Demand Energy appoints Patterson CEO
Demand Energy Networks Inc., a provider of turn-key systems
for monitoring, storing, and managing energy flow at the edge of the power
grid, appointed Gregg Patterson as president and CEO
Patterson is a veteran executive of high growth
organizations in the printer manufacturing and renewable energy industries.
Most recently, he was president of the Renewable Energy business at Advanced
Energy, a leading manufacturer of solar inverters. As CEO of PV Powered before
it was acquired by Advanced Energy, Patterson grew revenues by 16 times over
four years as the company became the North American market share leader in
commercial solar inverters. Prior to that, he was a vice president and general
manager in Hewlett Packard's printers and digital media division.
With Patterson joining the organization, founder and former
CEO Dave Curry becomes company chairman.
"Gregg has joined us at a critical time," Curry
said. "He has a proven pedigree in renewable energy and a strong track
record in commercializing technologies, helping businesses in high-growth
markets transition from innovation to high growth, while ensuring a quality customer
experience and returns to shareholders."
LETEM Play wins $1,500 in STCU contest
Earlier this year, 20 teams from Washington and Idaho
submitted project ideas for STCU's Hundred Dollar Project, which encourages
teens to "start a movement, launch an innovation, brighten a life or change the
Judges narrowed down the submissions to 10 that were given
$100 each. The groups were required to report back with a video showing how
they used that money to do good.
From April 15 through April 19, visitors to hundreddollarproject.org
were invited to vote for the project they felt was most deserving of further
prizes. More than 2,500 votes were cast.
Newport's Team Care Bear, which collects teddy bears for law
officers and firefighters to give to children in trying circumstances, received
the most votes.
LETEM Play, started last year by Katy Dolan and Philip
Howard of Central Valley High School, received the second-most votes and a
$1,500 prize. "Life
Enhancement Though Education in Music" promotes the benefits of music education
in schools throughout the region. The organization solicits donations of band
instruments, which are repaired for free by Amend Music in Spokane. For more,
To view the videos produced by the winning
teams, visit www.hundreddollarproject.org.
For more on Liberty Lake-based STCU, visit www.stcu.org.