12.12.2005: Meldung: Capstone Turbine Corporation: Richard Atkinson Named to Capstone Turbine Board

Richard Atkinson Named to Capstone Turbine Board
Friday December 9, 6:33 pm ET

CHATSWORTH, Calif.-- Dec. 9, 2005--Capstone Turbine Corporation the world"s leading manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today Richard Atkinson has been appointed to Capstone"s Board of Directors. Atkinson is Vice-President, CFO and Corporate Secretary of Pope & Talbot, a wood and pulp products business headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Before joining Pope & Talbot two years ago, Atkinson was with Sierra Pacific Resources for more than 20 years, most recently as its Vice-President, CFO and Treasurer. Sierra Pacific Resources is the holding company for Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power, which provide electric service to most of the state of Nevada and portions of eastern California. Sierra Pacific Power is also an interstate natural gas transmission line originating in Oregon and is a supplier of natural gas to the Reno-Sparks region.

"We are very pleased to have Richard join the Board of Capstone. His many years of experience in corporate financial management and his background in the energy industry make Richard a valuable addition to our Board," said Eliot Protsch, Chairman of Capstone"s Board of Directors.

Atkinson commented, "It is a great honor to become a member of the Board of Directors of Capstone Turbine Corporation and to become a part of the company"s future course to success as the world"s leading purveyor of reliable, clean and efficient small-scale distributed generation systems."

About Capstone Turbine

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST - News) is the world"s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped more than 3,200 Capstone MicroTurbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged more than 10 million documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation"s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Capstone Turbine is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in New York, Mexico City, Milan, Shanghai and Tokyo.

"Capstone Turbine Corporation" and "Capstone MicroTurbine" are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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