The man charged with restructuring renewable energy firm Sunedison following chapter 11 bankruptcy has been made its new chief executive officer.
John S. Dubel started as CEO at the California, US, based company on June 22, after serving as its chief restructuring officer since April, a role he will continue.
Dubel will report directly to SunEdison’s board of directors following the resignation of the company’s board member and CEO Ahmad Chatila.
“I look forward to working with the rest of the SunEdison management team as we continue to transform the company for the benefit of all its constituencies and move through the Chapter 11 process,” said Dubel.
SunEdison and its domestic and international subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganisation under chapter 11 in the Southern District of New York on April 21, 2016.
A day before the CEO announcement, SunEdison confirmed it had bought UK residential energy solutions provider and its solar sales and installation partner Mark Group.
Vikas Desai, SunEdison senior vice president of residential and small commercial, said: “By establishing a direct sales channel in the UK, we are augmenting our existing installation partner network to meet the growing demand for solar in this market.”