7 February 2012

MiaSolé appoints VP of global business development & sales

MiaSolé of Santa Clara, CA, USA, which was founded in 2001 to make copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic panels, has appointed Richard (Rich) Hossfeld as VP of global business development & sales. He will also be part of the executive management team. MiaSolé says that the appointment underscores its continued strategy to expand its business model globally and to execute on strategic partnerships.

Hossfeld has proven experience in developing and leading market entry and go-to-market strategies in North America, Asia and Latin America. As VP of business development at cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film PV panel maker First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA, the firm entered the North America market, compiled a 2.2GW pipeline of contracted projects, acquired project development and engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) businesses, and launched operations in Asia. Prior to joining First Solar, Hossfeld practiced corporate law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

“MiaSolé’s CIGS technology produces the highest-efficiency thin-film solar panels in the world at low cost,” claims CEO John Carrington (formerly executive VP of global marketing & business development at First Solar until last November), “and we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible,” he adds. “Rich’s experience will be invaluable in driving further growth of our company... I look forward to working with Rich again to open new markets and drive our sales execution.”

Earlier this month, MiaSolé said that 14%-efficient panels are now in production at its facility in Silicon Valley, representing a greater than 30% increase year over year. It has also achieved a 17.3% champion CIGS solar device.

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