Chief Financial Officer
Mark Widmar joined First Solar in April 2011 as the company's Chief Financial Officer. In this role he oversees all financial operations, including Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Accounting, and Tax.
Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Widmar was the Chief Financial Officer for Graftech International, and was also President of Graftech's Engineering Solutions business.
From 2005 to 2006 Mr. Widmar served as Corporate Controller for NCR Inc. Prior to his appointment to Controller, he was a Business Unit Chief Financial Officer for NCR, with responsibility for setting the financial vision and strategy for a $2 billion global enterprise. In this position Mr. Widmar was instrumental in the establishment of strategic plans, annual operating plans, and pricing strategy.
Mr. Widmar has also held various financial and managerial positions with Dell, Inc., Lucent Technologies, Inc., AlliedSignal, Inc., and Bristol Myers/Squibb, Inc. He began his career in 1987 as an accountant with Ernst & Young.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant.