Bart Tichelman led two clean tech companies to successful exits as CEO
VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Jan. 17, 2011 /CNW/ -- Hobbs & Towne, Inc. ("HTI"), an Executive Search Firm specializing in the Alternative Energy and Clean Technology sector, announced today that Bart Tichelman has joined the firm as Partner.
Andy Towne, CEO of HTI, stated, "Bart's experience and broad network in clean technology make him an ideal addition to our team. Having sat in the same chair and having looked through the same lens as many of our customers, Bart's unique experience will increase our ability to service customer needs while contributing to our firm's growth."
Mr. Tichelman brings to HTI more than 30 years of experience in technology companies, that last 15 being in Cleantech. As CEO, he led two Cleantech companies to successful exits; Statpower Technologies was sold to Xantrex Technology in 1999, and Serveron Corporation was sold to BPL Global in 2007. He was also CEO and on the Board of ARISE Technologies. Most recently he has been assisting an Atlanta start-up, solar power project developer Renewvia Energy. He started his career in the computer industry (primarily with IBM), followed by experience in the telecommunications industry.
"As a CEO I relied heavily on Hobbs & Towne to bring me the unique and scarce individuals every high-growth company needs to meet its objectives," Mr. Tichelman said. "I jumped at the opportunity to join the leading executive search firm in Cleantech. I know what it takes to successfully attract the best candidates and look forward to utilizing my years of recruiting and assessment experience. "
Mr. Tichelman will be based in a new Hobbs & Towne office in Atlanta, GA.
About Hobbs & Towne
Hobbs & Towne, Inc. "pioneered" recruiting in Alternative Energy and Clean Technology and has been a leader in the space for over 14 years. HTI conducts searches across North America, Europe and Asia from offices located in San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
More information about Hobbs & Towne can be found at www.hobbstowne.com.
For further information: Andy Towne, +1-650-283-3472, ATowne@hobbstowne.com Web Site: http://www.hobbstowne.com