ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN), a provider of professional technical
and consulting services, today announced the addition of three new
executives who will help further the expansion of Willdan's energy
efficiency services capabilities and effectively manage the Company's
Dr. Eric Woychik, one of the nation's foremost experts on energy
regulatory policy and smart grid development, joins Willdan as the
firm's in-house regulatory policy expert. Mr. Dave Buemi, a career
developer in the energy sector with strong multi-technology project
experience, joins Willdan to lead the firm's efforts in creating
partnerships with developers, financiers, and other stakeholders
interested in building out distributed energy resources (DER) projects.
Mr. Paul Salm, a career human resources leader with an engineering
background, joins Willdan in the newly created position of Vice
President of Human Resources.
"We are seeing significant demand across a range of areas within the
energy efficiency services industry and the executives we are adding
will position us well to capitalize on these growth opportunities," said
Tom Brisbin, Willdan's Chairman and CEO. "These three gentlemen are all
recognized experts in their fields and will help Willdan continue our
growth trajectory. We welcome Eric, Dave and Paul to our team."
Dr. Eric Woychik Biography:
Eric brings more than 40 years of regulatory policy expertise in the
clean-energy and utilities arena, and has worked on behalf of a broad
range of organizations including the California PUC and the New York
PSC. He has provided research and analysis in topical areas such as
smart grid integration, rate design and revenue allocation, as well as
in DER project development and financing. Eric holds a Doctorate (Energy
Market Game Theory) from Case Western Reserve University; an M.A.
(Economics) from New Mexico State University; and a B.S. (Environmental
Policy Analysis and Planning) from the University of California, Davis.
Dave Buemi Biography:
With a 20-year history in the solar photovoltaic and clean energy
industries, Dave brings a wealth of experience in renewable energy and
DER project development. His multi-technology project development
expertise is diverse and spans utility, commercial and industrial, and
government markets. Prior to joining Willdan, Dave served as Vice
President of Business Development for a large developer where he focused
on procuring financing for solar, energy storage, combined heat and
power, and wind projects.
Paul Salm Biography:
Paul is an accomplished human resources (HR) leader bringing over 15
years of HR expertise to Willdan. He has a proven track-record of
helping organizations succeed and has held a number of executive HR
roles at professional services companies across the U.S. Paul holds B.S.
and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, as well as several industry
certifications (SPHR & SHRM-SCP).
Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to
utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United
States. Willdan's service offerings span a broad set of complementary
disciplines that include energy efficiency and sustainability,
engineering and planning, financial and economic consulting, and
national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated technical solutions
to extend the reach and resources of its clients, and provides all
services through its subsidiaries specialized in each segment. For
additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
Statements in this press release that are not purely historical,
including statements regarding Willdan's intentions, hopes, beliefs,
expectations, representations, projections, estimates, plans or
predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including,
but not limited to, the risk that Willdan will not be able to continue
the growth it has experienced in recent years. It is important to note
that Willdan's actual results could differ materially from those in any
such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially include, but are not limited to, a slowdown in the
local and regional economies of the states where Willdan conducts
business and the loss of or inability to hire additional qualified
professionals. Willdan's business could be affected by a number of other
factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in
Willdan's SEC reports including, but not limited to, the Annual Report
on Form 10-K filed for the year ended January 1, 2016. Willdan cautions
investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements
contained in this press release. Willdan disclaims any obligation to,
and does not undertake to, update or revise any forward-looking
statements in this press release.
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