Panama City, Panama | April 19th, 2024

Within the framework of the regional expansion plan currently carried out by Greenwood Energy [“GWE”], the Board of Directors of the company has announced the appointment of Gerald Carril as Senior Vice President of Project Management, leading the global engineering department which is responsible for the technical development and management of projects in the different countries where the company operates. Based at the GWE headquarters in Panama City, Gerald will coordinate the engineering tasks of the technical teams distributed in Colombia, Panama, and Dominican Republic, setting the global goals of the division, and executing the strategies established for the fulfillment of the objectives set for each of the projects in the region.

With 12 years of experience in the Latin American electric power sector, Gerald has participated in the development, construction, and operation of over 300MW of clean energy projects across the continent, standing out as Electrical Supervisor at ENSA [EPM Group, Panama], Engineering Supervisor at Panasonic, and Academic Trainer at LG Electronics. Since 2021, Gerald Carril has contributed his vision and leadership to GWE as Senior Project Manager in Panama, where among other activities he has led the technical development and construction of the 40MWp solar plant of ɅLMɅ MɅTER, the flagship renewable educational program from GWE’s ‘Reimagining Development’ project series. Gerald is an electromechanical engineer from Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, where he has also completed his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, combined with a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Universidad Interamericana de Panamá.

“The Board of Directors of Greenwood Energy is pleased to announce Gerald’s new role as director of our engineering division, since throughout his years at the company he has represented a true reflection of our values and corporate excellence, training and leading high-performance technical teams with a professional and humanistic perspective” commented Guido Patrignani, CEO of Greenwood Energy. “This appointment, which is part of our regional expansion plan, also represents a recognition to Gerald Carril for his unwavering commitment to excellence, ethics, and dedication in his work, which has been a central axis throughout his entire career at GWE. We wish him all the success in this new challenge, and we trust that his leadership will propel the technical department towards new and promising horizons,” Patrignani added.

As director of the engineering division, Gerald Carril will report to Greenwood Energy CEO, and work in coordination with the country managers and the directors of other global departments. He will play a crucial role in the coordination and management of technical teams located in different countries, establishing the strategic planning required for an efficient distribution of tasks according to the specific needs of each project and each country. “I feel very grateful for being part of a company committed to the energy transition through projects that also contribute to the social development and environmental preservation of the region, and I accept this new challenge as an opportunity to promote the corporate innovation that represent us through the consolidation of a strategically atomized technical structure that allows us to serve with excellence and flexibility the demand of the different markets in which we operate,” Carril concluded.