ENGIE Storage named Christopher Tilley as Chief Executive Officer. Chris comes to ENGIE Storage with 20 years of experience leading early stage high growth companies and deep experience in the energy industry. He succeeds Founder Vic Shao who will remain with the company as chairman and will lead international energy storage business development efforts on behalf of ENGIE.
“Chris’s leadership combined with his experience in solar, finance and renewables make him well suited to lead the company,” said Stefaan Sercu, head of Generation and Asset Optimization for ENGIE in North America. “His proven track record of energizing teams and creating market value makes him an ideal fit.”
Prior to joining ENGIE Storage, Chris worked at Alta Energy as Chief Strategy Officer where he helped guide the expansion of service offerings for large corporate customers. Prior to Alta, Chris was CEO of SunLink, a balance of system equipment and service provider to the solar industry where he grew the company from its earliest stages to market leader.
Prior to SunLink, Chris was President & CFO of Prevalent Power, a leading California solar integrator. Earlier in his career, Chris worked at Bechtel, Booz Allen and Santander Investment with a focus on the energy sector. Chris holds a BSME from LSU, an MSME from Purdue University, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
ENGIE Storage is ranked the number one distributed energy storage company by Navigant Research. The company’s suite of intelligent energy storage solutions, powered by GridSynergy, lowers electric bills for business and public-sector customers, works synergistically with solar PV installations, and provides utilities with cost effective grid services.
“Energy storage is poised to play a critical role in the transformation of the energy sector to a cleaner and more efficient future. I look forward to joining the industry’s best energy storage team to bring new and innovative solutions to corporate and utility customers that save money, increase reliability, and facilitate decarbonization by supporting greater integration of renewables,” Tilley commented.