Galen Torneby has joined Sonoma- and Novato-based SolarCraft as its chief operating officer.

The company stated Torneby has extensive construction management and technical experience in the energy industry, including more than 10 years in operational leadership roles at several of world’s leading renewable energy companies.

Torneby is a certified professional project manager and a licensed construction contractor. Prior to joining SolarCraft, Galen most recently held the position of head of solar in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for DNV-GL, an engineering and technical advisory firm for renewable energy.

The employee-owned company reported that Galen took international assignments after his home was lost in the 2017 North Bay wildfires.