2 June 2011

GT Solar recruits VP finance, chief accounting officer & corporate controller

GT Solar International Inc of Merrimack, NH, USA (a provider of polysilicon production technology as well as sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets) has appointed John R. Granara as VP finance, chief accounting officer & corporate controller. He succeeds Richard E. Johnson, who resigned last week to pursue other interests.

Granara has nearly 20 years of international finance experience in leadership and management positions with publicly traded companies. Most recently, since January, he was interim chief financial officer at A123. Previously, from 2007 to 2010, he was A123’s VP, finance and corporate controller. At A123, Granara led a worldwide finance organization responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, planning, financial systems, business controls, and external reporting, including staffing and finance activities in China and Korea.

“We are delighted to have an experienced finance executive like John Granara join GT at such an exciting growth phase in the company’s development,” says chief financial officer Richard Gaynor. “We are grateful for the contributions that Rich Johnson made during his years at GT.”

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