Markets & Finance

May 5, 2009
Suntech Power Holdings CTO, Dr. Stuart Wenham has received NewSouth Innovations (NSi) Inventor of the Year Award. NSi is the technology commercialization company of the University of NSW, Australia (UNSW). Dr. Wenham holds a dual position as the Director of the UNSW's ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence as well as his position at Suntech. Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO was a former senior research scientist at the Centre of Excellence.
April 16, 2009
centrotherm photovoltaics AG, a service provider for solar cell and solar silicon manufacturing, named Dr. Frank Faller (pictured) the new Managing Director at the company’s US subsidiary,  centrotherm photovoltaics Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
April 14, 2009
Fraunhofer ISE has announced that Gerhard Stryi-Hipp will take over as Head of Energy Policy and Group Leader of Thermal Collectors and Applications, beginning in July, addressing the company’s need for help in these areas.
April 6, 2009
A member of the prestigious Energy Committee of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Maurice Stone has been added to the Sunrise Solar Corp. executive team as President. He takes on the responsibility of expanding the company’s business expansion and management of the company’s project portfolio.
April 3, 2009
Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., manufacturers of silicon ingots and PV modules, have appointed Dr. David N.K. Wang and Professor Rongqiang Cui as Independent Directors, replacing Zhoumiao Gao and Johan van Splunter respectively.  In addition to Independent Director, Dr. Wang was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
March 30, 2009
Metals and materials provider Elkem has named Helge Aasen as the replacement for Bjørn Wiggen as Managing Director following the latter’s appointment to a new role as President and CEO of SAPA, as well as his appointment to the role of Chairman of Elkem’s Board of Directors. Mr. Wiggen replaces Ole Enger, who was recently appointed as President and CEO of the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC).
March 27, 2009
First Solar, Inc. have appointed Dennis Fitzgibbons to Vice President, Federal Affairs, where he will report directly to the company’s CEO Mike Ahearn and be in charge of First Solar’s federal government affairs activities in the US.
March 13, 2009
Joining the Apollo Solar Energy Board are two new Independent Directors, Elliot M. Maza and James M. Lee, who between them bring a wealth of executive management experience to the company. Mr. Maza also assumes the role of chairman of the Company's Audit Committee.
March 13, 2009
Entech Solar, a leader in concentrating solar energy systems, reported that Chief Technology Officer Mark J. O’Neill will serve on its Board of Directors.  He was responsible for the co-founding of ENTECH, Inc. in 1983 with Robert Walters, the current VP of Marketing. 
March 6, 2009
The solar product manufacturing company, Energy Innovations has announced that Joseph Budano will serve as the new CEO while also having a spot on the Board of Directors.  He brings over 25 years experience in corporate leadership.  

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