Brite Adds Five Members to Board of Directors

WARREN, Ohio – Brite Energy Innovators has named five new members to its board of director: Djifa Amefia, Muhammad Ejaz, Albert Green, Anna Siefken and Michael Stacey.

“The quality of individuals that have joined our board is a direct reflection of the hard work of the  members who have come before, and our staff, for building a world-class organization in the heart of  the Mahoning Valley,” said Rick Stockburger, CEO of the energy incubator, in a statement. “We strive to create energy jobs and  investment in technologies that will change the world, and the world is taking notice with this new set  of leaders ready to engage and guide our organization.” 

Amefia is managing partner of Cleveland-based technology consulting firm ClarIT Solutions. With more than 20 years of management consulting experience, he specializes in the implementation of grid modernization technologies, including renewable energies.

Ejaz is the founder and president of Ejaz Microelectronics. The Twinsburg company, founded in 2009, designs and manufactures microphone products and is expanding into the renewable energy product market.

As CEO of AMG Consulting Group, Green leads a team focused on technology commercialization and innovation-based economic development.

“The growing energy cluster is exciting and Brite is one of the region’s hidden gems,” he said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to engaging with the Brite leadership team in seeking effective and efficient ways to expand Brite’s reach and influence to achieve more positive regional economic outcomes.” 

Siefken is the inaugural executive director at the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. She has experience in developing partnerships that promote collaboration between industry, government, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, universities and other new energy centers.

Stacey is part of the infrastructure strategy practice at KPMG Cleveland, which designs and implements transformation programs in the energy, transportation and government sectors. He previously found, grew and sold SmarterShade Inc., a smart glass company.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.