Nanosolar – a company that designs, engineers and manufacturers thin-film solar cells and panels based on printing copper indium gallium diselenide proprietary inks on aluminum foil – has made three major changes to its executive management.
CEO Eugenia Corrales, who has been at the helm for just eight months, has left the company to pursue other ventures.
Meanwhile, Karl Steigele has been appointed to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer. He brings 40 years of manufacturing and strategic management experience to Nanosolar. He spent more than 30 years in international management and consulting at IBM, where he worked with Fortune 500 global manufacturing companies, including Intel, Hitachi, ABB, Thomson, Siemens, Sony and McKesson, among others.
In addition, the company has announced that Guido Polko will strengthen his role as executive chairman of Nanosolar's board of directors and will take a more active role in the company.