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Board of Directors

Ciel R. Caldwell

President and Chief Operating Officer

Ciel Caldwell assumed leadership of Northern Power Systems as the President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Caldwell joined Northern Power Systems in February of 2011 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was named Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. In May 2016, Ms. Caldwell was promoted to Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Ms. Caldwell has held senior financial leadership positions at various companies in the high-tech sector including 3Com Corporation, Vistaprint, and Level 3 Communications. At the start of her career Ms. Caldwell worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Caldwell earned her Bachelor of Science from Babson College with a major in Accounting.

Ciel Caldwell assumed leadership of Northern Power Systems as the President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Caldwell joined Northern Power Systems in February of 2011 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was named Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. In May 2016, Ms. Caldwell was promoted to Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance. With over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Ms. Caldwell has held senior financial leadership positions at various companies in the high-tech sector including 3Com Corporation, Vistaprint, and Level 3 Communications. At the start of her career Ms. Caldwell worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Caldwell earned her Bachelor of Science from Babson College with a major in Accounting.

Alexander Ellis III

Director

Alexander “Hap” Ellis III has been a member of the Northern Power Board since September 2008. Mr. Ellis has extensive operating experience in electric power and renewable energy. He is a General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners, a leading multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in the areas of alternative and traditional energy, mobility and sustainability. He has been a general partner in RockPort Capital Partners since its inception in 2000 and has primarily focused on renewables, electric grid technologies, advanced materials and transportation and emission control technologies. Prior to the formation of RockPort’s first fund, he joined RockPort Partners, a merchant bank specializing in energy and environmental projects in 1998. In addition to Wind Power, Mr. Ellis serves on the boards of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Chairman) (NASDAQ:CDTI), Gazelle, Inc., and Old Westbury Funds, Inc., as well as the George H.W. Bush Foundation and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. In addition, he represented RockPort on the board of Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV) from October 2004 to August 2007 and Eka Systems, now a part of Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN), from May 2007 to April 2010. Mr. Ellis received a BA degree from Colorado College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Alexander “Hap” Ellis III has been a member of the Northern Power Board since September 2008. Mr. Ellis has extensive operating experience in electric power and renewable energy. He is a General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners, a leading multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in the areas of alternative and traditional energy, mobility and sustainability. He has been a general partner in RockPort Capital Partners since its inception in 2000 and has primarily focused on renewables, electric grid technologies, advanced materials and transportation and emission control technologies. Prior to the formation of RockPort’s first fund, he joined RockPort Partners, a merchant bank specializing in energy and environmental projects in 1998. In addition to Wind Power, Mr. Ellis serves on the boards of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Chairman) (NASDAQ:CDTI), Gazelle, Inc., and Old Westbury Funds, Inc., as well as the George H.W. Bush Foundation and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. In addition, he represented RockPort on the board of Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV) from October 2004 to August 2007 and Eka Systems, now a part of Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN), from May 2007 to April 2010. Mr. Ellis received a BA degree from Colorado College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Richard Hokin

Director

Richard Hokin has been a member of the Northern Power Board since August 2008. He has served as a director of Intermountain Industries, an oil and gas exploration company, since 1982, and has served as Chairman of Intermountain’s board and of each of its subsidiaries since 1984. Mr. Hokin is Managing Director of Century America, LLC, a privately owned holding company. He has served as a director of the Pacific Coast Gas Association.

Richard Hokin has been a member of the Northern Power Board since August 2008. He has served as a director of Intermountain Industries, an oil and gas exploration company, since 1982, and has served as Chairman of Intermountain’s board and of each of its subsidiaries since 1984. Mr. Hokin is Managing Director of Century America, LLC, a privately owned holding company. He has served as a director of the Pacific Coast Gas Association.

Kevin Kopczynski

Director

Kevin Kopczynski joined the Northern Power Board in February 2017. Mr. Kopczynski is an experienced operating executive and investor who is currently a Senior Director of R&D at First Solar. From 2013 to 2016 he was President and CEO of Enki Technology, where he guided the solar materials company from the development to revenue stages and established key customer partnerships in the US and China that culminated with Enki’s acquisition by First Solar.  Prior to Enki, Mr. Kopczynski was a Partner at RockPort Capital Partners, where he led a number of venture investments in the power generation, oil & gas and agriculture technology value chains. He previously held several operating and senior technical positions at IQuum (acquired by Roche). Mr. Kopczynski began his career at Arthur D. Little, assisting clients from startups to the Fortune 500 on product design initiatives in consumer, healthcare and industrial products. He holds a BSE from Princeton, an MS in engineering from Stanford, and MBA from UC Berkeley.

Kevin Kopczynski joined the Northern Power Board in February 2017. Mr. Kopczynski is an experienced operating executive and investor who is currently a Senior Director of R&D at First Solar. From 2013 to 2016 he was President and CEO of Enki Technology, where he guided the solar materials company from the development to revenue stages and established key customer partnerships in the US and China that culminated with Enki’s acquisition by First Solar.  Prior to Enki, Mr. Kopczynski was a Partner at RockPort Capital Partners, where he led a number of venture investments in the power generation, oil & gas and agriculture technology value chains. He previously held several operating and senior technical positions at IQuum (acquired by Roche). Mr. Kopczynski began his career at Arthur D. Little, assisting clients from startups to the Fortune 500 on product design initiatives in consumer, healthcare and industrial products. He holds a BSE from Princeton, an MS in engineering from Stanford, and MBA from UC Berkeley.

William F. Leimkuhler

Chairman and Director

William F. Leimkuhler joined the Northern Power Board in November 2013, and was appointed Chairman in December 2013. He has been General Counsel and Director of Business Development of Paice LLC, a privately held developer of hybrid electric powertrains, since 1999. Mr. Leimkuhler also advises a number of technology based companies on business, financial and legal matters. From 1994 through 1999, he held various positions with Allen & Company LLC, a New York investment banking firm, initially serving as the firm’s General Counsel. Prior to that, Mr. Leimkuhler was a corporate partner with the New York law firm of Werbel & Carnelutti. Mr. Leimkuhler is a director of Argan, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AGX) and U.S. Neurosurgical, Inc. (OTCBB: USNU). He served as a director of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISYS) and Speedus Corp. (NASDAQ: SPDE) for over five years until 2011. Mr. Leimkuhler received Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Civil Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University.

William F. Leimkuhler joined the Northern Power Board in November 2013, and was appointed Chairman in December 2013. He has been General Counsel and Director of Business Development of Paice LLC, a privately held developer of hybrid electric powertrains, since 1999. Mr. Leimkuhler also advises a number of technology based companies on business, financial and legal matters. From 1994 through 1999, he held various positions with Allen & Company LLC, a New York investment banking firm, initially serving as the firm’s General Counsel. Prior to that, Mr. Leimkuhler was a corporate partner with the New York law firm of Werbel & Carnelutti. Mr. Leimkuhler is a director of Argan, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AGX) and U.S. Neurosurgical, Inc. (OTCBB: USNU). He served as a director of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISYS) and Speedus Corp. (NASDAQ: SPDE) for over five years until 2011. Mr. Leimkuhler received Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Civil Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University.

Robert Lentz

Director

Robert Lentz joined the Northern Power Board in March 2014. Since July 2012, Mr. Lentz has been employed by Northeastern University as an Adjunct Professor and the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Center for Entrepreneurship Education. Mr. Lentz served as an independent consultant from March 2009 to June 2012; as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Digital Reef, Inc., a provider of data management platforms, from July 2009 until March 2011 and from January 2012 to June 2012 he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Managed Analytics Business of Deloitte Consulting. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Permission TV, Inc., an online video platform provider from September 2006 to March 2010. From September 2003 to September 2006, he was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of OATSystems, Inc., a provider of radio-frequency identification (RFID) software for supply chain management systems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of eRoom Technology, a supplier of web-based collaborative workspace solutions, which was acquired by Documentum, Inc. Mr. Lentz has served as a member of the board of directors of Monotype Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a provider of typefaces and technology for creative applications and consumer devices, since August 2008. Mr. Lentz was a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in business administration and a master’s degree from Babson College in business administration.

Robert Lentz joined the Northern Power Board in March 2014. Since July 2012, Mr. Lentz has been employed by Northeastern University as an Adjunct Professor and the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Center for Entrepreneurship Education. Mr. Lentz served as an independent consultant from March 2009 to June 2012; as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Digital Reef, Inc., a provider of data management platforms, from July 2009 until March 2011 and from January 2012 to June 2012 he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Managed Analytics Business of Deloitte Consulting. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Permission TV, Inc., an online video platform provider from September 2006 to March 2010. From September 2003 to September 2006, he was the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of OATSystems, Inc., a provider of radio-frequency identification (RFID) software for supply chain management systems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of eRoom Technology, a supplier of web-based collaborative workspace solutions, which was acquired by Documentum, Inc. Mr. Lentz has served as a member of the board of directors of Monotype Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a provider of typefaces and technology for creative applications and consumer devices, since August 2008. Mr. Lentz was a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in business administration and a master’s degree from Babson College in business administration.

Troy C. Patton

Corporate Development and Business Advisor to the board

Troy Patton joined Northern Power Systems in April of 2009 as President of the Utility Wind business. During that time, he led Northern Power’s successful development of the NPS 2.3MW permanent magnet direct drive wind turbine. Mr. Patton was named Chief Executive Officer, April 2012 wherein he and the leadership team pursued an integrated utility and distributed wind strategy based on Northern’s proprietary PMDD technologies. In August 2016, with the Company re-aligning its leadership to focus its future on delivering business solutions for a range of distributed energy customers, Mr. Patton transitioned his role and remains on as Corporate Development and Business Advisor to the board. He continues to lead the Company in a successful conclusion of a transaction monetizing utility wind assets as well as actively creating and nurturing the partnerships needed to deliver value to a variety of stakeholders across the energy marketplace. Mr. Patton has more than 20 years of experience in the power generation industry. Prior to Northern Power, he was Senior Vice President of engineering and products at Vestas Wind Systems. Before that role, Mr. Patton served in numerous technical and leadership roles at General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) Gas Turbine and Wind Turbine businesses, and helped facilitate GE’s integration of Enron’s wind energy business in 2003. Earlier in his career, he served in the US Navy working in the nuclear power plants onboard as crew members of both a United States aircraft carrier and United States nuclear submarine.  Mr. Patton has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University.

Troy Patton joined Northern Power Systems in April of 2009 as President of the Utility Wind business. During that time, he led Northern Power’s successful development of the NPS 2.3MW permanent magnet direct drive wind turbine. Mr. Patton was named Chief Executive Officer, April 2012 wherein he and the leadership team pursued an integrated utility and distributed wind strategy based on Northern’s proprietary PMDD technologies. In August 2016, with the Company re-aligning its leadership to focus its future on delivering business solutions for a range of distributed energy customers, Mr. Patton transitioned his role and remains on as Corporate Development and Business Advisor to the board. He continues to lead the Company in a successful conclusion of a transaction monetizing utility wind assets as well as actively creating and nurturing the partnerships needed to deliver value to a variety of stakeholders across the energy marketplace. Mr. Patton has more than 20 years of experience in the power generation industry. Prior to Northern Power, he was Senior Vice President of engineering and products at Vestas Wind Systems. Before that role, Mr. Patton served in numerous technical and leadership roles at General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) Gas Turbine and Wind Turbine businesses, and helped facilitate GE’s integration of Enron’s wind energy business in 2003. Earlier in his career, he served in the US Navy working in the nuclear power plants onboard as crew members of both a United States aircraft carrier and United States nuclear submarine.  Mr. Patton has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Clemson University.

John Simon

Director

John Simon, Ph.D. has been a director of Northern Power since August 2008, and served as Chairman of the Northern Power Board from that date to December 2013. Mr. Simon is a Managing Director of the investment banking firm, Allen & Company LLC, where he has been employed for over 25 years. He has been a member of the board of directors of Cardica, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDC), a cardiac surgical device manufacturer, since 2001, and continues to serve on the boards of several privately held companies. He was a member of the board of directors for Neurogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NRGN), a biopharmaceutical company, from 1993 to December 2009. Mr. Simon holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from The College of William & Mary, a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, and both an M.B.A. degree in finance and a J.D. degree from Columbia University.

John Simon, Ph.D. has been a director of Northern Power since August 2008, and served as Chairman of the Northern Power Board from that date to December 2013. Mr. Simon is a Managing Director of the investment banking firm, Allen & Company LLC, where he has been employed for over 25 years. He has been a member of the board of directors of Cardica, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDC), a cardiac surgical device manufacturer, since 2001, and continues to serve on the boards of several privately held companies. He was a member of the board of directors for Neurogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NRGN), a biopharmaceutical company, from 1993 to December 2009. Mr. Simon holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from The College of William & Mary, a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, and both an M.B.A. degree in finance and a J.D. degree from Columbia University.

Greg Wolf

Director

Greg Wolf joined the Northern Power Board in July of 2015. Greg, now the CEO at ArcLight's Leeward Renewable Energy has over 20 years of leadership experience in renewables and most recently served as President of Duke Energy Renewables. He has led the energy sector at Duke Energy, Cinergy Corp. and General Electric, with experience in infrastructure businesses, strategic growth, and energy venture investments. Greg serves on the Board of Semprius, a developer and manufacturer of high concentration photovoltaic solar modules. Greg earned undergraduate degrees in Industrial Management and Finance from the University of Cincinnati and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School. e and his family reside in Charlotte, N.C.

Greg Wolf joined the Northern Power Board in July of 2015. Greg, now the CEO at ArcLight's Leeward Renewable Energy has over 20 years of leadership experience in renewables and most recently served as President of Duke Energy Renewables. He has led the energy sector at Duke Energy, Cinergy Corp. and General Electric, with experience in infrastructure businesses, strategic growth, and energy venture investments. Greg serves on the Board of Semprius, a developer and manufacturer of high concentration photovoltaic solar modules. Greg earned undergraduate degrees in Industrial Management and Finance from the University of Cincinnati and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School. e and his family reside in Charlotte, N.C.