Chief Executive Officer & President, Highview Power
Javier Cavada joined Highview Power as CEO and President in 2018 to drive the ambitious global expansion strategy for the company’s proprietary cryogenic energy storage technology. In under two years of his leadership Highview Power has developed a project pipeline of over 3GWh, including several large projects in the United States.
As CEO, Cavada has personally been a vocal advocate for energy storage becoming the foundation upon which the modern energy ecosystem is built. Cavada previously spent 17 years in leadership positions at Wärtsilä Corporation including as president of the energy division and member of the corporation’s executive board. Cavada led Wärtsilä’s drive toward 100% renewables, spearheading a deep transformation that enabled the company to become a leading system integrator. His long career at Wärtsilä included extensive international experience, including executive roles in China, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Finland. Cavada also chaired the Board of Greensmith Energy Management Inc. and holds a PhD in industrial engineering. Among other awards, he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by the University of Cantabria in Spain.