Former Deputy Secretary of State and UN Ambassador John Negroponte joins Greenwood Energy board as Senior Advisor
New York, NY – Oct. 17, 2011 – Effective October 1st, the Hon. John Negroponte, former US Deputy Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined Greenwood Energy as Senior Advisor and Board Member. Mr. Negroponte will provide strategic advice and senior counsel to Greenwood’s management as it continues to build its platform of investment in both the renewable fuel and clean energy sectors.
“John Negroponte brings invaluable depth and experience at the highest level to the Greenwood Board. He will help us chart the evolution of the renewable energy regulatory framework in the United States, which will be of great benefit to Greenwood and our clients,” commented Camilo Patrignani, interim CEO of Greenwood Energy.
“Greenwood is a great company and I look forward to helping build out this business in the growing renewable energy sector,” stated Mr. Negroponte. “Energy demands have never been higher and Greenwood’s cost-effective and proven alternative to traditional fossil fuels is a particularly exciting development in the renewable fuel movement.”
Originally founded to re-purpose industrial waste into burn-ready fuel pellets with lower emissions yet the same burn properties as coal, Greenwood Energy is now a growing provider in North America which incorporates a clean power division deploying the latest research in fuel cell technology and energy efficiency.
Mr. Negroponte also serves as an Advisor to the Board for the Libra Group, Greenwood’s parent company, which has additional renewable energy interests in EuroEnergy, the European operator of wind farms, solar parks and biomass plants.