Thursday, March 22, 2012

MiaSole expands European organization

SANTA CLARA, USA: MiaSole, the leading manufacturer of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, announced the appointment of Michael Povlin as director Sales and Marketing EMEA. This appointment emphasizes MiaSole's continued strategy to expand its business globally and to execute on strategic, international partnerships.

Povlin provides a vast knowledge of the solar and technology industries, with more than 20 years of international management experience at high-tech companies. Povlin also has proven experience in market development and sales strategies in Germany and throughout EMEA, having previously served as the director of sales and marketing EMEA at Abound Solar. Prior to joining Abound Solar, Povlin held management positions at Integrated Device Technology, Tensilicia and Intel.

"MiaSole's 14 percent efficiency solar panels are the best thin film solution for European free field and rooftop applications, and Michael's appointment underscores our commitment to the European market," said Rich Hossfeld, VP of Sales and Business Development for MiaSole. "Michael's experience will be integral in further driving the growth of our company as well as enhancing the value and service we offer our customers. I look forward to working with Michael to develop strategies to drive our sales execution throughout EMEA and deliver the lowest levelized cost of electricity."

MiaSole recently announced that it has achieved a major thin film efficiency milestone of 14 percent in production, representing a greater than 30 percent increase year over year.

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