Altus Power Inc. has appointed Dan Alcombright as its chief platform officer. Alcombright, who most recently worked for Duke Energy, will join Altus Power’s leadership team and oversee its strategy to scale operations across the platform and accelerate growth as well as build sustainable value through its alliances with portfolio partners CBRE, Blackstone and others.
Specifically, Alcombright will engage with current and potential partners to scale Altus Power’s capacity and footprint in the areas of due diligence, development, design, engineering, construction and operation of clean electrification components, including solar generation, energy storage and electrical vehicle charging.
“One of the key strengths of Altus Power has been our ability to create and maintain a variable cost-structure network of strategic construction partners around the country who build to our specifications and, most often, under our direct supervision,” says Tony Savino, chief construction officer of Altus Power. “Bringing Dan onboard puts us in a position to accelerate the growth of our partner network and, in particular, focus on bringing the unparalleled strength and presence of CBRE’s design, engineering, construction and servicing activities to bear on Altus Power’s reach and capacity. We are very excited to welcome Dan as our new chief platform officer and look forward to working with him to drive Altus Power’s success.”
“I have spent the last 15 years working to ‘crack the code’ on commercial and industrial distributed generation project development. The relationships with CBRE and Blackstone place Altus Power in a first mover position to drive successful growth of its platform and create a positive network effect for the C&I and community solar segments of the solar power market,” comments Alcombright. “This advantage should drive the efficiencies in development, design, construction and servicing required to optimize our business growth.”
Alcombright joined Altus Power in 2009 as a manufacturing automation engineer. He has held increasing responsibility over the past 25 years, building and designing manufacturing equipment and software for medical device customers. Alcombright joined SOLON Corp. as the president and CEO in 2009.
Most recently, Alcombright worked at Duke Energy’s subsidiary REC Solar where he began as senior vice president, first overseeing the development, engineering, procurement, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic systems, and subsequently led the U.S. development, direct origination, and marketing teams. Alcombright was promoted to the position of managing director of growth implementation. He is responsible for project development, technology enablement, and development, as well structured finance.
Alcombright will join the newly formed Executive Operations Committee along with Julia Sears (chief digital officer) and Sophia Lee (chief legal officer).