Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mrs. Anita Worden is an experienced and successful business leader with a proven track record of creating effective management teams and securing solid financial backing. Mrs. Worden is a co-founder and co-CEO of Yaskawa Solectria Solar and brings exceptional leadership, team building and financial relationships to the Company. Since 2005, she has led the organization and increased the Company’s financial strength resulting in zero debt. Under Mrs. Worden’s direction, Solectria revenues have grown multi-fold and it has become a leader in the Photovoltaic Inverter industry. In 2014, Mrs. Worden managed Solectria’s successful acquisition by Yaskawa America Inc. From 1989-2005, as the Co-Founder, President, and Board Member of Solectria Corporation, an internationally recognized leader in the electric and hybrid vehicle industry, she skillfully lead all aspects of operations and finance, resulting in the Company’s tremendous growth and its successful sale in 2005. Mrs. Worden is on the Board of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board, and the Lawrence Partnership. Mrs. Worden has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech as a 2013 Woman to Watch. She was the recipient of the YWCA’s Annual Tribute to Women awards and has been nominated as a 2015 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 she was recognized by Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute’s Top 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Mrs. Worden is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.