Spire Corp. says founder Roger G. Little will retire as president and CEO, effective Dec. 31. Little will continue to serve as chairman of the company's board of directors. Since founding Spire in 1969, Little has served as the photovoltaic manufacturing equipment maker's chairman, president and CEO.
Spire's board has appointed Rodger W. LaFavre, the company's current chief operating officer, as the new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2014. LaFavre joined the company in 2000 as vice president of utility marketing of Spire Solar. He has subsequently held the position of chief financial officer of Spire Solar.