SEIA names interim president to replace Resch

SEIATom Kimbis, general counsel and vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), will serve as the association’s interim president starting June 1, SEIA’s leadership announced today.

Kimbis has worked at SEIA since 2010, acting as the primary liaison for the U.S. solar industry to the federal executive branch and overseeing the trade association’s legal affairs department. Most recently, Kimbis has overseen SEIA’s consumer protection campaign and he has been actively involved in federal policy related to large scale solar projects. A graduate of Williams College and the University of Virginia School of Law, Kimbis has 16 years of experience in renewable energy, including nine at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Rhone Resch, SEIA’s president and CEO for the past 12 years, announced in April that he was stepping down on May 31. A national search for his replacement is currently underway.

— Solar Builder magazine

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