This week in IR there have been three major people moves.
Energy Vault, a sustainable energy storage firm, has named Bernie Colson as its new vice president of investor relations. ZYUS, a research and global development company, has added Tim Miller as its new director of IR and machine industry company NORMA Group has appointed Sebastian Lehmann as its new vice president of investor relations and CSR.
Colson joins Energy Vault from Flotek Industries where he held the role of senior vice president for corporate development, sustainability and investor relations and helped develop the corporate strategy framework, which included evaluating organic growth and M&A opportunities. In addition, he worked closely with the CFO to evaluate various capital-raising opportunities.
Robert Piconi, chairman and CEO of Energy Vault says Colson’s role acts as a ‘crucial bridge’ between company management and the investment community, ensuring that ‘our strategy is effectively communicated while also amplifying the voice of our investors within the organization.’
Capital markets experience
Miller, who joins the Toronto-based ZYUS on November 1, brings with him nearly two decades of experience as a capital markets executive.
‘We are extremely pleased to welcome [Tim],’ says Brent Zettl, president and CEO of ZYUS. ‘He brings extensive knowledge to ZYUS, coupled with his expertise in the capital markets and established relationships within the investment community, making him exceptionally well suited to lead our investor relations function.’
Lehmann will head up NORMA’s newly combined IR and CSR department from January next year, following a one-month transitional period. He will succeed Andreas Trösch, who is leaving the company at the end of the year to pursue new challenges.
Lehmann will join NORMA from EDAG Engineering Group, an engineering service provider for the global mobility industry. In his new role he reports to CFO Annette Stieve.
Stieve says: ‘Sebastian is a proven investor relations manager with a strong background in the mobility industry. I look forward to maintaining the ongoing and open exchange of ideas and information with our shareholders with him.’