First Solar Inc. has hired Mark Widmar as chief financial officer (CFO). Widmar, who will be responsible for the company's global financial operations, will succeed James Zhu, who has been interim CFO since Jan. 1. Zhu will retain his role as First Solar's chief accounting officer.
Widmar joins First Solar from Graftech International Ltd., a global manufacturer of advanced carbon and graphite materials, where he was CFO and president of the engineered solutions segment. Prior to joining Graftech in 2006, Widmar worked at NCR Corp. from 2003 as corporate controller and a business unit CFO. Before that, he was a division controller for Dell Inc. and a business unit CFO for Lucent Technologies.
SOURCE: First Solar