Jonathan Fievez is now the chief executive officer of Carnegie Clean Energy, replacing Dr. Michael Ottaviano after his resignation.
Fievez previously was chief technology officer for Carnegie.
“I welcome Jonathan to the role of CEO and to him leading the company on behalf of its shareholders,” said Terry Stinson, Carnegie’s chairman. “Having held the role of chief technology officer for Carnegie for over 7 years, Jonathan has a deep understanding of business, renewables and technology development and is well placed to lead the continued commercialization of Carnegie’s CETO technology.”
Fievez is a mechanical engineer, and before joining Carnegie he was involved in the design and development of aviation structural monitoring systems throughout Europe.
Dr. Ottaviano resigned his position as managing director and CEO effective Sept. 28, and his employment will cease effective Dec. 31. He was in this position at the company for a decade.
Carnegie Clean Energy is a solar energy, battery storage and wave energy project developer and 100% owner and developer of the CETO Wave Energy Technology intellectual property.
In a recent update on CETO and Albany Wave Energy Project, Carnegie said it had received confirmation from the WA State Government of approval of $2.625 million milestone payment as part of a variation to the first $5.25 million AWEP project milestone.
Just last month, Enel Green Power and Carnegie signed an agreement under which Enel agreed to invest about US$1.16 million in research and development of the CETO 6 wave energy generator.