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Chair Emeritus and Board Observer
John DeVillars is a clean energy and environmental professional with substantial leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Mr. DeVillars’ public service career includes service as Secretary of the Environment for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chair of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and Chief of Operations for Governor Michael Dukakis. In 1993 he was appointed New England Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency by President Bill Clinton, a post he served in until 2000. He has received numerous awards for his environmental service, including the President's Award of the Nature Conservancy, given annually for national leadership in environmental affairs.
His private sector career includes founding and leading the Environmental Management practice for the national accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand (PWC); serving as Executive Vice President of Brownfields Recovery Corporation, a brownfields real estate investment and development company with assets in Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and as Lecturer on Environmental Leadership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. DeVillars serves on numerous public and private company and non‐profit boards including as a member of the Executive Committee of the New England Clean Energy Council; Chair of the Advisory Board of the Acadia Center, a leading research and advocacy group on the forefront of efforts to combat global climate change; Chairman's Council of the Trustees of Reservations; and Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. In 2012 he was appointed by the United States EPA Administrator to serve on the agency’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology. For the 2016-2017 academic year, in addition to exercising his responsibilities on behalf of BlueWave, Mr. DeVillars served as a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. As a senior fellow at the Center, he focused on the role of public utilities in meeting the climate change challenge.
Mr. DeVillars earned his MPA degree from Harvard University and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Graber-Lopez is deeply involved in all aspects of BlueWave's development activities with leadership responsibilities for project financing. He and Mr. DeVillars joined forces to launch BlueWave’s solar development activities.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Mr. Graber-Lopez served as Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst on the Specialty Equity Growth Team at Putnam Investments, where he helped manage $8 billion in U.S. mid- and large-cap growth equity portfolios. At Putnam, he focused on the energy, alternative energy, materials, and utilities sectors and was responsible for his team's investments in those sectors in both public and private markets. Mr. Graber-Lopez started as a Senior Equity Analyst within Putnam's Global Equity Research Group and was a member of the Natural Resources and Utilities fund teams. During his years on the sell-side, Mr. Graber-Lopez focused on the Energy and Utilities industries and was ranked by several leading industry surveys as being among the top analysts in his field. Mr. Graber-Lopez has extensive experience in firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions advisory services, private equity transactions, and portfolio management.
Trevor is the co-founder and CEO of BlueWave, a pioneering solar and battery storage developer, owner, and operator with a mission to protect the planet by transforming access to renewable energy. A certified B Corp, BlueWave has received both national and international recognition for its work to revolutionize the energy markets.
Trevor leads all aspects of BlueWave’s operations and expansion activity within the United States. He also sits on the board of two companies which were successfully spun out of BlueWave: Beam Financing Technology, a home solar loan provider, and Perch Energy, a community solar servicing provider.
Prior to joining BlueWave, Trevor was a Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development at Tishman Speyer, one of the largest and most respected real estate companies in the world. There he built extensive expertise in acquisitions, development, financing and asset management, successfully closed on $1.25 billion in acquisitions, and was also the Regional Finance Director of the Boston region. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, Trevor worked as a development consultant at CB Richard Ellis Whittier Partners and was a consultant to the World Bank.
Born and raised in South Africa, Trevor was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at MIT, where he completed dual Master of Science degrees in Design Technology and Real Estate Development and was the recipient of a Skye Foundation Fellowship. He also holds a Bachelor of Building Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Port Elizabeth (South Africa). Trevor was recognized as an Earth Advocate and top Environmental Leader by RealLeaders Awards in 2021.