Board of Directors & Officers

 

 

Our current Board of Directors and Officers are:

Warren Bollmeier,  Director and President

Warren Bollmeier  has over 35 years of experience in renewables including the past 20 in Hawaii.   His experience includes research and development of new technologies and applications, development of commercial projects and energy policy.  As President of HREA, Warren leads HREA’s legislative and regulatory initiatives.  He has testified as registered lobbyist on behalf of HREA at the State Legislature on renewable energy policy matters, such as energy tax credits, net energy metering, Renewable Portfolio Standards.  He has been an advisor to the utilities on their Integrated Resource Plans on behalf of HREA, and he leads HREA’s interventions in Hawaii Public Utility Commission dockets (now numbering more than 20) relating to renewables, energy-efficiency and competition in the electric utility sector.

Before coming to Hawaii in 1990, Warren worked at the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) in Golden, Colorado for 13,  as after serving in the United States Air Force for 7.5 years as a Aeronautical-Mechanical Engineer.  His Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is from the University of Texas (sorry about that Joe), his Masters in Aeronautical-Mechanical Engineering is from the Air Force Institute of Technology and his MBA is from Georgia State University.

Jody Allione, Secretary

Jody Allione, Project Development Manager for AES Solar in Hawaii has been actively involved in various sectors of the energy industry for 30 years including 20 years working in Hawaii.

As an independent consultant, her background includes working with independent power producers, large engineering contractors, and consulting companies and due diligence work with equity funds in the energy business. Her experience working on renewable power and cogeneration projects includes combined cycle natural gas and liquid fuel fired projects as well as pumped hydro storage, geothermal, wind,  biomass,  waste to energy , solar thermal, biofuel terminal and logistics development, and utility scale photovoltaic projects.

With a background in strategic planning and implementation, her specialty is in the conceptualizing and development of large scale project opportunities including site acquisition, community interaction, permitting strategy and utility negotiations best exemplified where she led the project development of the 60 MW Hamakua Energy Partners project on the Big Island.

Her Industrial Distribution degree is from the School of Engineering at Clarkson University and she has an MBA from Pepperdine.

Joe Boivin,  Director and Vice-President

Mr. Boivin is the Senior Vice President, External Affairs at The Gas Company with responsibility for legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, internal and external communications and new markets. Prior to joining The Gas Company, he worked mostly in the management consulting, private equity and aerospace industries. From 2004 through 2009, Mr. Boivin was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in Honolulu, Hawaii where he managed the economic and business analyses team across the Pacific. From 2000 through 2004, he was Managing Director, Washington Capital Partners in Washington, DC, where he managed the private equity firm. Earlier in his career he served in as a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia; as a Manufacturing Engineer at Northrop Grumman in Dallas, Texas; and completed four years of active duty military service in the United States Air Force as a jet engine and airframe mechanic.

Mr. Boivin earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas. He is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Cost Estimator and Analyst (CCE/A).  He currently serves on the Boards of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance.

Kelly King, Director and Vice President

 

Kelly King is the Vice President of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, LLC, having co-founded the renewable energy company with her husband Robert King in 1996.  Well known as an industry pioneer, Pacific Biodiesel was created to alleviate the disposal of waste cooking oil at Maui’s landfill and became the first commercial biodiesel company in theU.S.  As director of Marketing & Communications, Kelly has helped sell and/or develop 13 biodiesel plants built by Pacific Biodiesel in theU.S. and Japan, and the company’s community-based biodiesel model has become a standard for the sustainable renewable fuel industry.

In 2006, together with Daryl Hannah and Willie and Annie Nelson, Kelly co-founded the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a national non-profit organization that is developing a certification process for sustainable biodiesel practices.  In Hawaii, Kelly has been active as a board member on many local non-profits and also served as an elected member of the Hawaii State Board of Education, representing Maui County from 1994-98.

Kelly secured a Congressional appropriation to fund an expansive collaboration to test military-based biodiesel fuel crops in Hawaii as well as an SBIR grant to develop a value-added by-product that holds great promise as a solution to the taro farmers’ apple snail problem. She is currently serving as Chair of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and also is a member of the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum.  A 30+ year resident of Maui, Hawaii, she was recently a Top Ten finalist for the Pacific Business News Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Terry Revnak, Treasurer

Terry joined Sopogy in September, 2011 as Vice President of Sales responsible for all global sales and business development activity for Sopogy’s MicroCSP solar thermal product line. As an officer of the company, Terry is tasked with shared P/L responsibility for an enterprise expected to achieve a valuation in excess of $100M in 2012.

Prior to Sopogy, Terry has served in sales and marketing leadership positions in 3 highly successful start-up high technology enterprises. His boundless energy, high intuitive IQ and unparalleled perseverance have earned him numerous individual and team accolades while delivering superior results. In Hawaii, he joined Honolulu Cellular Telephone Company (HCTC) as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and went on to build an organization that quickly lifted HCTC to the position of #1 in Hawaii. HCTC went on to be acquired by Cingular and now displays the AT&T brand. HCTC parent, Ram Communications appointed Terry to President and General Manager for the newly licensed paging provider, Ram Paging Hawaii. Under his leadership, Terry grew RPH from $0 revenue to over $1.8M annually while turning a profit in just under 2 years before being sold to Bell South.  At Boeing, Terry took an international assignment as Director of Marketing and Business Development and successfully negotiated 19 distribution partnership and co-marketing agreements between Boeing, its airline customers and some of world’s largest foreign telecom service providers.  As Vice President of Sales and Distribution for Mobi PCS, Terry was responsible for delivering $50M in annual sales revenue and managing the largest department budget of $5M, while competing with the likes of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Terry’s early career includes junior executive positions with Motorola and AT&T.

Terry has lived in Hawaii for over 20 years and earned his MBA from Chaminade University. He taught business classes at Leeward Community College for 4 years and has been an active member of the local business community.

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