eSolar welcomes new CEO John Van Scoter


eSolar has named John Van Scoter as CEO. Van Scoter comes to the company with 25 years of experience in developing and implementing global market strategies for up-and-coming technologies. Scoter will work on eSolar’s Board of Directors immediately and will assume his position as CEO on February 1, 2010.

Founder and chairman of eSolar, Bill Gross [pictured], explains the selection by saying, “John has a proven track record and invaluable expertise in bringing innovative technologies up through the business lifecycle. With our first plant online and key partnerships in place, eSolar is ready for its next phase of commercial growth and John is the best person to lead that effort. His previous work illustrates a successful formula that identifies winning technologies, develops them on a global scale, and cultivates close customer/partner relationships. John is a perfect match for eSolar as we transition to mainstream adoption.”

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Previously, Scoter worked for Texas Instruments, where he led product commercialization as Senior Vice President of the Digital Light Processing product division and developed the company’s alternative energy strategy by offering semiconductor solutions for smart grid/meter, wind, energy harvesting and solar markets.

“For two decades, I’ve helped promising new technologies thrive beyond the realm of R&D to make an impact on how the world operates,” Scoter said. “As we look for new and more efficient ways to meet growing energy needs, eSolar offers a cost-effective, highly reliable solution. I’m extremely excited to join eSolar and lead the next wave of hyper-growth.”

Scoter holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont, has completed advanced courses at Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves on the board of Tyco Electronics.

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