Bloomberg Radio discusses Creating Energy from Garbage with Navitus CEO Heidi Thorn
Heidi Thorn, president and chief executive officer of Navitus Sustainable Industries, discussed the business of renewable energy with Bloomberg radio’s Pimm Fox and Courtney Donohoe. Listen to the entire interview here.
Navitus CEO Heidi Thorn speaks at Clean & Green Investment Forum in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Heidi Thorn, president and chief executive officer of Navitus Sustainable Industries, spoke at this year’s Opal Financial Group Clean and Green Investment Forum. According to Opal Financial Group’s website, the event brought together experts from throughout the country to discuss the most important topics in cleantech and greentech. Attendees represented many of the nation's pension funds, endowments and trusts, as well as utility companies, federal and state government agencies, and energy-equipment companies.
Navitus Becomes Sustaining Partner of Utah Clean Energy
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently announced its new partnership with Utah Clean Energy. Utah Clean Energy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization partnering to build the new clean energy economy. Through advocacy, education and diverse partnerships, Utah Clean Energy continues to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in Utah and the Western Region. According to their website, Utah Clean Energy is Utah’s independent resource for clean energy policy, regulatory and consumer information.
News for Navitus Renewable Energy
Navitus Provides Informational Testimony to the Pentagon's Energy Initiative Task Force in Crystal City, Va.
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently provided testimony to the Pentagon’s Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force, a division dedicated to implementing large-scale renewable energy programs at Army installations.
According to the US Army’s website, increasing energy security is high priority for Army leadership. Reducing operational and installation energy demand and enhancing energy security are operationally necessary, financially prudent and mission critical. The scale of renewable energy production the Army needs in order to meet Army goals and federal mandates, as well as provide enhanced energy security, is estimated to require investment up to $7.1B over the next 10 years. In order to meet its goals, the Army will need to collaborate with the private sector.
Navitus wins Regional Semi-finalist in the prestigious Clean Tech Open in Denver
Navitus Sustainable Industries was recently named a regional semi-finalist in the Clean Tech Open in Denver. The competition is sponsored by CleanTech, a nonprofit organization that fosters the most promising startups in clean technology fields through a nine-month program that includes education, relationship building and funding opportunities. The program encourages Cleantech entrepreneurs from around the nation to compete for local recognition, and have a shot at part of the overall $1 million purse for the national winners.
A total of 52 teams of innovative Cleantech entrepreneurs entered the Rocky Mountain region of the Cleantech Open, from all six states in the region, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In June, a panel of local judges selected 20 teams to compete as semifinalists in the region. (Source: http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/news/press_releases/81/view)
Navitus CEO Heidi Thorn recognized by Utah Business magazine as 30 Women to Watch
Heidi Thorn, president and chief executive officer of Navitus Sustainable Industries, was recently recognized by Utah Business as one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch, an annual program women who are exceptional leaders, entrepreneurs, change-makers, mentors – and shining examples to the men and women who work in their industries.
A diverse professional background has served Heidi Thorn well as she leads Navitus Sustainable Industries. Thorn has extensive finance, business development, securities and executive management experience. She also previously launched a startup financial services company that became a national industry leader.
Since the launch of Navitus a year and a half ago, Thorn says it’s been exciting to watch the team start development on more than $100 million in renewable power projects. It’s exciting to work alongside passionate and dedicated people on solutions for serious global problems, she says.
Navitus joins MEEDE
Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency & Distributed Energy - April 2012
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently announced it joined Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency and Distributed Energy (MEEDE). According to their website, MEEDE’s mission is to promote manufacturing energy efficiency and cogeneration of heat and power and waste heat recovery as solutions. MEEDE is a federal and state resource for organizations and policy makers who support energy efficiency.
Navitus Becomes EPA CHP Partner - October 2012
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently partnered with the EPA Combined Heat and Power Program (CHP). According to their website, the CHP Partnership is a voluntary program seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP. The Partnership works closely with energy users, the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other clean energy stakeholders to facilitate the development of new projects and to promote their environmental and economic benefits.
Partners of EPA's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership are organizations committed to improving the efficiency of the United States' energy infrastructure and reducing the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Partners include federal, state, and local government agencies and private organizations such as energy users, energy service companies, CHP project developers and consultants, and equipment manufacturers.
U.S. Senator Bob Bennett joins Navitus Board - January 2012
Navitus Sustainable Industries today announced that former U.S. Senator Robert F. Bennett was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Bennett served as a United States Senator for 18 years. A Washington figure for decades, his advice is sought and relied upon by U.S. Presidents, Cabinet officials, and members of Congress.
Bennett is also a highly successful entrepreneur. Prior to his senate career, he served as the CEO of Franklin Quest, Inc. (NYSE) where he was a founding shareholder. His greatest triumph in the business world came when he was CEO of Franklin International Institute, where he grew the business from four employees to more than 1,000, and got it listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition, to his success at Franklin Quest, Inc. he has been a key participant in multiple private and publicly held companies. His success has been based on his ability to see clearly the inter-dependence of private enterprise and an expanding national economy.
Navitus Joins EPA Wastewise Partnership - February 2012
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently partnered with EPA Wastewise. WasteWise is a free, voluntary EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. According to their website, WasteWise launched in 1994 and has more than 1,700 members in more than 54 industry sectors. WasteWise partners have reported more than 120 million tons of waste reduced and made significant achievements reducing their impact on global climate change.
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Wilson Parasiuk Joins Board - November 2012
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently announced that Wilson Parasiuk was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.
Parasiuk is an entrepreneur with more than 35 years experience in the private and public sectors. He is founder and CEO of the Paralink Group of Companies, which organizes international private/public sector partnerships in the export of Canada's expertise in health care, education and government services. Parasiuk has held previous positions as Deputy Chair and CEO of Interhealth Canada Ltd; Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation; and President of Vancity Enterprises. Parasiuk also had a distinguished public sector career in the Canadian Manitoba and British Columbia governments serving as a civil servant, MLA, Cabinet Minister, and Chair and CEO of Various Crown Corporations.
Tony Pollace Joins Navitus Executive Team - March 2011
Navitus Sustainable Industries recently announced that Tony Pollace joined the company’s executive team as its new chief financial officer.
Pollace has more than 30 years of experience in finance and management, as CFO, CEO and COO. As CFO and a specialist in IPOs, Mergers/Acquisitions and Non-profits, he has led and advised private/public energy resource and high technology companies from startup to public fortune 50 status. Additionally, Pollace has held key positions at ManyOne Networks, Inc, Luca Oil & Gas Development, Heraeus Surgical, Inc., David Powell, Inc., Computer Motion, Inc., TechOne, Inc., Litton Electronic Devices and is the founder and CEO/CFO of Armored Mobility, Inc.
Pollace has served on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committees and has been the Chairman of the Finance Committee at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He is a graduate from Golden Gate University with a B.S. degree in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Law and Economics and earned his M.B.A. at Santa Clara University.