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.
ROBERT W. CAMPBELL, P.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert W. (Rob) Campbell is a leader in the development of emerging renewable energy companies bringing over ten years of experience in renewables and over twenty-five years of diversified experience in corporate, technology and high growth entrepreneurial companies. Rob has previously held key executive positions at Solar Integrated Technologies, Energy Conversion Devices, Hydrogenics and Stuart Energy where he demonstrated a consistent track record of delivering exceptional growth for new technologies in emerging markets. A Professional Engineer, Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MBA from Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Ontario.
CHRIS EBERSPACHER, PhD.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Chris Eberspacher is an expert in photovoltaic solar technology with extensive experience in research & development, product design & testing, and manufacturing & process design. From January 2011 to May 2013 he was the Advanced Technology Officer of Hanwha’s worldwide solar businesses, President of Hanwha Solar America LLC, and Chief Technology Officer of Hanwha SolarOne in Qidong, China from summer 2011 to autumn 2012. From 2007 to 2011, Chris was Chief Technology Officer of the solar business at Applied Materials tasked with exploring next-generation crystalline wafer silicon and thin-film photovoltaic technologies and managing the development and implementation of that company’s current-generation thin-film PV technology. From 2004 to 2007, Chris was Vice President of Engineering and Chief Scientist at Nanosolar where he was in charge of developing efficient thin-film CIGS PV modules using low-cost printing processes. He received a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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. Mr. Ziegenbalg was a key executive at Moncada Energy Group, Italy, where he led the successful volume production ramp of a 50 MW thin film solar line. From 2007 to 2010 Mr. Ziegenbalg 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, Mr. Ziegenbalg 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.
JOHN R. WILLIAMS, P.E., D.e.s.
Senior Vice President Sales
John Williams has 25 years of experience in the energy sector with an impressive track record in both product and project development. John has successfully developed partnerships with large OEMs and Utilities and managed the deployment of large ultra lightweight roof mounted PV systems globally. Prior to joining SoloPower, John was a key executive with Energy Conversion Devices and Uni-Solar where he led global sales and project development activities. With Energy Conversion Devices, John also led commercialization efforts of hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle systems to automotive OEMs. John is a professional engineer, holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, and a Graduate Degree in Business from the University of Montreal.
Chief Financial Officer
Sanjay Arora has been involved with the Solopower™ project since soon after its inception. Prior to that, Sanjay was the Finance Executive and founding member of the executive team at Signet Solar where he negotiated more than $100M+ in equipment contracts and 100MW+ of customer contracts, helping ramp revenue to a $50M run rate just 2 years from inception. Sanjay has extensive experience in managing investor relations, SEC reporting & compliance and financial due diligence. An operations-oriented financial executive, Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA in Finance.
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.