Aries appoints new general counsel

Jul 18, 2018
Company’s projects aid sustainable waste disposal and carbon emission reductions

Aries Clean Energy has hired Robert Burke as executive vice president and general counsel. He has taken up a new position with the company, marking the first time it has grown sufficiently to need a full-time general counsel, according to a spokesperson.

Burke has served with a number of US and international energy companies including Edison Mission Energy, PPL Global, Competitive Power Ventures and Vogt Power International. As general counsel, he has managed corporate governance, government affairs and compliance on behalf of multinational companies, and served on the boards of private and publicly traded companies headquartered in the US and abroad.

Franklin, Tennessee-based Aries designs and builds bio-based downdraft and fluidized bed gasification systems. Its projects provide for the sustainable disposal of waste, reduction of carbon emissions and the production of clean thermal and electrical energy.

‘Bob’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions within the [US], Latin America and Europe. He has also negotiated and managed the development of numerous thermal and renewable electric generation facilities,’ says Aries CEO Gregory Bafalis in a statement. ‘Bob has also played an integral role in the structured financing of generation facilities valued in excess of $15 billion. I am delighted to bring his expertise to our growing company.’

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