OPT appoints chief executive in the United Kingdom

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) has appointed Angus Norman chief executive of Ocean Power Technologies Ltd.

Before joining OPT, Norman was managing director of sustainable solutions with EDF Energy. Prior to that, he was managing director of generation with EDF Energy.

Norman reports to Mark R. Draper, chief executive officer of OPT. Norman is responsible for all OPT Ltd. operations based in Warwick, UK, including engineering, sales and marketing, and customer contracts.

OPT is headquartered in Pennington, N.J. The company plans to install a 2-MW wave project, using its Power Buoy technology, at the European Marine Energy Center in Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Resembling an ocean buoy, the unit generates power by moving up and down on a central spar as waves pass by.

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