Interview with the President and CEO: Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI)
Desmond Wheatley joined Envision Solar International, Inc. as a consultant in 2010 and has been the company’s CEO since 2011 and Chairman of the board since 2016. He has two decades of senior international management experience in technology systems integration, energy management, communications and renewable energy. He was a founding partner in the international consulting practice Crichton Hill LLC. Earlier, Mr. Wheatley was CEO of iAxis FZ LLC, a Dubai-based alternative energy and technology systems integration company. From 2000 to 2007, he held a variety of senior management positions at San Diego-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, formerly known as Wireless Facilities, with the last five years as President of ENS, the largest independent security and energy management systems integrator in the U.S. Prior to ENS, Mr. Wheatley held senior management positions in the cellular and broadband wireless industries, deploying infrastructure and lobbying in Washington, D.C., on behalf of major wireless service providers. Mr. Wheatley has founded, funded and operated four profitable startup companies and was previously engaged in M&A activities. Profile
TWST: Give us a little bit of a history of Envision Solar.
Mr. Wheatley: Thecompany has been around since 2006. It was founded by Robert Noble, who is well-known worldwide