Frank Prein Joins Solar Manufacturer Odersun AG as Chief Operating Officer

2010-03-25 18:24
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Internationally experienced operations executive appointed to the board of management

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Odersun AG, custom manufacturer of thin-film solar cells and modules, announces today the appointment of Mr. Frank Prein as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the board of management.

With a more than 20 year record in technology and manufacturing, Frank Prein brings wide operations experience to Odersun. He previously held various executive technology and operations positions, lastly as managing director of Qimonda’s German operations in Dresden.

“We very much welcome Frank Prein to Odersun”, says Hein van der Zeeuw, Chief Executive Officer of Odersun AG, “We win a very experienced COO and industry-wide well respected colleague.” The appointment of Frank Prein as COO follows the recent product certification and start of ramp-up of the company’s 20MWp production facilities in Fuerstenwalde (Germany).

„Odersun’s technology is unique. It enables manufacturing of customized products for the solar market. Shaping this potential in operations is a fascinating task“, says Frank Prein about his new position.

Frank Prein will be appointed as COO and member of the board of management of Odersun AG with effect from April 1, 2010.

About Odersun AG (www.odersun.com)

Odersun AG designs and manufactures flexible, silicon free, solar products using a proprietary, worldwide patented, thin-film technology. Its manufacturing process enables the company to produce solar cells that can be assembled into solar modules of virtually any size or any power, in flexible or glass packaging. This adaptability is decisive for applications of building integrated photovoltaics (BiPV).

The company is backed by an international group of leading investors including Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (UK), Virgin Green Fund (US/UK), Advanced Technology & Materials (China), PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (US), AGF Private Equity (a member of Allianz Group, France) and Valor KG (Austria).

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Frank Prein, Chief Operating Officer of Odersun AG, Germany (Photo: Business Wire)