France-based Soitec has appointed Gaetan Borgers to the position of executive vice president of the company's solar energy division.
With more than 20 years' experience in the industry with Dow Corning, including more than 10 years in charge of solar programs, Borgers joins Soitec to oversee the international expansion of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) activities.
Borgers will be in charge of developing solar power plant projects in various target countries and overseeing Soitec's ramp-up of production capacity to achieve the electricity price required by the market. In addition, he will direct the development of related products and technologies.
Prior to joining Soitec, Borgers established Dow Corning's solar division in 2001. He then managed the sales, marketing and technical support activities until 2011. Before that role, he held various management posts with Dow Corning in production, purchasing, quality and customer service.