Management Team

Mr. Jamison joined Capstone in December 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director since December 2006. Mr. Jamison joined Capstone from Northern Power Systems, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and sells wind turbines into the global marketplace, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Northern Power Systems, Inc., Mr. Jamison was Vice President and General Manager of Distributed Energy Solutions for Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized engine driven power generation equipment to the oil and gas, renewable and energy efficiency markets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from Seattle University.

Mr. Ayers started his career at Capstone in 2014. Mr. Ayers has provided leadership to the engineering organization for four of those years, leveraging off his experience commercializing Capstone’s 1MW Signature Series distributed energy generation system and bringing global grid interconnect compliance to Capstone’s product lines. Prior to joining Capstone Turbine, Mr. Ayers has 25 years of Program and Engineering experience in the turbomachinery, automotive, defense, and communications industries. He brings broad experience in successfully commercializing and launching developmental products, ensuring they are supportable and reliable through the entire product life cycle. Mr. Ayers earned a Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, with a focus on gas turbine technology.

Ms. Derstine was appointed to Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Capstone on December 1, 2019, where she manages and directs the execution of the Company’s Distribution strategy and global marketing initiatives. Ms. Derstine joined Capstone in 2012 as Director of Policy where she served as the company’s government affairs lead. She then led a team with additional responsibilities for strategic market and competitive analysis as well as distribution channel development. Prior to Capstone, Ms. Derstine entered the civil service as a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Working within the International Trade Administration, she represented U.S. government and business interests in a variety of roles covering EMEA geographies, energy industries and trade and investment concerns. Ms. Derstine represents Capstone in a number of trade association leadership roles, including the CHP Alliance, the Clean Energy Business Network, and the California Clean DG Coalition. She has also served on the Secretary of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee since 2014. She holds a Master of Arts in International Economics and European Studies from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago.

Mrs. Chidbachian was appointed to Director of Customer Service on July 1, 2021 for Capstone Green Energy, responsible for supporting the global distribution network, managing the Service department strategies and initiatives,  and overseeing the UK Integrated Remanufacturing Facility. Mrs. Chidbachian joined Capstone in 2011 as the Call Center Manager and shortly after was promoted to Business Operations Manager responsible for managing all the back-office functions, which included the contact center, service claims, Factory Protection Plan contract administration, order management, and aftermarket parts.  Prior to joining Capstone Green Energy, Mrs. Chidbachian managed the 24-Hour Helpline for Medtronic Diabetes from 2008 through 2011.  She was Director of Call Center Operations at IndyMac Bank (later acquired by One West Bank) from 2005 through 2007, where she managed the onshore and offshore online banking service centers. And during her 14-year tenure at Washington Mutual Bank (later acquired by JP Morgan Chase & Co), which covered the period from 1990 through 2004, Mrs. Chidbachian was a Division Manager in mortgage lending and a Department Manager in retail banking.   

Mr. Robinson joined Capstone in July 2022 as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Robinson served in executive finance and accounting positions with various companies, including CFO at Lear Capital, Inc. a precious metals leader, Senior Vice President, Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a global publicly traded toy and consumer products company, and Director of Finance at the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Robinson began his career as a Senior Accountant and Senior Management Consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Robinson is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and a graduate from the University of Southern California, with an MBA from the University of California.