Seaforth Energy Inc., a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has named Ron Zima as vice president of business development.
Zima will assume overall responsibility for sales, marketing, and management of customer relations globally, while helping develop and support the company’s distribution network.
“From my view, I see three drivers that make Seaforth Energy such an exciting opportunity right now,” Zima says.
“First, economics and growing demand are making wind an attractive investment, at home and overseas. The market for clean energy is only heating up.
Second, from a local perspective, if we grow our business globally we’ll grow jobs here in the Maritimes.
Third, wind can generate valuable ‘green PR.’
Cities, towns and energy consumers everywhere are moving to cut emissions while securing a more sustainable future. They also want to be seen supporting the shift to clean, sustainable energy. It doesn’t get any cleaner than powering your business directly from the environment itself.
That’s a hat trick in my books and I’m grateful to be a part of the Seaforth team at such an opportune time.”
“The opportunity to earn revenue from renewable energy is about to leap forward in Nova Scotia, beginning with community organizations. Timing has never been better for a communicator like Ron to join us,” said Mike Morris, president and CEO of Seaforth Energy.
Zima joins Seaforth with an extensive background in media, international business and sustainability.
In addition to helping build regional successes for companies such as Ericsson and DownEast Communications, he’s helped lead the effort on promoting sustainable energy use with ‘IDLE-FREE for our kids’ in partnerships with Efficiency Nova Scotia, Ambassatours Gray Line, Al MacPhee and the auto industry. That effort earned the Dalhousie Eco-Efficiency award in 2011 and industry recognition at U.S. transportation conferences in 2012.
About Seaforth Energy
Based in Dartmouth, N.S., Seaforth Energy manufactures, installs and maintains the AOC 15/50, the most proven and longest-running 50kW wind turbine in the world. The company was founded in 2008 to build on thirteen years of local experience with this product. With more than 150 units installed in thirteen countries, the AOC 15/50 is sized for institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural and remote applications. Seaforth employs 20 people in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, who are involved in design, manufacture and sales of the turbines. The company recently initiated a $2.9 million R&D project to expand its product line.
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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, January 24, 2013