The former president of First Solar has resurfaced, moving from renewable power generation to clean energy storage. Bruce Sohn has been named CEO and joined the board of Fluidic Energy, an Arizona start-up developing low-cost, rechargeable metal-air battery technology.
Before his recent tenure at First Solar, Sohn worked at Intel for 24 years, including stints running the company's first volume 300mm fab.
“We are excited that Bruce has decided to join Fluidic,” stated Lee Scott, Fluidic's chairman. “His management style fits well with our company culture and his proven leadership skills and experience in high-growth tech companies are a perfect fit as we transition to the next stage of our growth.”
Sohn is also excited to “to be joining Fluidic. Fluidic has developed a breakthrough technology that will set the benchmark for clean, affordable, safe, and sustainable energy storage.”
He succeeds Chuck Ensign, who will remain on the board and continue to be actively involved with Fluidic as CMO. Cody Friesen will become president/CTO as part of the transition, the company said.