SEATTLE - Solar industry veteran Andrew Nichols has joined APsystems as Senior Vice President of Sales, USA.
Andrew comes to APsystems with over 30 years in high technology and alternative energy sales. He most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SolarBridge Technologies through its successful acquisition by SunPower Corporation.
Prior to this he served as Vice President of Sales and Customer Support for Enphase Energy, as it went from zero revenue to over $200 million in annual sales and an eventual IPO.
He also ran North American Renewable Energy Sales for Xantrex Technology (acquired by Schneider Electric). He began his career at IBM/ROLM and held positions of increasing responsibility at Apple before committing the last 11-plus years to the renewable energy industry.
He holds a BA in social sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.
"APsystems is the emergent front-runner in solar microinverter technology, and I'm honored to join their team," Nichols said. "Their commitment to innovation in module-level electronics is really showing the way forward in this fast-growing segment."
Andrew Lonseth, APsystems president for U.S. operations, said Nichols' broad experience in renewable energy brings both strategic and customer-facing value."Andrew Nichols knows the domestic and international solar market like few others," Lonseth said. "Bringing his expertise into play as we grow our product portfolio and market share will serve both APsystems and our customers very well."
Since its founding in Silicon Valley in 2009, APsystems has emerged as an industry leader through innovative solar products including dual-module microinverters and the first true 3-phase, four-module unit.
APsystems ranked no. 2 in global market share among microinverter suppliers by shipments in 2014 (source: GTM Research).
APsystems USA has offices in Cupertino, Calif., and Seattle, with manufacturing in Washington state.