Jens Meyerhoff

    Jens Meyerhoff
    President, Utility Systems Business Group
    Jens Meyerhoff has served as President of First Solar's Utility Systems Business since July 2010. Mr. Meyerhoff was formerly First Solar's Chief Financial Officer, a position he was appointed to in 2006. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Meyerhoff was the Chief Financial Officer of Virage Logic Corporation, a leader in embedded infrastructure intellectual property, from January 2006 to May 2006. Mr. Meyerhoff was employed by FormFactor, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced wafer probe cards, as Chief Operating Officer from April 2004 to July 2005, Senior Vice President of Operations from January 2003 to April 2004 and Chief Financial Officer from August 2000 to March 2005. Prior to joining FormFactor, Inc., Mr. Meyerhoff was the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Materials at Siliconix Incorporated, a manufacturer of power and analog semiconductor devices, from March 1998 to August 2000. Mr. Meyerhoff holds a German Wirtschaftsinformatiker degree, which is the equivalent of a Finance and Information Technology degree, from Daimler Benz' Executive Training Program.

    TK Kallenbach

      TK Kallenbach
      President, Components Business Group
      TK Kallenbach leads First Solar's Components Business Group, which generated approximately $2B in revenue in 2010. The group includes global photovoltaic (PV) module and component sales, customer and product support, marketing & strategy, product management, market forecasting and communications. The Components Business Group works closely with First Solar's Utility Systems Business Group to develop customer-tailored PV solar solutions.

      Formerly, Kallenbach led First Solar's Marketing and Product Management (M&PM) organization where his team was responsible for strategic planning, product marketing, product management, and communications. Kallenbach joined First Solar in December 2009.

      Kallenbach was previously with Honeywell Aerospace (formerly AlliedSignal & Garrett). During a 30 year career, he held a variety of senior business, technical and strategy leadership positions, including Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Aerospace Electronics, Defense & Space Electronic Systems, and Propulsion Engines and Systems, and Vice-President of Business Aviation, Director of HTF7000 Propulsion System, and Director of Helicopter Engines.

      Kallenbach earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical & aerospace engineering from the Arizona State University in 1981. He also holds a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University.

      Robert Gillette

        Robert J. Gillette
        Chief Executive Officer
        Rob Gillette joined First Solar in October 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to coming to First Solar, Mr. Gillette served as President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace. He joined Honeywell in 1996 and has served in a number of senior management positions, including President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems, President of Honeywell Turbo Technologies, and he also served the Turbo business as Vice President of Strategic Growth and Vice President/General Manager, Asia. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Gillette spent over 10 years at General Electric where he served in numerous senior management positions. Mr. Gillette holds a B.S. in finance from Indiana University.
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