Effective January 1, 2012, Robert Yorgensen will be STR Holdings’ new CEO and president. Dennis Jilot, who has served as the company’s CEO since 1997 will be retiring from the positions, but intends to remain as chairman of the board of directors.
Yorgensen currently works with STR Holdings’ as the president of its solar business. He has served in this role for the past 14 years. “Bob contributes an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience to STR, and I believe he is the best choice to lead STR in the years ahead,” stated Dennis Jilot. “He began his career at STR in 1985 following his graduation from the University of Connecticut and has made major contributions to product development, process engineering and business development. He is recognized as a pioneer in our industry and has been published numerous times in industry journals. The growth in solar we experienced under his leadership is testimony to his ability to execute our strategy and to continue to lead the Company in its next chapter.”