First Solar has appointed Georges Antoun, President – U.S., as the new Chief Commercial Officer, effective July 1, 2016. He will have comprehensive leadership responsibility for Global Project and Business Development to increase sales and sustainable growth in emerging markets.
Antoun oversaw project and business development for the U.S. as President – U.S. In advance to this, he had worked as First Solar’s Chief Operations Officer since 2012.
“Georges has a deep and broad grasp of every aspect of our operations,” said First Solar Chief Financial Officer Mark Widmar, who will become Chief Executive Officer on July 1. “I am confident that he can lead a fully integrated international business development organization that will deliver on our strategic objectives while focusing on deeper customer intimacy.”
As part of this transition, Joe Kishkill, First Solar’s President – International, will leave the company to pursue other interests.