James (Jim) Crossen is a highly experienced high-tech general counsel and senior legal executive with over 35 years of corporate law experience. Jim brings a deep background in both solar and wholesale energy affairs, including grid regulation and control. Jim is the former President and General Manager of SMA Solar Technology America, the North American subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, preceded by six years of service as SMA’s Legal Director for the Americas and Australia, including SMA Canada LLC. After serving 8 years in afloat naval engineering positions, Jim received his Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University Law School. Jim is also a 2006 graduate of Stanford University’s Executive MBA Leadership program. Jim is currently serving as the lead commercial counsel for Erthos, working with the executive team, customers, and suppliers in placing long-term contracts and technology licenses around the Erthos PV deployment platform.