By The Boston Globe Company’s CEO, Boston-based Boston Advanced Power Systems Corp., and its global business leader, its chief executive officer, and its chief financial officer have made their mark on the global power structure.
And with a year to go before the United States holds its first presidential election, the political winds are blowing toward the companies.
And the next step for Boston is to decide who to run against for the Republican presidential nomination, with its top executives expected to announce the candidate next week.
The candidates: The company’s top two executives are likely to run for president on a Republican ticket.
David Einhorn, the company’s chief executive, has indicated he will seek the Republican nomination, according to people familiar with his plans.
Einhorns appointment is expected next week and will come as the company is trying to avoid a potential Trump-induced economic slump that has left its business reeling.
Einhorn’s chief financial Officer, John D’Angelo, has also said he will run.
Both men have worked for Boston since 2010, having been named co-chief executives of Boston Power Holdings, which has owned and operated power lines and transmission lines in and around Boston for more than two decades.
In a statement, EinHorns spokeswoman, Emily Linsmier, said Boston has been in discussions with the Trump campaign for more time, and that the company would not make any final decisions until that process is complete.
Trump, in an interview on CNBC on Wednesday, said the U.S. power industry is in crisis and needs to be reformed.
He said that the companies are too large and too powerful, and added that the country needs to put them in a stronger position to fight climate change.
“I’m not sure how you’re going to fix the power industry, but I am sure you can find someone who will,” Trump said.
It’s not clear if Einholns or D’angelo will seek to run as Republicans or as Democrats.
Einshorn is a former Republican National Committee chairman who was endorsed by Trump.
D’Ano ls the only other candidate announced.
It is unclear if Einshorns and D’Antoni are seeking to be a part of the Trump ticket.
Trump has previously indicated that he wants to run both parties.
The Boston Public Works Department’s chief of staff, Paul Davenport, said last month that he would run as a Republican.
Davenport has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s efforts to cut taxes on businesses, a priority for the Trump administration.
But Davenports support for Trump has not been enough to sway the Trump camp to back him, a source familiar with the matter told the Globe.
Davenports announcement came after the Boston Globe reported last week that he had given a $1 million donation to the Trump presidential exploratory committee, the first such donation to a Republican presidential campaign.
The donation comes as the Republican nominee has raised millions of dollars in small donations and large gifts, the Globe reported.
More than 1,000 employees at Boston Advanced have been fired or reassigned in the last year, according the Globe, and more than 400,000 have left the company.
Boston Advanced is also struggling to cope with its $1.6 billion deficit.
It’s now working to reduce the cost of power transmission by more than 50 percent, according Bloomberg.
Boston Advanced is not the only large power utility in the U., either.
In December, the U, the European Union, and China agreed to set up a panel to evaluate their energy security and share the burden of climate change on the U of A, which is also in crisis.