MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has added two new executives to its corporate leadership team. Stephen O'Rourke has been hired as senior vice president and chief strategy officer (CSO), and Scott Weisberg has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO).
As CSO, O'Rourke will work with the senior leadership team to drive new and sustainable corporate strategies, research and define new business development opportunities, and advance investment activities in all of MEMC's business segments. He will also oversee the company's communications, market research and business development teams.
O'Rourke was most recently managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he was responsible for the company's clean energy and semiconductor capital-equipment equity research practice. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he held management and leadership positions with Piper Jaffray, Robertson Stephens, Everdream Corp. and Applied Materials Inc.
Weisberg will lead the company's worldwide human resources, which includes the management of employee recruiting and retention, total reward programs, professional development, labor relations and other activities affecting MEMCs workforce. He was previously vice president of human resources at General Mills, where he was responsible for all aspects of human resources for the company's $10 billion U.S. retail businesses. Prior to General Mills, Weisberg held a variety of human resources positions with Nabisco and PepsiCo.
SOURCE: MEMC Electronic Materials