLP in New York for five years. Clint received his J.D. from the University of North
Carolina School of Law and his B.S.B.A from the UNC-Kenan Flagler Business School.
He is an active proponent of the solar industry in North Carolina and serves on the
board of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.
Tom Kosto joins the company from Horne Brothers Construction, which was
acquired by Blue Ridge Power, where he was the VP of the solar division. He brings
more than 24 years of experience in construction and sales management, where
he’s overseen all types of renewable projects from large wind farms to a 262MW solar
projects. Tom joined Horne Brothers in 1997 as a project manager for the wireless
construction business. In the early 2000’s he left to work in the marine industry for
several years before re-joining Horne Brothers in 2010 to lead the renewable
construction and solar division, helping to grow the company to nearly 400 people
and completing 4.6GW of solar projects. Now, as EVP of Pre-Construction for Blue
Ridge Power, he will oversee all aspects of budget development, constructability
reviews, scheduling, permitting and landowner coordination.
Jack Bolton brings 25 years of engineering, construction, sales and business
development experience to Blue Ridge Power, most recently serving as the VP of
business development for PLH Group, Inc. & Snelson Companies. There he led efforts
for four pipeline construction firms in the natural gas industry. He began his career
at Volvo Construction Equipment in 1998, performing numerous customer facing
roles. At Blue Ridge Power he will drive the sales & customer engagement initiative.
Working very closely with Tom Kosto in Pre-Construction, Jack’s team will open
doors with investor-owned utilities seeking to safely build quality solar energy
infrastructure. He holds an M.B.A. from Western Carolina University and a bachelor’s
degree from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Based in Asheville, NC, Blue Ridge Power employs more than 550 people in all
aspects of EPC services. Its in-house team and experience allows it to easily get solar
projects up and running from coast to coast.
About Blue Ridge Power
Blue Ridge Power is a full-service EPC company for renewable energy projects
across the United States. The company brings integrated engineering, a qualified
professional labor force and an expansive fleet of equipment to serve the needs of its
clients looking for a turnkey solution for solar and solar + storage projects. Merging
the talents of the EPC team at Pine Gate Renewables and Horne Brothers
Construction, Blue Ridge Power was formed to create a best-in-class company that
is a leader in the solar industry. Blue Ridge Power currently oversees more than 1 GW
of operational assets and has 700MW under construction, with 2,500MW in the
pipeline for construction in 2021-2022 around the country. For more information, visit
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