People on the Move

Borrego Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Hires and Promotions

As it pursues gigawatt ambitions, Borrego brings in new management talent to increase diversity, equity and inclusion and reshapes its EPC business.

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2021
— Borrego, a leading developer, EPC and O&M provider for large-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States, has hired two seasoned professionals to lead its development and people + culture efforts and also created a new leadership team for its EPC business. As the company further strengthens its leadership structure and brings in fresh talent, Borrego continues to navigate its utility-scale growth and pursue its gigawatt goals.

Borrego named Jacquie Ashmore as vice president of engineering, development, a role in which she will provide senior accountability for all engineering needs of Borrego’s development portfolio. Ashmore joins Borrego from Boston University, where she served for five years as the executive director of the university’s Institute for Sustainable Energy. She also worked as a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Earth and Environment.

Catriona Wiley joins Borrego as the executive vice president of people + culture (P+C) after more than seven years with food and beverage giant Torani as its P+C vice president. Wiley brings more than two decades of industry HR experience to her new role, in which she will guide Borrego’s developing diversity, equity and inclusion plan and offer valuable strategy for organizational design, talent acquisition and retention as well as leadership development.

In addition to the new hires, Borrego has restructured its EPC team to fuel its strategic expansion plan. This new structure will focus on national alignment under a new functional leadership model.

Brian Barker, previously general manager of the utility-scale division, has been promoted to executive vice president of EPC. He is laser focused on strategically growing the business while improving standardized processes and tools to increase engagement, project safety and quality, and to improve schedule and cost control.

Anchoring this new structure are several long-term Borreguinos who have been promoted into new leadership roles. Carl Price will head up the estimating and design optimization team as the VP of pre-construction; Ben Walter will lead the professional engineering and design teams as the VP of engineering; Joanie Brooke takes on a new role as VP of business operations where she will lead the PMO, supply chain, quality, warranty and scheduling teams; Joe Busch will lead the distributed generation construction team (projects from 3 MW to 100 MW) as the VP of construction; and Josh Richardson will lead Borrego’s self-performing teams on projects 100 MW and greater as VP of construction.   

These leadership updates follow Mikael Backman’s appointment to the Executive Vice President of Operations and Maintenance role earlier this year.

“At Borrego, we’re proud of our team of fearless and innovative thinkers, and these new hires and promotions will help us chart the gigawatt course as we continue our utility-scale growth,” said Mike Hall, CEO of Borrego. “We will continue hiring new talent and promoting from within in 2022 to support our continued growth.”

See the Borrego Careers page to learn more about open positions.