First Solar Consolidates Project Sales And Development, Appoints Brown


First Solar Inc. says it will consolidate its worldwide sales and project development activities under Jim Brown, who has been appointed to the new role of president of global business development.

The move combines First Solar's utility systems business group and components business group under a unified global structure encompassing sales, project development, product management and the customer service and technical services groups. As a result of the reorganization, TK Kallenbach, president of the components business group, will leave First Solar effective Jan. 1, 2012.

In addition, First Solar has reorganized the structure and roles in its finance and accounting groups. As a result, James Zhu, chief accounting officer, has elected to leave the company. Mark Widmar, chief financial officer, will add the role of chief accounting officer to his responsibilities effective Feb. 1, 2012.

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