ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – IHI Power Services Corp. (IPSC) has announced the promotion of former business development manager at IPSC, Naoki Kono, to vice president of commercial operations effective immediately.

An industry pro with more than a decade of experience in the power generation sector, Kono began his career in 2010 with IPSC’s parent company, IHI Corporation in Tokyo, Japan—overseeing business development needs for decarbonization projects and technologies related to ammonia gas turbines, carbon capture and methanation. In 2021, he set down roots in Irvine, Calif., and joined IHI Power Services to provide his expertise across operations and power plant support services as the company’s business development manager specializing in engineering procurement construction (EPC) services and long-term service agreements for gas turbines.