Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy expands to East Coast behind NUMMI veteran [San Jose Mercury News, Calif.]
Bloom Energy is ramping up production in California and expanding to the East Coast, all under the direction of a legendary figure in American auto manufacturing and a founding father of the former NUMMI plant in Fremont. Gary Convis became Bloom's chief operating office in January, after a 44-year career in the auto industry that included being chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky. In December, he stepped down as vice chairman of Dana Holding, a key supplier for the auto industry. Convis, 69, planned to spend time with his grandchildren and work on his golf game.