Markets & Finance

March 2, 2009
A 16-year veteran of the renewable energy industry, Jean M. Wilson has joined the SunPower team as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s utilities and power plants. This new role will include running SunPower's North American utility and power plant division, supervision of all project development and overseeing utility and Independent Power Producer partnerships, as well as marketing, EPC and component sales.
February 27, 2009
Taking effect on April 1, Q-Cells SE will add another member to its executive board, Dr. Marko Schulz, who is to be in charge of Sales & Systems.  Schulz, having worked as CEO of Q-Cells International, brings the executive board to five people.  The 44 year-old Schulz had spent 13 years in leading positions at McKinsey prior to becoming CEO of Q-Cells in July of 2007.  
February 19, 2009
IBC Solar has promoted head of sales and marketing Norbert Hahn to the Executive Board. Mr. Hahn, who has been in the sales and marketing leader role since 2002, will continue in his current capacity while taking on management responsibilities. His contributions to the expansion of IBC’s three-step sales model made him the company’s choice for promotion to the board.
February 18, 2009
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a legal services provider for technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, has announced that John F. Mizroch has been appointed Of Counsel to the firm. In this position he will provide strategic regulatory counsel to clients regarding energy and environmental technology.
February 18, 2009
Barry Capoot has been named chief financial officer at Diamond Wire Technology (DWT), a manufacturer of diamond wire and diamond wire saws. Mr. Capoot will be trusted to lead financial management, strategic planning and contracts administration.
February 17, 2009
SunPower Corp. has appointed electric power industry veteran Thomas R. McDaniel to its board of directors. McDaniel recently retired from Edison International after 37 years of service.
February 9, 2009
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.
February 6, 2009
Following a 15-year tenure with Cypress, former Memory division EVP Ahmad Chatila has departed the company to serve as CEO and take a seat on the board of directors for MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Mr. Chatila replaces Marshall Turner, who has served as Interim CEO since November 2008 and will remain on the board. The CEO appointment is effective from March 2nd, 2009.
February 4, 2009
HelioVolt has made changes to its executive management team and is searching for a permanent CEO. Board member Ron Bernal has been appointed as interim CEO and Sanjeev Kumar, the former chief financial officer of Energy Conversion Devices, has joined the Austin-based thin-film PV company as CFO; founder B.J. "Billy" Stanbery will continue to play a key role as chief strategy officer and chairman of the board.
February 4, 2009
Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc., which markets solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies, have appointed David W. Fann as CEO and Gregory N. Bakemann as President, who will also continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer.

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