President of Heraeus Photovoltaics steps down from leadership role

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Liebheit had been responsible for shifting key operations of Heraeus Photovoltaics to Asia, establishing closer ties with customers such as JinkoSolar. Image: Heraeus

Updated: Major PV metallization paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics has announced that its President, Andreas Liebheit has already stepped down from his position, due to personal reasons.

Liebheit joined Heraeus in November, 2013 to take over the running of the division when Andy London, a 40 year veteran planned to retire. Liebheit had been European managing director for Hanwha Solar One, now known as Hanwha Q CELLS, a 'Silicon Module Super League' (SMSL) member. 

Liebheit had been responsible for shifting key operations of Heraeus Photovoltaics to Asia, establishing closer ties with customers and moved to Shanghai, China to lead the company. In the last two years, Liebheit led the division into offering a broader product portfolio for the PV manufacturing sector, outside just metallization pastes. 

Heraeus said that Liebheit stepped down from his position on July 15th, instead of leaving the company. 

On a temporary basis, Raymund Chua, Head of HPT in Singapore and Head of Heraeus’ Asia-Pacific Regional Center, is taking charge of Heraeus PV Global Business Unit, while the company seeks a permanent replacement. 

“I would like to personally thank Andreas Liebheit for the great commitment he has shown in expanding Heraeus Photovoltaics. Together with the leadership team and all Heraeus Photovoltaics employees, he has positioned this business as a leading provider of photovoltaic solutions,” noted Heraeus CEO Jan Rinnert. “The photovoltaic industry shows great potential for growth and we are committed to capitalize on these opportunities.”

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
June 14, 2021
PV Tech speaks to Xinyu Zhang, R&D director at JinkoSolar, to discuss the company's approach to all things n-type, including TOPCon, IBC and tandem cell technologies.
June 2, 2021
Solar cell manufacturer Maxwell Technologies has celebrated a record mass production efficiency for its heterojunction (HJ) solar cell.
June 1, 2021
Renewables investor Magnora AG has said it will increase its investment in perovskite solar specialist Evolar, taking a 40.7% stake in the company.
May 31, 2021
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have found a new way to extend the life of perovskite materials by more than three months, paving the way for new solar cell technologies.
May 10, 2021
LONGi Solar has set a record conversion efficiency of 25.09% for its N-type monocrystalline bifacial TOPCon cell that has been independently verified by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin.
PV Tech Premium
April 12, 2021
Mark Osborne details how Solar Module Super League (SMSL) major JinkoSolar is transforming its manufacturing base, moving from an asset-lite model to one more vertically integrated.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
July 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
August 24, 2021
Solar Media Events, Upcoming Webinars
October 6, 2021