24 February 2010


Circadian recruits business development manager

Circadian Solar of Coventry, UK, which is developing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems incorporating gallium arsenide multi-junction photovoltaic cells, has appointed Richard Sammut as its new business development manager, responsible for developing relationships with key partners and users of its systems as well as ensuring that recent growth continues strongly as the firm moves towards full-scale commercialization. Circadian has several demonstration projects in progress and is now designing its large-scale manufacturing operation.

Sammut has broad expertise in customer-facing roles, including 17 years’ experience in technical product support, sales and marketing at engineering consultancy Ricardo UK. Additional background in project management, developing advanced technology products and supporting innovative technologies will be central to Circadian's goal of becoming a major player in supplying CPV systems.

“Over the past six months we have successfully rebranded [from the firm’s former name AdvanceSis], increased the system’s efficiency still further and moved forward with a number of global projects,” says CEO Dr Robin Godfrey. “It is now time, with Richard’s help, to focus on growing Circadian Solar’s reputation and reach in the CPV industry,” he adds.

The appointment marks a new phase for Circadian and is likely to be followed by further senior appointments in the coming months.

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