Monolith Solar names Hickey to CEO post  – New York News

RENSSELAER — Monolith Solar has tapped Michael Hickey, most recently the chief of staff at Siena College, as its new CEO.

Monday’s announcement by Monolith Co-Founders Steve Erby and Mark Fobare touted Hickey’s more than 30 years of experience in the business world and technology industry.

In 2015, Hickey briefly stepped away from Siena to fill the role of interim president and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth, where he helped spearhead the development of a regional economic development strategy that was awarded a record $148 million for the Capital Region.

 Prior to his time at Siena, Hickey served as an officer for two public companies. As Chief Operating Officer at MapInfo, he drove annual revenue from $35 million to $168 million and administered a sale of the company to Pitney Bowes for $480 million in 2007.

 As President of Pitney Bowes MapInfo, Hickey grew the company into one of the 70 largest software companies in the world, with $400 million in annual revenue and 1,900 employees. He was named to the Tech Valley’s Hot 10 list of executives in 2008. 

“When Steve and Mark approached me recently with the opportunity to come to Monolith Solar, I knew it was an exciting chance to return to the private sector and get involved with a business that is in a great market position,” Hickey said, in a prepared statement. “Monolith is a company that has experienced incredible growth in recent years, and I look forward to bringing my experience to bear to continue and enhance that trajectory.”

“The solar energy market continues to be on the rise, and that means huge opportunities for Monolith, and I…

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