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New Chief Innovation Officer At Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger Technology has announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Dr Dirk Habermann as new Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Meyer Burger effective January 1, 2017. Dirk Habermann was Vice President (R&D) of SCHMID Group (DE) from 2008 until 2013 and has in-depth experience in photovoltaic research & development as well as executive leadership experience in international technology companies. He holds a PhD in natural sciences from the Ruhr University in Bochum (DE) and has been working for Meyer Burger since 2014 as Head of Process Material & Line Design. His focus in this role was the consolidation of the development, production and automation of solar cell manufacturing processes.

 Sylvère Leu will retire as CIO and Member of the Executive Board of Meyer Burger on December 31, 2016. He is one of the pioneers in photovoltaics and looks back on a very successful career spanning almost thirty years in the European solar industry. Prior to his role as CIO at Meyer Burger since 2010, Sylvère Leu was Chief Operating Officer of 3S Industries Ltd, a company merged into the Meyer Burger Group in 2010. In future, Sylvère Leu will continue to work with Meyer Burger in an advisory capacity.

 Peter Pauli, CEO of Meyer Burger, commented on behalf of the Executive Board and Board of Directors:

"Our Company has significantly benefitted from Sylvère's unparalleled knowledge of PV technologies and the solar industry. On behalf of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank him very much for his outstanding contributions to our company and wish him the very best for his future. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Dirk Habermann in his new role as CIO of Meyer Burger. Dirk has been working very closely with Sylvère Leu for the past two years and has both in-depth technical experience as well as a deep understanding of our company and our customers. We wish him a good start and much success in his role as Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Meyer Burger."

 Brief portrait of Dr Dirk Habermann       

1994 "“ 1998  Research associate at the Institute for Geology, Mineralogy und Geophysics Ruhr University in Bochum (DE)

1998 "“ 2001  Assistant Professor at the Institute of Experimental Physics Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (DE)

2002 "“ 2005  Process Manager at RENA Sondermaschinen GmbH (Special Machines) in Guetenbach (DE)

2005 "“ 2008   Chief Technical Officer at Schmid Technology Systems GmbH in Niedereschach (DE) Development of automation and processing systems as well as production lines for the manufacture of solar cells

2008 "“ 2013  Vice President Research & Development at SCHMID Group in Freudenstadt (DE)

Head of Development and Process Technology for the solar technology and energy storage divisions with development facilities in Germany, USA and Singapore

2014 "“ present  Meyer Burger Technology Ltd: Head of Process & Line Design

Responsible for the consolidation of the development, production and automation of solar cell manufacturing processes

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