Edwards Group, a manufacturer of solar cells, has promoted Jim Gentilcore to Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 March 2013.
Gentilcore, who has been serving as a board member for the company since 2007, succeeds Matthew Taylor, who has resigned by mutual agreement with the company’s Board of Directors.
Gentilcore has three decades of experience in the technology industry and has held several senior roles. Most recently, Gentilcore was the CEO of EPAC Technologies, from 2009 to 2011.
Nick Rose, Chairman of the Board at Edwards Group, said “Jim Gentilcore is a seasoned leader with deep knowledge of Edwards, our strategy and our industry and we are pleased that he is prepared to step in at this juncture in the company's development. Jim's insights from a successful career operating a range of technology companies, coupled with his experience as a member of our board, equip him extremely well to drive Edwards' strategic initiatives and growth plans.”