Solopower Systems’ Inc has assembled a first rate executive team from the semiconductor and solar industries to drive the Company’s innovation, excellence and growth.
GUNTER ZIEGENBALG, M.Sc.
Chief Operating Officer
Gunter Ziegenbalg has a strong record of building high-tech companies and successfully transitioning those into long-term new ownerships. While a key executive at Moncada Energy Group, Italy, Gunter led the successful volume production ramp of a 50 MW thin film solar line. From 2007 to 2010 Gunter was Managing Director of Signet Solar where he built the first SunFab Gen8.5 production line, ramping to volume production in record time of 14 months. Before joining the solar industry in 2007, Gunter spent 18 years in the semiconductor industry. From its founding in 1996, Gunter was President of ZMD America, Inc. and later Executive Vice President of Foundry Operations for ZMD AG, until September 2002. He is a founding member of the Fab Owners Association. Gunter holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Technology, Dresden, and an Executive MBA degree from Pepperdine University.
Chief Financial Officer
Bryan is a result-oriented Chief Financial Officer with in-depth knowledge in all aspects of business including accounting, finance, investor relations, IT, human resources, and legal. He is experienced in a variety of financial transactions including debt offerings, raising capital, M&A, and public offerings. Prior to joining Solopower Systems, Bryan held executive positions at SVTC Solar, VentureTech Alliance (venture capital affiliate of TSMC), GetThere, Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Brian brings international, VC and public company experience combined with in-depth knowledge regarding solar and semiconductor manufacturing. Bryan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD.
JULIAN BIGGS, Esq.
Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
Julian Biggs has been chief legal officer & corporate secretary for the Solopower™ project since 2012, having previously held legal and/or executive positions in industries ranging from cloud-computing, financial services and entertainment, at companies such as Visa USA and Mistsubishi Trust. Julian is also an accomplished trial lawyer and appellate advocate, having received his law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, and his litigation experience at one of the nation’s pre-eminent law firms.