First Solar (FSLR) Appoints Regional Director in New South African Unit

December 4, 2012 8:01 AM EST Send to a Friend
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that Johan Cilliers has joined the company as Regional Director of Business Development for Sub-Saharan Africa and Managing Director of its new South Africa operating subsidiary. Cilliers will be based in First Solar’s newly established office in Cape Town and will report to Christopher Burghardt, Vice President of Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Cilliers brings more than 25 years of energy industry experience in South Africa and the region to First Solar. He joins from Suzlon, where he was vice president of sales and marketing in South Africa. Prior to that he worked at General Electric, Siemens and Eskom in a wide range of roles including market development, sales and marketing, project development and financing.

Cilliers earned a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Pretoria and BS degree in energy from the University of Johannesburg.


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