Markets & Finance

December 10, 2007
Dr. Jürgen Dahmer is the newest appointee to the Board of Managementfor SCHOTT, while the company has also announced the extension of thecontract of Professor Udo Ungeheuer (pictured).  Professor Ungeheuer,who holds the post of Chairman of the Board of Management, has had histenure extended for a further five years.
December 5, 2007
Former Executive General Manager of Quality Assurance and Supply Chainfor Kyocera David Hester is stepping into a new Vice Presidential role,effective today.  An employee of Kyocera since 2000, Hester has a B.Sc.degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and hasachieved Lean Six Sigma “Black Belt” status.
November 29, 2007
Dr. Michael Russak brings 35 years of experience in the solar andrelated industries to his new seat on the Board of Directors of XsunX.Twelve of these years were spent in executive management roles, and hismost recent role was as President and CTO for Komag, Inc.
November 22, 2007
SolFocus Europe’s Board of Directors consists of several experts fromthe world of electronics, finance and energy, the company’s decisionbeing based on the potential direction and business guidance on offerby the newly appointed members.  The company also announced a sum of$63 million as the closing tally from its financing round.
November 21, 2007
SunEdison’s directorial structure has received alterations, with theannouncement that the company’s independent outside Director DavidBuzby (pictured) has taken the role of non-executive independentChairman.  In his stead, Gerald Luterman takes the role of independentoutside Director.
November 19, 2007
HelioVolt has added two key executives to its Board of Directors,namely, E. Kenneth Pentimonti, Principal at Paladin Capital and RonaldD. Bernal (pictured), Partner at Sequel Venture Partners.  Both ofthese new Board members were recent contributors to HelioVolt’s recent$101 million fund.
November 16, 2007
William L. Overholt has joined the Cleantech Americateam as CFO, reporting to company CEO Bill Barnes.  Overholt’s mostrecent position was as VP of Finance for Calpine Corporation, and hisnew role will see him oversee all corporate and finance activities aswell as mergers and acquisitions for the company. 
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

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