Russ Young

Senior Vice President of Operations at SoCore Energy LLC

Russ Young

Russ Young

Senior Vice President of Operations at SoCore Energy LLC

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As Senior Vice President of Operations, Russ has overall responsibility for SoCore’s operational matters. Russ is a member of the company’s executive management team with key input on the formulation and execution of the company’s strategic initiatives, engineering, supply chain, construction and O&M strategy, investment decisions, commercial contract documentation, governance, IT functions and risk tolerance.

Russ brings over twenty-two years of power industry and renewable energy experience to the team. Prior to joining SoCore, Russ managed the global service organization for Power-One (now ABB) solar inverters, responsible for the installation, commissioning and operations of over 10GW (1.1 million units) installed in Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Africa. Successfully managed an extremely high volume of products under long term warranties by implementing process capability improvements and process visibility enhancements/analytics.

Russ also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Vestas Wind Systems Central European division, where he managed the Engineering, Supply Chain, Construction, Performance & Diagnostics and Service departments (over 1,200 employees) primarily in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Bulgaria. Key accomplishments include: improving the 8GW installed base availability from 92% to 98% annually, increasing service sales from 120 million Euros annually to 200 million Euros annually in three years, significantly reducing serious safety incidents, developing and implementing a workforce management risk based activity tool in SAP and successfully implementing 400MW of new V112-3MW turbines in the 4th Quarter of 2011 that required a temporary expansion of the workforce by 33%.

Other relevant experience includes management of the Wind turbine Fleet teams for Nextera Energy (won the FPL Broadhead quality cup in 2005) and operation of all independent power producing substations for Nextera in the USA plus prior experience as a consulting engineer designing and managing projects for companies such as Southern California Edison, Texas Utilities, Arizona Public Service and many Rural Electric Cooperatives across the southeast and southwest.

Russ received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina and executive MBA training from the University of Miami in Florida and the IMD business school in Switzerland. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.

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Counsel at SoCore Energy LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

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Managing Director of Policy & Market Strategy at SoCore Energy LLC

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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at SoCore Energy LLC

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Vice President, Controller at SoCore Energy LLC

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SoCore Energy LLC designs and installs commercial solar energy solutions. It offers solar power monitoring system that provides solar summary views, production totals, verification of system performance and optional performance alerts and notifications. The company was founded by Peter A. Kadens and Glen E. Tullman in 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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