Tim Harris has joined SoloPower as the thin-film photovoltaics’ company’s president/CEO, replacing interim chief exec Lou DiNardo, who will continue to serve as the firm’s executive chairman.
Harris brings more than 20 years of executive experience to SoloPower and will lead the company as it commercializes its flexible copper-indium-gallium-(di)selenide (CIGS) modules and expands manufacturing capacity to enter high-volume production later this year.
Harris was most recently president/CEO at Celerity, which developed and manufactured high-precision capital equipment for the semiconductor and solar equipment industries. Before that, he was CEO at Komag, which developed and built media for the hard disc drive industry before being acquired by Western Digital in 2007. Harris’ CV also includes stints at iolon, Seagate Technology, Domain Technology, and Memorex.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from Santa Clara University.