Vivint Solar gets new CEO

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

PROVO, Utah—Greg Butterfield has been named the new CEO of Vivint Solar, the residential solar integrator announced in a Sept. 5 news release.

Butterfield comes to Vivint Solar, a division of home automation/home security provider Vivint, with more than 25 years executive-level experience in the software and network systems management industries. 

Vivint President Alex Dunn has served as interim CEO since Tanguy Serra left the company in April. 

"This is a critical expansion period for Vivint Solar and we welcome Greg's record of consistent, annual revenue growth and profitability at both private and public technology companies," said Todd Pedersen, founder and CEO of Vivint. "His expertise will help widen our customer reach and further develop our technology and team."

Butterfield won the 2002 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Brigham Young University.

"Vivint Solar has built an outstanding business proposition onto an already successful operating structure that is igniting residential solar energy adoption across the United States," said Butterfield, in a news release. "I am honored to join this entrepreneurial, motivated team and elevate the Vivint brand further."

Vivant Solar is the second-largest solar installer in the country. It designs, installs and monitors systems in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C.