Sustainable Silicon Valley Introduces New Members to Board of Directors

Influential business leaders join to drive regional sustainability efforts

Santa Clara, CA, March  6, 2012 — Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) today announced that Andrew Barnes, associate director at Stan Johnson Company and Ray Martin, vice president of technology for Daewon USA, have joined SSV’s board of directors.

“We are pleased to have Barnes and Martin on board,” said Marianna Grossman, Executive Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley. “They bring invaluable experience, expertise and strategic insight from their fields that will add immense value in helping SSV further its strategic goals and future initiatives. Ray’s skills in facilitation have already contributed to our work with Mountain View’s North Bayshore businesses and Andrew Barnes is honing our business development and strategic direction.”

Andrew Barnes is associate director at Stan Johnson Company, a national commercial real estate investment firm. Prior to joining Stan Johnson Company, Andrew worked ten years with corporate real estate and facilities, energy efficiency initiatives and utility cost recovery programs as the managing director of National NNN Investment.

Barnes married his background in clean technology and East Asian businesses by founding Asia Cleantech Partners, a consultancy that explores and facilitates partnerships between Asian companies and the Silicon Valley companies leading cleantech innovation and production. Barnes worked ten years in Tokyo and Hong Kong in the wireless and telecom sectors. He is also founder of Greenworks Utility Billing.

“I am honored to join SSV’s board of directors and look forward to collaborating with our industry-leading partners. This is a great time to meld technologies from Asia and the U.S. to solve the pressing environmental challenges we face,” said Barnes.

Barnes holds an MBA from Waseda University in Tokyo and a B.A. from Penn State University.

Ray Martin is vice president of technology for Daewon USA, part of the Daewon Group, where he enjoys driving new product development programs. Currently on assignment at AlterLume, an LED lighting company, he evaluates new green technologies and develops high-efficiency LED lighting products.  He started his career at Intel, spending 14 years in its technology development organization in technical and managerial roles, including an assignment to the consortium, Sematech, where he helped develop the National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (NTRS). He then worked as senior director of product management at Asyst Technologies, a leading automation supplier to the semiconductor industry. Over the last four years Martin has pursued his passion for clean tech, helping startup companies in solar, smart grid and energy efficiency.

“I am honored to be working with SSV and their partners to support sustainability initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Martin.

Martin holds a B.S. in industrial engineering, a certificate in energy engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in engineering management from Santa Clara University.  He is an inventor on ten U.S. patents.

About SSV:

Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is leading the Silicon Valley Business Community to a more sustainable future. By engaging and collaborating with local government agencies, business, and community organizations SSV operates to help address the highest priority environmental issues in the Valley. SSV’s 130+ partners are innovators from all sectors who are creating a nationally recognized model for regional collaboration on sustainability and accomplishing breakthrough results for environmental, economic and social resilience. The EcoCloud™ Innovation Platform, created in conjunction with public and private sector partners, is SSV’s vision of industrial ecology put into practice in Silicon Valley. SSV is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. For more information please visit,


Marianna Grossman

Executive Director, SSV          

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