Doha – GlassPoint Solar, leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, announced appointment of Steven Moss as Chief Executive Officer. An industry veteran, Steven will lead GlassPoint’s growth plans, diversifying its project portfolio in new markets in the Middle East and North America and commercialising its next generation technologies.
Managing global operations from Muscat, Oman, Moss will oversee GlassPoint’s expanding global business, including landmark Miraah solar plant under development with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Belridge Solar project with Aera Energy in California, USA.
Moss is a global executive with 30 years’ experience in the energy and aerospace sectors. He most recently served as the CEO of General Electric’s (GE) global Renewable Steam Plants business, where he oversaw delivery of geothermal, biomass and solar thermal plant solutions around the world.
Zaki Selim, GlassPoint Non-Executive Chairman said, “Steven brings a solid track record of building businesses across industrial markets, where he’s developed diverse product portfolios and turnkey power plants. He also brings extensive experience in the global renewables business, particularly on the design and construction of solar thermal projects. Steven’s versatile background will strengthen GlassPoint’s position as the leader in solar for oil and gas and accelerate our expansion to new markets across the globe.”
As the head of the renewable steam plants division at GE, and previously Alstom Power, Moss was responsible for commercial deployment of its concentrating solar power (CSP) products, including development and manufacture of GE’s solar tower receiver and storage technology.
With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Moss started his career as a gas turbine engineer and held several engineering leadership positions before joining the corporate management ranks.
Steven Moss commented, “GlassPoint’s commercial and technical decisions over the years have impressed me, and have established the company as clear market leader. Our solar oilfield technology is playing a trend-setting role in uniting the renewables and oil and gas industries to produce today’s energy at lower costs and with less environmental impact. I look forward to leading the next chapter in GlassPoint’s success story.”