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M+W Group appoints Jim Brown as President of M+W Energy, Inc.

M+W Group appoints Jim Brown as President of M+W Energy, Inc.

(Springfield, NJ) – August 25, 2016 

M+W Group is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Brown as president of M+W Energy, Inc. Brown will chart the expansion of services for M+W Energy to Fortune 1000 companies, utilities, developers, and government agencies to build photovoltaic solar and energy storage systems. 

Jim Brown comes to M+W Energy with an extensive solar industry background, having served as President of Utility System Business & EVP of Global Business Development at First Solar and Senior Vice President at NRG.

I am delighted to welcome Jim to the team.  His extensive industry experience will be invaluable to us as M+W Energy continues to grow its portfolio of services in the utility-scale solar market,” said Ron Oakley, CEO of M+W Americas, “Jerry Shinn is stepping down as President of M+W Energy as part of a planned leadership transition and we would like to extend our sincere thanks for his leadership in building M+W Energy into one of the top-tier competitors in the US solar market.”

For the past three years, M+W Energy (formerly Gehrlicher Solar) has been recognized as a top-tier solar EPC across the US. The total installed base has grown from 75MW (2013) to 750MW (2016E). The company is on track to commission over 300MW across fifty-plus project sites from Massachusetts to California as it continues to build portfolios of projects for top-tier investors.

Jim Brown brings broad experience from a successful career at key renewable industry players. “I could not be more excited about joining such a powerful team” said Brown. “Over the years I have watched M+W Energy develop into one of the most trusted solar EPCs in the industry.  I’m honored to be given an opportunity to lead this organization.  I look forward to building on the existing business and leading the company into the era of energy storage systems, hybrid energy systems, and microgrids in the US and abroad.”

About M+W Energy, Inc.: M+W Energy, Inc. – A Company of the M+W Group builds commercial and utility energy systems for Fortune 1000 companies, utilities, developers, and government agencies.  Utilizing over 100 years of experience Enabling New Horizons™ by its parent company, M+W Group.  M+W Energy, Inc. is recognized as a leading solar EPC and operations & maintenance (O&M) company (ENR NY Contractor of the Year, 2016 {M+W Group}; #2 ENR Solar Contractor, 2015 rankings; #1 Commercial, Solar Power World 2014 rankings). M+W Energy integrates systems to maximize economic return and sustainable benefits for our clients; our portfolio spans over 600 MW of project installations in the United States. For more information, please visit:

About M+W Group: M+W Group GmbH, based in Stuttgart/Germany, is a leading global high-tech engineering company. Established in 1912, the company operates in more than 30 countries. The M+W Group manages projects of all dimensions on behalf of clients from various sectors, including electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, energy and information technology — from semiconductor plants to nanotechnology research centers. The company offers a full range of services from concept and design to turnkey solutions. During the financial year 2015, the M+W Group generated sales of ~3.0 billion euros with around 6,000 employees worldwide. For more information please visit:

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