Savion, LLC announced it has expanded its senior management team with the additions of Nick Lincon and Tim Dobney as President and deputy Chief Operations Officer, respectively. Savion has also promoted Scott Zeimetz to Chief Development Officer in recognition of his instrumental role in the growth of the portfolio and his leadership of the Development team. These appointments supplement the hiring earlier this year of Diana Scholtes as Chief Commercial Officer, who brings over 28 years of renewables and energy market experience to Savion.
In his role as President, Lincon has assumed executive leadership of Savion. Chief Executive Officer Rob Freeman and COO Geoff Coventry have joined Savion’s Board of Directors and will step down from their operational roles on January 1, 2021, when Dobney will succeed Coventry in the COO position. Freeman and Coventry, who led Savion through the 2019 acquisition by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), will remain actively engaged in the business as advisers and senior contributors to Savion’s strategic initiatives. Going forward, Savion will be managed by the six-person management committee of Lincon, Dobney, Zeimetz, Scholtes, Senior Vice President of M&A and Project Finance Russ Laplante and Senior Vice President of Accounting & Corporate Finance Mark Alexander.
“I am honored to lead Savion alongside a very talented management committee and appreciate the trust and confidence that the organization has placed in me. I have been working with the Savion team for many years and I am excited to expand my role within the organization,” Lincon said. “Savion has made huge strides, in partnership with GIG. Savion has the right people, development capabilities, and a culture of innovation that will help us continue to grow. The company is well-positioned to have a meaningful stake in what we expect to be a significant opportunity over the coming years in the utility-scale solar and energy storage development market in the US. I am also pleased to have Rob and Geoff continuing to advise the business given their long-standing leadership roles and their deep understanding of Savion and the people who work here. I look forward to stepping into this role and have great expectations for the future of Savion and its place as a leader in the industry.”
“This is an exciting new chapter for Savion as we transition into our next generation of leaders, who will make their mark on both the company and in the broader solar development and energy storage market. This leadership expansion will help maintain Savion’s organizational momentum and position it for continued success,” said Freeman. “I look forward to taking on a strategic advisory role to focus on our growth and innovation efforts. Nick, Tim, and the entire senior management team are ready to take Savion to the next level.”
Savion has established itself as a national leader in solar and energy storage since the company’s launch in 2019 under GIG ownership. With more than 100 employees, the developer currently manages a growing portfolio of 13 GW of utility-scale solar and energy storage development across 26 states. Over the past year, Savion has executed power purchase agreements totaling over 700 MW and sold more than 900 MW of projects.
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