Nexamp appoints Ben Downing as vice president
Mr. Downing, who has been instrumental in shaping Massachusetts' solar policy landscape during his tenure as Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy, will focus on expanding the company's strategic development efforts across growing geographies and product lines.
Mr. Downing will lead the company's entry into the burgeoning energy storage market, guiding efforts to align and implement new technologies within existing and developing national policy frameworks.
Prior to joining Nexamp, Mr. Downing represented the state's largest Senate district, serving 52 communities across four counties in Western Massachusetts.
Mr. Downing's leadership on clean energy and climate change earned him numerous awards and recognition from industry groups, including the Northeast Clean Energy Council, the Solar Energy Industries Association, and the Solar Energy Business Association of New England.
As the Senate Chair of the Energy Committee, he played a key role in brokering multiple legislative compromises that ensured Massachusetts continued leadership in clean energy.
While in the Senate, Mr. Downing helped to shepherd Massachusetts to a top-five national ranking in installed solar capacity.