Solar industry veteran Andrew Nichols has joined APsystems as SVP of Sales, USA. Andrew comes to APsystems with over 30 years in high technology and alternative energy sales. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SolarBridge Technologies through its successful acquisition by SunPower Corp.
Prior to this he served as VP of Sales and Customer Support for Enphase Energy, as it went from zero revenue to over $200 million in annual sales and an eventual IPO. He also ran North American Renewable Energy Sales for Xantrex Technology (acquired by Schneider Electric). He began his career at IBM/ROLM and held positions of increasing responsibility at Apple before committing the last 11-plus years to the renewable energy industry. He holds a BA in social sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
“APsystems is the emergent front-runner in solar microinverter technology, and I’m honored to join their team,” Nichols said. “Their commitment to innovation in module-level electronics is really showing the way forward in this fast-growing segment.”
Andrew Lonseth, APsystems president for U.S. operations, said Nichols’ broad experience in renewable energy brings both strategic and customer-facing value.
“Andrew Nichols knows the domestic and international solar market like few others,” Lonseth said. “Bringing his expertise into play as we grow our product portfolio and market share will serve both APsystems and our customers very well.”
— Solar Builder magazine