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Monthly Update: November 2018

By Posted on November 19, 2018

New faces and expertise at NextEnergy
Jim Saber
President & CEO


I am excited to announce that our team has recently grown by three, expanding our expertise in our core technology and industry focus areas to even better serve our clients and partners. Here are the new faces you’ll see at NextEnergy who will be working with innovators to accelerate smarter, cleaner, more accessible solutions for communities and cities. Please feel free to connect with David, Nathalie and Tim to learn more about how NextEnergy can partner with you to accelerate your company’s most innovative ideas to create a better quality of life for all citizens.




“I am excited to join this intelligent, passionate team with diverse backgrounds around clean technologies and look forward to leveraging our professional brand to fill the pipeline with the right people, insight, and relationships. This region is poised to become a national leader for a clean, green economy with the next great things just waiting to be discovered right here.”

David Jackson has been appointed to Director, Business Development and Industry Partnerships.  David will lead NextEnergy’s business development strategies with partners in the private and public sectors. He is a talented energy executive with management experience in building new business at companies like Siemens, Schneider Electric and DTE Energy, where his teams deployed or were awarded over 56 projects in 15 countries. His experience includes working on compressed energy storage, wind, fuel cells, hybrid energy solutions, decentralized power generation. Jackson has won numerous industry awards throughout his career and earned a Bachelor of Economics and business administration from Hanover College in Indiana. Connect with David | | 313.833.0100 ext. 140

“I look forward to engaging and collaborating with vested stakeholders at multiple levels to help remove barriers and accelerate the deployment of innovative renewables, energy storage and smart grid solutions. It’s an exciting time to be in the energy industry, and I believe we have incredible opportunities to change how we fuel success and power our homes, businesses and communities.”

Nathalie Osborn has been appointed Director, Smart Grid Initiatives. Nathalie will be lead collaboration with federal, state and utility stakeholders to investigate innovative technologies, pilot demonstration projects, and accelerate the commercialization of smart grid solutions. She is a skilled industry professional with nearly 20 years of experience in developing, financing and delivering over $450M in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability programs which serve the commercial, industrial, K-12 education, municipal and residential markets in Michigan and in other states such as California. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Accredited Professional (LEED A.P.), a member of Advancing Women in Energy, and co-author of the international bestseller “Ignite your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum and Accelerate Results.” Connect with Nathalie | | 313.833.0100 ext. 130

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“I’m excited to be rejoining the sector after my work on batteries and electric vehicles in the late 2000’s and look forward to advancing smart mobility through partnerships and thought leadership.”

Tim Slusser has been appointed Director, Smart Mobility Initiatives. Tim will lead NextEnergy’s strategies to accelerate mobility solutions in the electric vehicle, hydrogen fuel cell, charging infrastructure, and mobility services sectors. An accomplished technology strategist and project manager with more than 10 years of business development experience, Tim joined the organization from his previous position as Business Strategy Manager at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. He is credited with attracting the first $6B of electric vehicles and energy storage investments in Michigan and helped to establish early industry partnerships now known as the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC). He earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. Connect with Tim | | 313.833.0100 ext. 120


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