experience in engineering circles has led to her appointment as CEO for
Oerlikon Solar. The new position of CEO was created in line with the
company’s decision to encompass all solar-related activities under the
Oerlikon Solar title.
Ms. Sargent’s most recent employ was as Executive Vice President and
General Manager of Veeco Instruments’ Metrology and Instrumentation
business. She was also head of corporate marketing and business
development for the company. Ms. Sargent was CEO for Voyan Technology
from 1997 to 2002, worked in marketing and managerial posts with
Gasonics International and Tencor Instruments (now KLA-Tencor).
began her career as a device and process integration engineer with
Digital Equipment Corporation. Ms. Sargent, who has authored several
technical papers, will be based in Switzerland in this new role, and
has a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University in
Oerlikon Solar is a turnkey thin-film solar equipment manufacturer.
By Síle Mc Mahon