Project Development, Wind Power

Former Wind Energy Officials Form New Consulting Company

Three senior officials from a major wind energy company have left to start another company in California.

SAN DIEGO, California, US, 2001-07-23 [SolarAccess.com] Three senior officials from a major wind energy company have left to start another company in California. Jan Paulin departed as president and CEO of SeaWest WindPower, Inc. earlier this month after disagreements with the company’s founder, owner and chairman, Charles Davenport, about ways to capitalize the company to cope with recent growth in the company. Two other officials who left at the same time were chief operating officer Gary Dodak and executive vice president Jeffrey Marks. The three men had worked for the company for 9, 14 and 15 years respectively. “We believe we can utilize our combined and highly complementary skills, and our 40 years of experience in the wind energy industry, to provide meaningful, value-added services for developers, vendors, power purchasers, investors and financiers in the wind industry both domestically and internationally,” says Paulin, who has assumed the position of president and CEO of Padoma Wind Power. Asked whether project development will be added to the new company’s business plan, Paulin responded: “The development opportunities we have created over these last years obviously belong to SeaWest,” he adds. “For now, we have decided to focus on comprehensive wind energy consulting services that we do not believe exist in the industry today.” The three partners will work out of their homes until they can open an office in San Diego.