Evergreen Solar Creates New Management Positions

Evergreen Solar Inc. says it is creating three new sales manager positions and appointing a fourth sales manager. These appointments are intended to expand the company's presence in Europe, Evergreen Solar explains. The new sales managers will be based in the company's European headquarters in Germany, as well as in Italy, Spain and France.

Christian Benohr (Germany), Antonio Ruta (Italy), Pedro Sanz (Spain) and Fabrice Bicego (France) have each been named to the position of sales manager for their respective regions, effective immediately. Benohr assumes direct sales activities from Thomas Hofmann, who was named Evergreen Solar's director of sales for Europe in March, and Ruta, Sanz and Bicego join the company in newly created positions, also reporting to Hofmann.

Benohr previously ran the Spanish subsidiary of SunEnergy, operating out of the company's Barcelona office. Ruta previously served as technical director at Phoenix Solar SRL and as a consultant for several Italian PV companies. Sanz comes to Evergreen from Applied Materials, where he was solar sales manager for Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Greece. Bicego previously was regional director for south France at Conergy and was sales director at AIRMAT, a French-based industrial heat-pump manufacturer.

SOURCE: Evergreen Solar Inc.

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