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george kanetakis

  • Managing Director at Biosar America LLC
  • Carlsbad, California, United States Renewables & Environment

Previous positions

  • Country Manager at Biosar Energetica
  • Senior Project Manager , Vega project at BIOSAR ENERGY, an ELLAKTOR GROUP company

Education

Sapienza Università di Roma, Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Architecture

Background

Summary

Managing Director of Biosar America LLC, a leading Solar EPC Contractor, based in Carlsbad, CA, USA. Responsible of launching AKTOR / Biosar activities in the Americas, establishing subsidiaries in U.S.A, Panama and Chile. Has been in the engineering and construction industry for 30 years with experience throughout Europe and the U.S. Joined Biosar in 2011 and managed its operations in Italy. Prior to joining Biosar, developed, engineered and constructed commercial and residential projects in Europe.

Experience

  • Managing Director

    Biosar America LLC

    July 2012 – Present (7 years 3 months) Carlsbad, California

  • President and General Manager

    Biosar America LLC

    July 2012 – Present (7 years 3 months) Greater San Diego Area

    Biosar America LLC, is a wholy owned subsidiary of AKTOR (member of the Ellaktor Group). Biosar offers Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) solutions for the development of solar power projects throughout North Central and South America. Biosar’s turnkey solutions include preliminary design, engineering, and permitting support through project management, construction, testing/commissioning, procurement and logistics, as well as installation of SCADA/monitoring systems. All aspects of the solar development cycle can be handled, from pre- and post-completion, including operations and maintenance.

  • General Manager

    Biosar Chile SpA

    March 2014 – Present (5 years 7 months) Santiago, Chile

  • General Manager

    Biosar America, subsidiary of AKTOR SA

    April 2012 – Present (7 years 6 months) Greater San Diego Area

    Biosar America is the US branch of AKTOR / Biosar , offering integrated solutions in Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance of medium & large-scale Solar plants. AKTOR / Biosar has grid-connected more than 700 MW of solar renewable energy, through subsidiaries in Greece, USA, Italy, Chile, Great Britain, Panama, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus. The active pipeline is over 300 MW.

  • Country Manager

    Biosar Energetica

    June 2011 – April 2012 (10 months) Rome, Italy

  • Senior Project Manager , Vega project

    BIOSAR ENERGY, an ELLAKTOR GROUP company

    March 2011 – March 2012 (1 year) Troia, Italy

    Vega, a 123 MWp photovoltaic plant in Puglia region, Italy

  • Architecture & Construction

    Self Employed

    December 1983 – October 2010 (26 years 10 months) Greece

    Project, Construction, Financing and Management of luxury residential units in Greece

  • Architecture & Construction

    Calenica ltd

    January 1988 – January 2010 (22 years)

    Construction decorative concrete surfaces into private and public projects throughout Greece, as well as marketing materials (within the

  • Exclusive Distributor

    Increte Systems, Inc.

    October 1993 – January 2005 (11 years 3 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

    Increte Systems in the field of designing, marketing, installation of decorative concrete surfaces, with seminars in USA, and participation on behalf in trade fairs and seminars in USA

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  • Architecture & Construction

    OPI srl, PRAXIS S.A.

    May 1990 – January 1997 (6 years 8 months) Bucharest, Romania

    Project ­ oversight ­ constructions in Bucharest. 1990 Establishment in Romania of OPI S.A. and PRAXIS S.A. Self financed Building Constructions in Primaverii, Popa Savu and Pangrati streets. Construction of Museu Satului.

  • Partnership

    CCCF SA

    January 1993 – January 1996 (3 years)

    Project ­ design ­ construction, of 2 hotel units

Education

  • Sapienza Università di Roma

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Architecture

    Architecture

  • The Moraitis School

    High School Diploma

Additional Info

Languages

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Italian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Greek

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

  • German

    Limited working proficiency

  • Romanian

    Professional working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Energy
  • Photovoltaics
  • Construction
  • Alternative Energy
  • Management
  • Architectures
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • EPC
  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management