Akeena Solar Announces New Chief Operating Officer

September 04, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Akeena Solar, Inc. announced the promotion of James M. Curran to Chief Operating Officer from his previous position of Vice President of Operations. Based in the Los Gatos, California headquarters, Curran will assume responsibility for the company’s installation activities, as well as engineering, documentation processing, marketing, research and development (R&D), information technology, and human resources.

Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Akeena Solar said, "Akeena is striving to build the most efficient solar power installation operation in the industry. Jim’s extensive operations experience and focused, bottom-line approach will help us grow our revenues and move toward profitability. Moreover, his experience at large, established companies will help us achieve our aggressive growth plans."

Curran brings 25 years of operations experience to Akeena Solar. Most recently, Curran founded Shamrock Partners, L.L.P., a consulting firm specializing in e-commerce, business strategy and business planning for financial management and operations. Prior to founding Shamrock Partners, Curran held the position of general manager of international business management and operations at Exodus Communications, a provider of Internet hosting for enterprises. In addition, he served as the Executive Vice President of Information and Product Systems at Visa International. Curran also spent over 20 years at IBM Corporate, where he held various executive positions in the software and personal computer business groups.

"I am pleased to be working with such a skilled and dedicated management team. This is an exciting time in Akeena’s business history," stated Curran. "Helping to scale an already successful model with new technology and business processes will enable us to better serve our customers’ needs and establish Akeena as the leader in our industry."