Harvest Thermal Builds Leadership Team with Veterans from Daikin and Google

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David Tuft

September 5, 2023

KENSINGTON, CA,  September 5, 2023 – Harvest Thermal, the technology company redesigning home heating, cooling, and hot water for a livable planet set the stage for accelerated growth by hiring two accomplished professionals to its executive team. The award-winning Bay Area start-up appointed Matthew Lacey as Vice President of Sales and Trent Wolbe as Vice President of Marketing. These strategic hires deepen Harvest’s commitment to delivering extraordinary climate impact with its smart thermal battery that lowers operating costs and enables building electrification at scale.

With over 16 years of sales leadership experience in the HVAC industry, Mr. Lacey has a proven track record of driving revenue growth recently at Samsung HVAC and Daikin North America. At Daikin, Mr. Lacey launched new products that today are volume leaders in the company’s mini-split, ductless and multi-zone categories.

He’s most proud of building teams that have won numerous sales awards, in one case doubling sales in three years.  ever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

Notably, Mr. Lacey served with distinction in the US Army during the Gulf War era where he won numerous awards and earned the respect of his commanding officers. While serving in Egypt, Mr. Lacey was nicknamed “Witch Doctor” and was celebrated for his ability to fix aircraft that were considered too broken to fly, helping his battalion achieve greater efficiencies, readiness, and battlefield effectiveness. His time in the military instilled in him a strong sense of discipline, teamwork, and strategic thinking that will greatly benefit Harvest’s sales division.

To lead its Marketing Department, Harvest Thermal tapped Mr. Wolbe after he led sustainability at global events for Google.

Mr. Wolbe pushed the envelope in decarbonizing Google’s most high-profile events, meeting high standards of sustainability while enhancing attendee experiences.

To lead its Marketing Department, Harvest Thermal tapped Mr. Wolbe after he led sustainability at global events for Google. Mr. Wolbe pushed the envelope in decarbonizing Google’s most high-profile events, meeting high standards of sustainability while enhancing attendee experiences.

The appointments of Mr. Lacey and Mr. Wolbe come at an exciting time for Harvest Thermal. As it decarbonizes homes, it continues to receive the highest customer satisfaction ratings, expand its product offerings, and build brand value. By strengthening both the sales and marketing teams, the company aims to foster greater synergy between these critical functions, enhance its customer engagement, and deliver greater value to its investors.

ABOUT HARVEST THERMAL

Harvest Thermal is redesigning home heating, cooling and hot water for the planet. Its smart thermal battery system cuts carbon emissions by 90% from home heating and hot water compared to gas and 50% compared to heat pumps without storage. The cloud-connected Harvest Pod leverages machine learning software, sensors, and controls to reduce carbon emissions and save on monthly heating bills. It also supports a cleaner, cheaper, and more resilient grid. Founded in 2019, Harvest Thermal has received support from the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, Peninsula Clean Energy, and leading private investors.

In 2023, Harvest Thermal was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list; awarded NREL Industry Growth Forum’s People’s Choice Award; and won a Silver Edison Award for Sustainable Design in the category Consumer Solutions.

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