Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group, a division of Sharp Electronics, has chosen Eric Hafter as the new senior VP to oversee U.S. sales and marketing. Hafter has been heavily involved with the solar industry and was recently the CSO of Solar Power. In an additional announcement, Sharp advised that VP Ron Kenedi has left the Solar Energy Solutions Group for the pursuit of other interests.
“Eric brings critical utility and commercial scale solar experience to Sharp,” said Kozo Takahashi, chairman and CEO of Sharp Electronics. “We are pleased to have him leading our efforts as we expand our presence in the rapidly growing large-scale solar market.”
During his early career, Hafter held several positions with varying degrees of responsibility at energy and/or construction management companies. He spent ten years as a member of PowerLight’s board of directors before joining the company during its inauguration into the European market.