First Solar Appoints CEO James Hughes to Board of Directors
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the election of its
CEO, James Hughes, to its board of directors. Hughes was appointed CEO
in May, succeeding Mike Ahearn, First Solar's founder and Chairman, who
had been serving as interim CEO since Oct. 2011.
Hughes, who joined First Solar in March 2012 as Chief Commercial
Officer, has nearly 20 years of experience in the global energy
industry. Before joining First Solar, he served as the CEO of AEI, which
owned and operated power distribution, conventional and renewable power
generation, natural gas transportation and natural gas distribution
businesses in 19 countries. Prior to that, he was President and Chief
Operating Officer for Prisma Energy.
Hughes earned a juris doctor from the University of Texas at Austin
School of Law, a Certificate of Completion in international business law
from Queen Mary's College, University of London, and a bachelor's degree
in business administration from Southern Methodist University.
About First Solar, Inc.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic
(PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. The
company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically
attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From
raw material sourcing through end-of-life module collection and
recycling, First Solar's renewable energy systems protect and enhance
the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.
For First Solar Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not
constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a
number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially,
including risks associated with the company's business involving the
company's products, their development and distribution, economic and
competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and
other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking information contained in this press release or with
respect to the announcements described herein.
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