PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XGS Energy, a leader in geothermal energy technology, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointments of Axel-Pierre Bois, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President, Technology and Lucy Darago, Ph.D. as Vice President, Strategy.
“Attracting and retaining A+ talent is the mark of a great company, and I’m thrilled and privileged to be working with Axel and Lucy,” said Josh Prueher, CEO of XGS Energy. “Both bring deep technological backgrounds combined with the proven operational experience needed to take XGS’ disruptive technology to market.”
Axel-Pierre Bois, Ph.D., SVP, Technology has more than 30 years of advanced geomechanics experience. Prior to XGS, Axel founded and served as CEO of CURISTEC, a geomechanics, well cementing, and wellbore integrity consultancy for the oil & gas, geothermal, and geological storage industries. He holds a Ph.D. in Geomechanics from the Université de Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.
“As the CEO of CURISTEC, I have worked closely with the XGS Energy team as a technology partner for the past several years, and I am thrilled to take on a larger role within this exciting company,” said Axel-Pierre Bois. “Our technology is transforming the geothermal energy industry and opening new markets around the world.”
Lucy Darago, Ph.D., VP, Strategy is an expert in clean energy strategy and implementation. Previously, Lucy was a Principal at Boston Consulting Group, where she served as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 energy companies and energy consumers in both the private and public sectors. Lucy holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
“XGS Energy’s next-generation geothermal energy system can provide clean baseload energy on the timeline and scale that the global energy transition demands,” said Lucy Darago. “I am excited about the opportunity to help bring this powerful technology to market alongside the driven and experienced team at XGS.”
To learn more about XGS Energy, please visit https://www.xgsenergy.com.
About XGS Energy
XGS Energy is a geothermal energy company founded and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company’s proprietary heat-harvesting technology and closed-loop well architecture enable global deployment of terawatt-scale geothermal heat and power.