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ZBB Energy Corp., a developer of renewable energy platforms, has announced that Charles Stankiewicz, executive vice president of operations, has been named chief operating officer, a new position at the company.

Stankiewicz will assume responsibility for operations, engineering, sales and marketing, research and development, and human resources. In his new role, Stankiewicz, who will continue to serve on the board of directors of ZBB Energy, will report to Eric Apfelbach, CEO and president of the company.

Prior to joining ZBB Energy in November 2011, Stankiewicz held a number of executive-level positions at American Superconductor Corp., including executive vice president of AMSC Power Systems, a division of American Superconductor.

Prior to working at AMSC Power Systems, he worked in a variety of technical and business management positions at Westinghouse Electric Corp. and ABB, where he served as the vice president of power development.

Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of global business development, will be tasked with identifying, prioritizing and executing business development efforts domestically and in targeted international markets. He will continue to serve on the board of directors of Meineng Energy, ZBB's joint venture in China.

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