Konarka names Kenneth McCauley as new vice president of sales, marketing and business development

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Konarka Technologies has named Kenneth McCauley as its new vice president of sales, marketing and business development. McCauley will be responsible for increasing global distribution sales and design contracts for Konarka’s Power Plastic organic photovoltaic technology, which converts light to electricity.

Prior to joining Konarka, McCauley was vice president and general manager at Earthsponse, where he developed a new brand while constructing and training a distribution and contractor network and direct sales team. McCauley’s career has also seen him gain experience in the solar sector, including initiating the BIPV operating division at EPV Solar for its amorphous thin-film silicon technology, and helping build up a project pipeline exceeding US$300 million in just two years. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and a MBA from University of Richmond.

“Ken is an impeccable match for Konarka with his technical background in thin-film photovoltaics, working for a wide range of organizations from small scale start-ups through Fortune 50 companies,” said Howard Berke, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Konarka. “His broad-based experience in sales and business development, and particularly his extensive OEM relationships throughout the Asia/Pacific region, will serve us well in expanding distribution sales and design wins for Konarka’s Power Plastic globally.”

“With Konarka’s inspiring, world class team, its industry leading solar cell efficiency, recently achieving the world record at 8.4% and its unique technology offering several advantages over other OPV technologies, the company is well positioned to further develop numerous markets in diverse applications throughout the world,” McCauley added.

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