Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun Joins Tecogen Board of Directors

WALTHAM, Mass., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc., the leading manufacturer of advanced modular Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, today announced that Joseph E. Aoun, Ph.D., President of Northeastern University has joined its Board of Directors.

President Aoun, the seventh president of Northeastern University, is an internationally recognized scholar and outspoken champion of higher education. During his presidency, he has expanded Northeastern's signature co-op program by making it global and by adding flexibility to ensure that all Northeastern undergraduates benefit from experiential education. President Aoun has also sharpened the University's research agenda by focusing on the global imperatives of health, security and sustainability.

"We are honored that President Aoun has joined our board," said John Hatsopoulos, CEO of Tecogen.  "We are looking forward to collaborating with Dr. Aoun during this exciting time for Tecogen.  We are committed to delivering solutions to promote energy efficiency and reduced emissions.  His expertise and commitment to environmental and social responsibility will make him valuable in helping us realize our goals."

"I look forward to joining Tecogen's Board of Directors and making a contribution to this exciting venture," said President Aoun. "Through the innovative use of technology, Tecogen will meet the energy needs of its customers in a way that also promotes sustainability for our planet. This has the potential to be a true win-win."

President Aoun also serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Council on Education, the Boston Private Industry Council, Boston World Partnerships, Jobs for Mass and the New England Council.  He is a member of the Executive Committees of a number of organizations including the Massachusetts Math & Science Initiative, and serves on the Leadership Council for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative.

About Tecogen

Tecogen is a leading manufacturer of Combined Heat and Power products including natural gas engine-driven cogeneration and air conditioning systems for industrial and commercial use. Tecogen systems supply electric power or cooling while thermal energy from the engine is recovered and recycled resulting in reductions in both energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Tecogen has an installed base of more than 2,000 units supported by an established network of engineering, sales and service personnel across the United States. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Tecogen Inc.