The Sustainable Haiti Coalition welcomes Frank C. Pao, CEO of Atlantis Energy Systems, as a charter member of the Coalition’s Founders Circle. The act of joining the Founders Circle demonstrates the company’s commitment to ethical leadership, the blended value principle of combining business with public benefit and the Coalition’s vision of stewarding triple bottom line solutions for the 100 year resilient rebuilding of Haiti.
Frank will contribute to the SHC’s International Community outreach and UN Global Compact liaison functions. He will be introduced to the World Economic Forum, and the Clinton and Soros Foundations Haiti offices.
With the recognition of limited time to serve, Frank will contribute to the Governance and Operations committees of the SHC as an advisor and may serve an interim term as Co-Chair of the Governance Committee or Advisory Council.
Atlantis Energy Systems, Inc. manufactures and supplies building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products. It offers Sunslates PV roofing slates and custom PV glass laminates; MegaSlate, a BIPV roofing system; and custom fabricates photovoltaic glazing panels. The company also offers system design, project coordination, system integration, and training services. It offers its products through dealers in Novato, California; Jerry Sorgento, Delaware; Lombard, Illinois; Osterville, Maryland; Missoula, Montana; East Hampton and Clarksburg, New Jersey; Endicott, New York; Morrisville, North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Dublin, Ireland. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Sacramento, California. It has factories in Poughkeepsie, New York; and Exmore, Virginia.
The Coalition will position the company for opportunities to introduce its technology across all sectors in Haiti through our extensive and diverse network of contacts. We will jointly pursue the specific goal of assisting Atlantis Energy in establishing a fabrication operation to create job training in solar and additional renewable energy solutions and thus support a pipeline of workforce development pathways in Haiti. We are actively seeking business opportunities in Haiti that will lead to strategic partnership agreements for brokering services, joint project engagements, or a combination of both.
The company has issued the following statement:
“Atlantis will lead and invest in a comprehensive solar power operation in Haiti. The proposed solar operation would include a fully self-sustaining solar powered demonstration center which would highlight the self-sustaining PV and thermal technology as well as train personnel in assembly, installation and
maintenance of the Solar hybrid systems products.”