August 11, 2011
MiaSole Expands Senior Leadership Roster With New Vice Presidential Appointments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MiaSole, the leading manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, today announced the appointment of Rob DeLine as Vice President of Marketing, and Paul Apen as Vice President of Business Development. The latest additions to the company come at a time when MiaSole continues to build its business and expand the prowess of its core team by adding expertise and experience in marketing and business development.
Rob DeLine, a Fortune 500 veteran, brings 20 years of experience in brand and product management in the high-tech and energy sector to MiaSole. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Energy and Environmental Division of Applied Materials, where he was responsible for market strategy, business development and outbound communication initiatives to grow the company's solar and lighting business. Prior to this, DeLine spent 15 years at Intel where he served in various roles including Marketing Director for the Asia-Pacific region.
Paul Apen has over 20 years experience in business development, product management and technology development in global high tech industries. He comes to MiaSole from E-Ink Holdings where he was the Chief Business Development officer with primary responsibility for alliance and partner development and intellectual property strategy. Apen also held leadership positions in global business management, product management and technology development at Honeywell International.
"This is an extraordinarily exciting time in the solar industry and MiaSole is uniquely positioned to cement its role as one of the leading innovators and CIGS manufacturers," said Joseph Laia, President and Chief Executive Officer, MiaSole. "The collective experience and expertise that Rob and Paul bring to the table will be instrumental in our current and future plans to expand our business and more effectively articulate our value proposition to the marketplace."
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.