Centrotherm photovoltaics appoints new COO


The supervisory board of centrotherm photovoltaics has appointed Dr. Dirk Stenkamp as chief operating officer. Stenkamp will join the four-man management team, taking responsiblity for the areas of engineering, materials management, production, quality management and service across the group.

Stenkamp was posted most recently on the executive board of Carl Zeiss SMT, Oberkochen Germany. He studied physics at RWTH Aachen University, where he gained his doctorate in the semiconductor physics area.

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“I am looking forward to my new responsibilities at centrotherm photovoltaics and the chance to play a key role in structuring its successful growth in these economically challenging times,” he said. “We are operating in an exciting market. The photovoltaics sector has developed from an emerging market into a mass-volume industry, that bears great potential for our company.

“As COO, I will bring in my extended know-how to identify optimization potential along the entire value-chain for the benefit of our customers.”

“With Dr. Stenkamp we are gaining an experienced expert for the development of efficient and cost-effective production systems. These systems provide an innovative strength that will set new benchmarks in the market,” said Robert M. Hartung, CEO of centrotherm.

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