Markets & Finance

October 30, 2007
The SMTA’s (Surface Mount Technology Association) Excellence inInternational Leadership Award has been conferred on Rick Short,Corporate Communications Director for Indium Corp.  Mr. Short’sachievements in and contributions to the solar industry were recognizedby the award, which is given out on an annual basis to deservingrecipients.
October 26, 2007
Oerlikon Solar’s sales efforts are to be led by Chris Smith, formerlyof Applied Materials, who has been named as head of Sales and CustomerSupport for the thin-film solar equipment manufacturer.  Smith brings20 years of management and sales experience to the role, 12 of whichwere spent with Applied Materials.
October 24, 2007
Barry Honig, a well-known venture capital investor and advisor, hasjoined the newly-established Octillion Advisory Board, announcedNicholas Cucinelli, President and CEO.  Mr. Honig, whose main areas ofexpertise are corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, hasassisted many companies in going public and with listings on NASDAQ
October 16, 2007
Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., of which United Solar Ovonic is awholly-owned subsidiary, has announced company Chairman Robert C.Stempel’s (pictured) intention to retire from the role at the end ofthe year. His retirement will be made effective at the company’s annualstockholders’ meeting on December 11th.
October 11, 2007
The snappier EPV SOLAR, Inc. title has been applied to the company thatwas up to recently known as Energy Photovoltaics, Inc.  With this namechange, the company has also chosen to announce six new key managementappointments.
October 2, 2007
Solar module manufacturer SOLON AG has added to its executive team withthe appointment of Dr. Gero Wiese as COO, bringing the number ofcompany directors to three. Company CEO Thomas Krupke and CTO Dr. LarsPodlowski make up the other member of the company’s board.
October 2, 2007
Trina Solar has announced two new executive appointments to its team.Anthony Chia joins the company as Vice President of quality, while DaveSeburn has been named as Vice President of polysilicon.
September 28, 2007
Donald Morgan and Kevin Hoy have joined the Solar EnerTech Board ofDirectors, between them bringing over 40 years’ experience in thefinancial and business development realm to the roles.
September 11, 2007
Nicholas Cucinelli (pictured), an expert in the field ofsolar-photovoltaics commercialization, has been appointed as Presidentand CEO for Octillion Corp.  Mr. Cucinelli replaces Harmel Rayat, whowill remain with the company in the role of Director and majorityshareholder.
September 3, 2007
A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Jeannine Sargent’sexperience in engineering circles has led to her appointment as CEO forOerlikon Solar.  The new position of CEO was created in line with thecompany’s decision to encompass all solar-related activities under theOerlikon Solar title.

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