MiaSole Appoints Rich Hossfeld as Vice President of Global Business Development and Sales
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MiaSole, the leading manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, today announced the appointment of Richard (Rich) Hossfeld as Vice President of Global Business Development and Sales. He will also be part of the company’s executive management team. This appointment underscores MiaSole’s continued strategy to expand its business model globally and to execute on strategic partnerships.
Hossfeld has a deep knowledge of the energy and solar industries, having previously served as vice president of business development at both First Solar and Fluidic Energy. Hossfeld also has proven experience in developing and leading market entry and go-to-market strategies in North America, Asia and Latin America. During his tenure at First Solar, the company entered the North America market, compiled a 2.2 GW pipeline of contracted projects, acquired project development and EPC businesses and launched operations in Asia. Prior to joining First Solar, Hossfeld practiced corporate law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
“MiaSole’s proprietary CIGS technology produces the highest efficiency thin film solar panels in the world at low cost, and we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said John Carrington, CEO of MiaSole. “Rich’s experience will be invaluable in driving further growth of our company, as well as enhancing the value proposition we offer our customers. I look forward to working with Rich again to open new markets and drive our sales execution.”
MiaSole recently announced that it has launched production of its 14 percent efficiency panels at its facility in Silicon Valley, California, representing a greater than 30 percent increase year over year. The company has also achieved a 17.3 percent champion CIGS solar device.
MiaSole is a pioneer and leading developer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, one of the lowest-cost, highest efficiency solar panels in the world. MiaSole’s primary mission is to advance the extraordinary potential for harnessing solar power as a competitive, sustainable energy source. MiaSole operates its manufacturing facilities in California.