14 June 2023
Anaergia Inc. makes a strategic move with the appointment of seasoned renewable energy CFO, Andrew Spence, to fuel global expansion and capitalize on green opportunities.
Anaergia Inc., a global leader in waste-to-renewable energy technologies, announced today the appointment of Andrew Spence as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective immediately. Spence, an experienced CFO in the renewable energy sector, will play a vital role in driving the company’s growth and global expansion efforts.
With a remarkable track record in the industry, Andrew Spence has served as CFO at Aria Energy LLC, now part of BP, and at Ameresco, where he played a pivotal role in fostering continuous growth and performance for these successful renewable energy companies. During his tenure at Ameresco, the company witnessed a significant surge in annual revenues, skyrocketing from under US$25 million to an impressive US$728 million in 2011. At Aria Energy, Spence’s financial expertise proved instrumental in enhancing controls and compliance, ultimately contributing to the successful sale of the company in 2021.
Andrew Spence’s qualifications make him an ideal fit for Anaergia’s strategic objectives. Holding a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of Puget Sound, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Washington State University, Spence brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
Anaergia’s Chairman and CEO, Andrew Benedek, expressed his confidence in Spence’s appointment, stating, “Andrew Spence’s CFO experience with major renewable energy industry sector participants will be very impactful to Anaergia.” Benedek emphasized the importance of Spence joining the team, highlighting how his presence would position Anaergia for further growth and expansion on a global scale.
Speaking on his new role, Andrew Spence expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I’m very pleased to be joining this dynamic company and look forward to supporting its ambitious growth plans.” He also commended Anaergia for its unwavering commitment to combating climate change, its groundbreaking waste-to-renewable energy technologies, and its robust expansion strategies.
In light of Andrew Spence’s appointment, Hani Kaissi, who has been serving as acting CFO, will continue his role as Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Anaergia. Kaissi’s expertise will prove invaluable in driving the company’s development initiatives alongside Spence’s financial leadership.
With the addition of Andrew Spence as CFO, Anaergia Inc. is poised to strengthen its position in the renewable energy sector and capitalize on new opportunities worldwide.