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First Solar Announces TK Kallenbach as EVP of Marketing and Product Management

December 09, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the world's leading manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, today announced that TK Kallenbach has been appointed executive vice president of marketing and product management.

Kallenbach comes to First Solar from Honeywell Aerospace where he led numerous areas including Aerospace's strategic planning, product management and marketing communications. Kallenbach joined Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) in 1979, serving in a variety of senior leadership positions before taking on his most recent role, vice president of marketing and product management.

"TK's extensive experience makes him ideally suited to lead First Solar's product management and marketing initiatives," said Rob Gillette, First Solar chief executive officer. "I look forward to the contributions he will make to First Solar's senior management team."

Kallenbach will assume his position at First Solar effective Dec. 14, 2009.

About First Solar

First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil-fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit

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