Nanosolar Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-headquartered provider of solar products using thin-film technology, recently hired James McNicholas as chief financial officer.
McNicholas joins Nanosolar from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, where he was the top finance executive for the company's hard drive business. Prior to Hitachi, he held a number of financial positions at IBM over a span of 22 years, including serving as the top finance executive of four of the company's business units.
In addition, Nanosolar has appointed Doug Norby an executive and board advisor. He is a director of LSI Logic Corp., Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Jazz Semiconductor Inc., among others.