Solar equipment supplier GT Solar International, Inc. has named David Gray, Ph.D. as its first vice president of strategic development. In this new role, Dr. Gray will steer the company’s acquisition of products and technology, as well as overseeing all business development strategy. He joins the company from Canaccord Adams, an investment banking company, where he was head of technology mergers and acquisitions.
Reporting to Tom Zarrella, GT Solar’s president and CEO, Dr. Gray has held financial management roles with SVB Alliant, the investment-banking arm of SVB Financial Group, and served as principal at Broadview International. He began his career working as a chemical engineer and went on to found engineering design company Aspect International.
Dr. Gray has a B.Sc. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a doctorate in chemical engineering/semiconductor processing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A much-published author, Dr. Gray has several patents in the fields of engineering and design.