Pleasanton Weekly

News - August 19, 2011

Desmond named V.P. at BrightSource Energy

Pleasanton businessman served in Schwarzenegger administration

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton businessman Joseph Desmond has been named senior vice president of government affairs and communications for BrightSource Energy, a solar thermal technology company in Oakland.

He will have charge of communications, marketing and government and regulatory affairs

BrightSource Energy, a privately held company with operations in the U.S. and Israel, develops and sells solar thermal power systems to utilities and industrial companies.

Prior to joining BrightSource, Desmond served as an executive vice president at Ice Energy, Inc. and was also a senior vice president of external affairs at NorthernStar Natural Gas. He was the Deputy Secretary of Energy for the State Resources Agency under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, where he also served as chairman of the California Energy Commission and undersecretary for Energy Affairs.

Prior to public service, Desmond spent four years as president and CEO of Infotility, Inc., president and CEO of Electronic Lighting, Inc., and vice president of Parke Industries.

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