SWCOGEN Announces Thomas W. Smith as Chief Executive Officer

Thomas W. Smith accepted the position of chief executive officer of Sterling and Wilson Cogen Solutions LLC (SWCOGEN) effective Jan. 1. SWCOGEN, which has an office in Parsippany, provides end-to-end solutions for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and alternative energy applications. Smith comes with over 35 years of successful power generation experience in the North American Micro Grid/CHP/Demand Response markets. Across his career, Tom has been involved in delivering over 1000 MW+ of Power Generation Systems.

“Sterling and Wilson (SW), a global energy company, is expanding its business operations in North America with the vision of becoming a dominant player in the distributed energy space. Over the last several years, we have formed an excellent team with decades of experience in the North American CHP market. Now with Tom coming on board, combined with the government’s increased focus on promoting energy efficient solutions, SW is confident of capitalizing on the region’s growing distributed power generation potential,” says SW’s global Cogen CEO Rajesh Shah.

Prior to joining SWCOGEN, Mr. Smith was the President of Professional Power Products (3PI), a 200-person power generation company. Under Tom’s guidance, the company reached its largest revenue in the company’s 30-plus-year history. He also founded, grew and sold CPL DG Group, Inc. and Endurant Energy LLC, two power development/service companies.

Smith has a Business Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, completed the multi-year Westinghouse Electric Executive Training Program, and is a member of the Midwest Cogen Association Board, CHP Association, and BOMA Chicago Energy Center Board. He has testified in numerous state rate cases for the alternative energy and distributed generation industries.

“SW has a long culture of exceeding customer expectations by going the extra mile in designing and implementing customized offerings and standing behind their performance, this is exactly what the North American market has been lacking. Today SWCOGEN is possibly the only player in the industry with the resources to successfully offer a complete solution from start to finish including feasibility, design, engineering, permitting, financing facilitation, equipment supply, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of projects. SWCOGEN is perfectly positioned to capture the distributed generation industries’ long-standing demand for a well-capitalized player that can offer a single point of project responsibility.” remarked Smith.

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