Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Solar Industry Leader Amonix Names SunEdison Co-Founder Brian Robertson CEO

SEAL BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Amonix, Inc., the best choice for utility-scale solar power in hot and dry climates, announced today that it has named Brian Robertson Chief Executive Officer. Robertson succeeds Vahan Garboushian in that role. Garboushian, who founded the company more than 20 years ago, continues as its Chief Technology Officer and Chairman.

Robertson joined Amonix through the company’s acquisition of Sunworks Solar, LLC, a solar manufacturing plant developer he co-founded. Previously, Robertson co-founded and was president of SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy services provider. SunEdison was acquired by MEMC in November 2009. Robertson is a graduate of MIT with a degree in Computer Science and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“Demand for utility-scale solar power is increasing rapidly around the world and with our CPV industry-leading 15 years’ experience with successful deployments in real-world conditions, Amonix is uniquely positioned to drive growth,” said Garboushian. “Brian is one of a handful of solar industry executives with deep experience leading field-tested solar companies, and he is the right person at the right time to take Amonix to the next level.”

Added Robertson, “It is rare to have a second chance to make a real difference in the same industry. The solar industry is maturing and segmenting. For utilities to meet and exceed their energy portfolio requirements takes the right technology for the right application. The Amonix technology is unparalleled for utility-scale solar in hot and dry climates. It is a great place to be as the industry evolves to the next stage.”

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