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Nexterra Systems Expands into U.S.

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Nexterra Systems Corp., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is opening offices in Philadelphia, Pa., and Atlanta, Ga., as part of the company's expansion into the U.S. The biomass heat and power systems supplier has also appointed a new sales leadership team as part of a company-wide expansion to support Nexterra's biomass gasification heat and power solutions in North America. Three regional vice presidents of sales will lead the new sales leadership team.

Scott Layne, regional VP sales, U.S. North Region, will be based in Philadelphia. He has more than 25 years of experience, including management positions at Siemens Industry, Building Technologies Division, where he developed and implemented large-scale projects in renewable energy, performance contracting, and smart grid technologies.

Larry Bridger, regional VP sales, U.S. South Region, will be based in Atlanta. He has 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of energy products and service solutions in the utility, industrial, and institutional markets. Bridger previously held positions of regional business development manager of services for ABB, and sales and marketing manager for Siemens Industrial Services.

Carl Dunaway, regional VP sales, U.S. West and Canada Region, has an extensive sales and marketing background in the industrial power generation and cogeneration industry, with companies such as Finning and Amerada Hess. A Nexterra employee since 2007, Dunaway was most recently director of sales. He will be based in Vancouver.

Phil Beaty, a co-founder of Nexterra, will continue as VP sales engineering, providing support to the regional sales teams.