Fariello brings decades of experience and leadership in government affairs at FORTUNE 500 companies, including United Airlines and ExxonMobil
LUGANO, Switzerland & WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$NRGV–Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NRGV) (“Energy Vault” or the “Company”), a leader in sustainable grid-scale energy storage solutions, announced today the appointment of Theresa Fariello to the Company’s Board of Directors effective February 1, 2023. She replaces Henry Elkus, Founder and CEO of Helena, a strategic partner and Series B-1 investor in Energy Vault, upon his concurrent departure from the Board.
Ms. Fariello has served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Global Public Policy for United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAL) since 2017. In this role, she leads United Airlines’s federal, state, local, and international government engagement, including environmental affairs. Prior to her role at United Airlines, Ms. Fariello served a 16-year tenure at ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), where she advised executive leadership on key governmental and policy matters. Prior to her time at ExxonMobil, Ms. Fariello served as deputy assistant secretary for International Energy Policy in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy and held senior leadership positions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Throughout her career, Ms. Fariello has been recognized for her success and leadership in government, including being named to Washingtonian Magazine’s list of Most Powerful Women.
Ms. Fariello received her undergraduate degree in political science from George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law.
“We are honored to welcome Theresa, who brings extensive and valuable experience in government affairs and public policy at leading public companies to Energy Vault’s Board of Directors,” said Robert Piconi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Vault. “The recent passage of the IRA is one example of a significant accelerator for our industry and our customers in the United States. Theresa’s leadership and experience will help us fully leverage the opportunities associated with this landmark legislation while strategically optimizing our global approach to working with government organizations in an increasingly complex regulatory and public sector environment. I look forward to working with her as we execute our global growth plans.”
“It is a distinct privilege to join Energy Vault’s Board of Directors,” said Theresa Fariello. “I am inspired by Energy Vault’s mission and commitment to creating a cleaner, more sustainable future. As the need to address and combat climate change becomes ever more urgent, so too does the need to shape environmental and climate policy to accelerate the deployment of innovative solutions, such as Energy Vault’s energy storage technologies. I welcome the opportunity to work alongside the rest of my fellow board members, and I look forward to lending my voice and experience to the Company as it continues to grow.”
Regarding Mr. Henry Elkus, Mr. Piconi commented: “I want to thank Henry for his Board service and significant contributions to Energy Vault. As an earlier stage investor in Energy Vault, Henry and the Helena team played a significant role as the company scaled its operations into our public listing on the NYSE last year, both as investor and strategic partner supporting our growth. Helena’s global network of investors and partners continue to support Energy Vault and our technology adoption as we execute on our collective mission to decarbonize the planet.”
About Energy Vault
Energy Vault® develops and deploys utility-scale energy storage solutions designed to transform the world’s approach to sustainable energy storage. The company’s comprehensive offerings include proprietary gravity-based storage, battery storage, and green hydrogen energy storage technologies. Each storage solution is supported by the Company’s hardware technology-agnostic energy management system software and integration platform. Unique to the industry, Energy Vault’s innovative technology portfolio delivers customized short and long duration energy storage solutions to help utilities, independent power producers, and large industrial energy users significantly reduce levelized energy costs while maintaining power reliability. Utilizing eco-friendly materials with the ability to integrate waste materials for beneficial reuse, Energy Vault’s EVx™ gravity-based energy storage technology is facilitating the shift to a circular economy while accelerating the global clean energy transition for its customers. Please visit www.energyvault.com for more information.
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