DayStar Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products, has announced the appointment of Raja Venkatesh as its chief financial officer.
Venkatesh brings over 20 years of experience in general and financial management, strategic planning and execution for a range of semiconductor and technology firms. He most recently served as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Myricom, Inc., a producer of high-performance interconnect and silicon chip-sets, equipment and software.
Before joining Myricom, Venkatesh held the chief financial officer positions at Mediated Systems and TeraBurst Networks, both private companies, and at Viador, Inc., where he successfully took the company public. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and an MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
‘The addition of Raja is an important step in support of the continued evolution of DayStar as we advance our CIGS solar products towards commercialization,’ says Stephan DeLuca, chief executive officer of DayStar Technologies. ‘We believe that Raja's breadth of experience, operations skills and financial leadership will contribute broadly to the execution of our business strategy.’