PASADENA, USA: eSolar, a leading producer of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal power plants, announced today it has named Gary J. Breton as senior vice president of operations. Mr. Breton brings to the eSolar team more than 20 years' experience in executing global expansion and improving the operational profitability of leading semiconductor companies.
Prior to joining eSolar, Breton oversaw financial operations for Aurora Semiconductor and led sourcing efficiency initiatives at Cypress Semiconductor. Previously, as a senior vice president at Amkor Technologies, Mr. Breton supervised the operations of seven factories in six countries, where he successfully drove growth in Asian markets.
“To realize our vision of making solar power competitive with fossil fuels, eSolar is drawing on the legacy of seasoned industries,” said John Van Scoter, eSolar's CEO. “eSolar will benefit from Gary’s expertise in reducing operational and equipment costs, while driving international growth.”
“I look forward to applying my skill set to the dynamic concentrated solar power industry,” said Breton. “My ability to reduce costs and improve processes in the semiconductor industry is well-suited for helping to drive eSolar’s technology model and business strategy.”
Over the course of his career, Gary Breton has led teams in creating and implementing effective solutions involved with overall financial growth, government interaction, operations, and customer relationships in foreign markets. He holds an MBA and BS in Management from the University of La Salle.