Landfill-Focused, Solar Power Developer PVNavigator, LLC Hires Dr. Ruben Fontes as CEO

Brea, CA, September 01, 2016 --( PVNavigator (PVN), with the partnership and financial backing of Dallas based Alturus Strategic Capital Partners, continues to grow and evolve as a niche-space, utility scale PV solar power development company. The company’s focus continues to be the development of utility scale PV solar power projects on closed landfill sites.

With an expanding project development portfolio, PVN is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Ruben Fontes as CEO of PVNavigator, LLC. Ruben is currently transitioning into the company’s leadership role. One of his initial tasks will be overseeing the construction and start up, by year’s end, of PVN’s 3MW solar installation at the Milliken Landfill in Ontario, CA.

Dr. Ian A. Webster, President of PVN, stated “I am personally, very happy in Ruben’s arrival and commitment to the PVN mission. All in the PVN Team will be working to effect a smooth transition and maximize Ruben’s effectiveness.”

Ruben's background is vastly experienced; technically, financially and managerially in the field of renewable energy, specifically within the solar industry.

He comes to PVN with over 20 years of renewables and EPC experience, most recently as COO with Blue Earth, and prior to that as Sr. Operations Director at Chevron Energy Solutions, where he directed the efforts of the Utility Scale EPC Team.

Prior to Chevron, Ruben was a Senior Project Manager and later the Manager of Preconstruction & Procurement for the Renewable Energy Division of Swinerton Builders. Ruben's earlier work history includes the positions of VP Operations for Pycensa, Principal/Co-Founder of PCF Electric, Inc., and Project Engineer for Bergelectric Corporation.

A Columbia graduate, Ruben also holds an MBA from the University of San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of San Diego.

PVNavigator, LLC (PVN) is a Southern California-based developer of distributed, utility scale, solar photovoltaic projects located on landfills and brownfield sites. PVN has a pipeline of PV solar facilities under development throughout the United States. For more information, visit
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