Boris von Bormann, born in Hamburg, Germany, has been in the international trade industry for over 17 years and in the solar industry for over 8 years. Boris von Bormann is the CEO for Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC manufacturer of stationary storage systems for the utility, commercial and residential sectors. In addition Boris has ownership in SK Solar, Inc. a residential and commercial solar installation and engineering company with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. SK Solar operates US wide with its parent company located in Germany (www.sksolar-usa.com). Prior to opening SK Solar, Boris von Bormann was the CEO for Sonnen, Inc. the pioneer and manufacturer of energy storage solutions and prior the Director for Soltecture, Inc., US subsidiary for the German CIGS solar module manufacturer Soltecture GmbH. In 2002 Boris von Bormann founded accessio an independent consulting company that focuses on cross-cultural business aspects. Through his position with accessio, he held various interim positions in IT, Film & Entertainment & Biotech industries. Boris founded the German American Business Association - Southern California Chapter, a non- profit organization in Southern California. Boris von Bormann holds a dual-citizenship (Germany and USA) and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.