Newton, Mass.-based First Wind has named two people to its senior management team. These additions will collectively enhance First Wind's ability to secure financing for its expanding wind projects in development and optimize the commercial value of the company's installed operating base, according to First Wind.
Steve Schauer, who has served as First Wind's vice president of finance since joining the company in November 2008, was promoted to senior vice president of finance and treasurer. In this new position, he will be responsible for all project finance, tax equity, corporate debt capital and treasury operations.
Steven Chwiecko joins the company as senior vice president of commercial asset management. He has more than 25 years of experience in the unregulated power generation area focusing on asset management and acquisitions, most recently for Atlantic Power Corp.
In this newly created role at First Wind, Chwiecko will oversee the company's leases, power sales agreements, renewable energy certificate sales contracts and interconnection agreements for current operating wind projects.
SOURCE: First Wind