SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stion, a leading US-based manufacturer of high efficiency thin-film solar modules, today announced the addition of two new executives to support the continued growth of the organization:
- Pete DeGraff has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. DeGraff served as EVP of Sales and Marketing at Satcon Technology Corporation. He has over 18 years of sales and marketing leadership expertise in rapid growth technology organizations. Mr. DeGraff received his Masters in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and a Bachelors Degree from Alma College.
- Louis Golato will serve as Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Golato has over 30 years of experience leading large and complex semiconductor and lithium battery operations in the US, China, Korea, Scotland and Taiwan. He has held similar positions during his career while working for A123 Systems, Inc., Texas Instruments, Digital Equipment and Intel Corporation. Lou has a B.S. in Finance from Bryant University.
“We are delighted to welcome the addition of expertise in operations and sales to our talented executive staff. We look forward to their contributions as Stion continues its rapid growth as a leading global supplier of innovative solar products and solutions,” said President and CEO Chester Farris.
Stion’s unique approach to CIGS solar module production leverages proprietary materials and device expertise along with a robust, high-volume manufacturing process. The company has shipped products to 5 continents from its factory in Mississippi. Stion modules have performance characteristics superior to crystalline silicon modules that provide greater energy yield around the world delivering greater value to our customers.
Stion is a leading US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar panels based on state-of-the-art materials and device technology and proven production processes. Stion was founded in 2006 and is backed by Khosla Ventures, the largest institutional investor in clean technology ventures in the US. Stion opened its first mass production facility in Hattiesburg, MS in 2012. For more information, visit www.stion.com.