Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc., a clean-tech company specializing in LED lighting and solar technologies, announced that Art Buckland has joined Sunovia’s management team as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective September 7, 2010.
The company states that Buckland’s leadership has resulted in corporate turnarounds, hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue growth, billion-dollar increases in book value, IPOs and LBOs. He has raised $175 million in private and public capital while starting nine companies, completed 36 M&A transactions worth over $1.45 billion, and turned around seven companies. He has 24 years of experience serving on public company boards. Buckland has led profitable growth and innovation in energy and clean tech for many years. He guided some of the first developments of Smart Meters in the 1980s, using his semiconductor background working with a diverse array of utility companies and municipalities. Recently, in his two years at Soliant Energy, Buckland pioneered the development of a strategic vision for the next generation of solar panels that could generate distributed electricity at utility costs without government subsidies.