Markets & Finance

September 3, 2008
Ten-year veteran at BP Solar, Luis Torres has joined SunPower Corporation as Managing Director, Market Development Southern Europe, in a newly created role by SunPower. Torres will be responsible for working with public policy officials, industry colleagues and solar advocates to grow solar markets throughout southern Europe, a role similar to that when at BP Solar.
August 28, 2008
Tigo Energy has brought aboard veteran sales and marketing executive, Jeff Krisa. Krisa brings over 20 years of noteworthy experience in semiconductor technology, systems development, international marketing, and general management as well as a long history of involvement in alternative energy.
August 26, 2008
GT Solar, Inc. has added the experience of a former Chief Engineer at Voltaix to its team. Bruce Hazeltine has joined the company in the role as the silicon group’s Director of Process Development, a role that will involve the development engineering initiatives aimed at the creation of more cost-effective Trichlorosilane and silane gas manufacturing facilities.
August 20, 2008
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has, in a restructuring of its senior management, appointed a new COO in Johnson Chiang, and a new General Manager in Robin Chen, as well as announcing the departure of Frank Zhang, former General Manager of Suntech's Shanghai thin-film plant. Mr. Chiang takes over the role of COO from Graham Artes (pictured), who will now serve as Managing Director of KSL-Kuttler and as Suntech Corporate Vice President of Engineering, while Philip Yue has been appointed Vice President of Value Chain Development.
August 20, 2008
Sopogy, the micro CSP technology company, has added energy industry veteran T. Michael May to its Board of Directors. Mr. May recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, and also serves on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, the Edison Electric Institute and The James Campbell Company.
August 19, 2008
Bloo Solar, the California-based thin-film solar company, has added two new members to its Senior Advisory Board. The company has announced the addition of Kevin Davies (pictured) and Steve Harrer, who between them bring years of engineering and operations experience to the company from companies such as BP Solar.
August 19, 2008
John M. Markovich has been named as CFO for EMCORE Corporation with immediate effect. Replacing Adam Gushard (pictured), who served as Interim CFO, Markovich comes to EMCORE from his previous employ as Executive VP and CFO of Energy Innovations, Inc., a venture capital-backed solar energy company. Mr. Gushard continues with the company as Vice President of Finance, reporting to Mr. Markovich.
August 14, 2008
M+W Zander has announced the appointment of Rick Whitney, company COO since 2002, as the new CEO with immediate effect. He served as COO and President of the Total Facility Solutions (TFS) division within M+W Zander, and in his new role as CEO will oversee the company’s development in the U.S. and overseas.
August 6, 2008
Yingli Green Energy has said that Mr. George Jian Chuang has been re-elected to the Board of Directors as well as appointments of Professor Ming Huang and Professor Junmin Liu. Yingli also announced the retirement of Mr. Shujun Li and Mr. Jiesi Wu from the board.
August 6, 2008
Gilad Almogy, Ph.D., has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Display and Thin Film Solar Products Business Group at Applied Materials. Dr. Almogy was named general manager of Applied's Display and Thin Film Solar Products Business Group in August 2007. Previously, he was general manager of Applied's Process Diagnostics and Control (PDC) business group based in Israel.

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