APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT BURNS AS PRESIDENT OF ORBITAL SOLAR SERVICES
New Structure and Accomplished Executive Team Designed to Further Accelerate Solar Division’s Efficiency and Profitability
HOUSTON, (April 26, 2022) — Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) (“OEG” or the “Company”) today announced the reorganization of its Solar Division and appointment of Robert Burns as president of its subsidiary, Orbital Solar Services (OSS), effective April 25, 2022.
Effective immediately, OSS is now a part of OEG’s telecom division, Gibson Technical Services (“GTS”). Mike McCracken, GTS’s chief executive officer, will become chief executive officer of both entities, GTS and OSS. Long-term GTS executive, Jon Martin, will become president of GTS, while Scott Stokes, GTS’s chief technical officer, will assume that role for both GTS and OSS.
The Company, as part of the reorganization, announces that industry veteran Robert Burns has joined as OSS’s new President. Mr. Burns has more than 30 years construction expertise with a particular focus in the solar industry. He has extensive experience in all aspects of construction operations, pre- construction, budgetary controls for projects and segments, and business development for all sectors.
Mr. Burns background includes more than 6 GW of solar renewable projects completed with continuous advancement in company grade level and compensation. He has managed a large assortment of construction projects from $500,000 to more than $130 million, with a track record of completing them safely, on time, and under budget.
“We are proud to welcome Robert Burns to lead our renewable strategies. Robert is an incredibly accomplished executive with extensive construction and renewable sector experience, making him an ideal choice to lead this segment,” said Jim O’Neil, OEG’s Vice-Chairman & CEO. “We believe that Robert’s expertise, coupled with Mike’s proven track record of success in delivering large projects on time and under budget will greatly enhance the efficiency and profitability of our Solar Division. We look forward to benefiting from Robert’s knowledge and leadership.”
“We are very pleased to welcome an experienced industry professional such as Robert Burns to the OEG/OSS team,” said Mike McCracken, Chief Executive Officer of GTS and OSS. “He brings considerable expertise in areas vital to OSS, particularly in the management of large, utility scale solar installations. He is a seasoned leader in the solar energy sector with an exceptional network and understanding of industry fundamentals.”
Mr. Burns commented, “I am delighted to join a progressive, growth-oriented company such as OSS. I am looking forward to contributing to the Company’s further profitable growth; enhancing the operation of OSS; and increasing shareholder value, as OEG and OSS increases its commercial footprint within the infrastructure services industry.”
About Orbital Energy Group
Orbital Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OEG) is a diversified infrastructure services platform, providing engineering, design, construction, and maintenance services to customers in the electric power, telecommunications, and renewable industries.
Orbital Energy Group is dedicated to maximizing shareholder value, by striving to exceed our customers’ expectations, building a diverse workforce and making a positive difference in the lives of our employees and the communities in which we operate, and contributing to reducing the carbon footprint through the services we provide.
For more information please visit: www.orbitalenergygroup.com
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