Ascent Solar, developer of flexible thin-film solar modules, has accepted Rafael Gutierrez as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Gutierrez brings over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, business development, product development, general management, and corporate strategy.
Ascent Solar President and CEO Farhad Moghadam said, “Rafael has a proven track record of developing strong customer relationships and we feel that he will be an excellent fit for leading the sales and marketing efforts at Ascent Solar. As we prepare to begin high volume production at the beginning of next year, the customers that Rafael establishes today will help shape the company for tomorrow and beyond. Rafael’s past experience in the highly competitive consumer electronics market will be an invaluable asset to Ascent Solar as we pursue our strategy to earn new business and fuel growth.”
Prior to joining Ascent Solar, Gutierrez was General Manager of Consumer Electronics in Seagate Technology’s Consumer Solutions Division. Gutierrez holds a M.S. in Operations Research and Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Bellevue University.