NPD Solarbuzz has promoted Finlay Colville to vice president and leader of the solar research team, and hired Wolfgang Schlichting as research director for downstream markets.
Colville joined NPD Solarbuzz in 2010 and has been responsible for PV supply and manufacturing research, as well as leading strategic customer engagements. He has been active in the PV industry since 2005 and brings more than a decade of global sales and marketing experience to NPD Solarbuzz.
Schlichting will manage analysts based in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Since 2009, he has been research director at Wolf Research, a provider of consulting, market research, advisory services and technology assessment for the solar energy, power electronics and other high-tech markets. Previously, he managed optical, removable and personal storage research services for International Data Corp.