11 March 2011

SolFocus expands COO’s role to president as commercial activity ramped

Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system maker SolFocus Inc of Mountain View, CA, USA says that chief operating officer Bob Legendre has been promoted to the position of president & COO, reporting to CEO Mark Crowley.

Picture: Bob Legendre.

In his expanded role, Legendre will oversee a broad range of activities including manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, deployment, field support, and product quality.

“Bob has done an excellent job of building a supply chain and manufacturing capability that puts SolFocus in a leadership position in the CPV marketplace,” reckons Crowley. SolFocus has deployed systems around the globe, now operating in Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia. Systems are certified to the IEC 62108 standard, and are backed by Munich Re performance insurance. “As our business has matured, the benefits of consolidating all product-related activities under Bob’s leadership will result in seamless customer service.”

As COO, Legendre led SolFocus’ engineering organization to drive cost out of the product and improve product quality. He also finalized SolFocus’ product realization and product certification for deployment in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Australia and North America.

SolFocus says that Legendre has 25 years of global experience in all aspects of operations management including supply chain, operations, captive and contracted offshore manufacturing, NPI (new product introduction) operations, research, and engineering development. Prior to SolFocus, Legendre was executive VP of PowerWave. He also held senior positions with InFocus and Western Digital, where he managed operations in South East Asia. Legendre has a bachelor’s degree in business from LaSalle University.

Tags: SolFocus CPV

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