GT Solar International Inc., a global provider of specialized production equipment, process technology and turnkey manufacturing services for the solar power industry, has named R. Chad Van Sweden to its board of directors. Van Sweden will be succeeding Richard K. Landers, who is stepping down from the board.
Van Sweden is a vice president of the GFI Energy Group of Oaktree Capital Management LP, a global alternative and nontraditional investment manager. Prior to joining the GFI Energy Group in 2002, he was an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 2000 to 2002, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the energy and power sector.
Van Sweden also serves as a director of Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc., a provider of turnkey maintenance and repair services for steam and combustion turbines and associated equipment.
SOURCE: GT Solar