ONTILITY Announces Appointment of New CEO
HOUSTON, TX January 8, 2013:
ONTILITY announced this week that Kirk Wehby has been appointed CEO. Mr. Wehby brings to ONTILITY deep leadership experience in technology distribution and quality management. He will be overseeing all aspects of operations at the three year old, nationally recognized solar distribution, training and consulting company.
Prior to joining ONTILITY, Mr. Wehby was Vice President of Global Operations for Smith & Associates from 2008 to 2012. While at Smith, the world’s largest independent distributor of electronic components, he led worldwide operations, logistics and quality, and oversaw the expansion of in-house testing laboratories and third party certification programs. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Wehby was Director of Operations and Supply Chain for Cardone Industries, where he managed start-up and integration of operations in Belgium and Mexico.
After three years of very rapid growth and significant market penetration, ONTILTY is poised to lead the North American solar industry as it stabilizes and continues to grow. Looking ahead to 2013, Mr. Wehby sees the solar industry developing “a more focused supply chain that realigns itself to the industry’s needs, increases service levels and continues to promote the value of renewable energy.“ Within this dynamic industry, Mr. Wehby defines ONTILITY’s specific role as “a company focused on building strong industry relationships and exceeding our customer’s requirements.”
ONTILITY’s mission is, however, more than supply chain management and good customer relations. Mr. Wehby captured the essence of this in stating his motivation for accepting his new position. “I am excited to be a part of an industry, a company and a committed, knowledgeable team that are having a positive impact on our society. It adds more purpose to the work that we do each day.”