Ascent Solar appoints Rafael Gutierrez as senior VP and chief ops officer

By: InnovatioNews Monday March 9, 2015 0 comments Tags: EnerPlex, Rafael Gutierrez, Thornton, Victor Lee


Ascent Solar logoTHORNTON - Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, today announced the appointment of Rafael Gutierrez as senior VP and COO.

Gutierrez was previously senior VP of sales and marketing at Ascent from 2009-2011. Before that, he held various executive positions with Seagate Technologies from 1991-2009.

"We are honored to have Rafael returning to Ascent Solar," said Victor Lee, Ascent CEO. "He is an industry veteran and is perfectly suited to lead the continued rapid expansion of our entire sales operation globally.

"He brings a wealth of large corporate C-level experience in the technology and consumer electronics sectors, and his depth of knowledge in both international and domestic sales, as well as his comprehensive understanding of the marketing and product development cycles of consumer-oriented businesses and PV applications, are invaluable assets as we continue to accelerate our growth."

"I am very excited to return to Ascent Solar," said Gutierrez. "The transformation of the company led by the current management is impressive. The market opportunities for flexible PV power solutions in emerging markets such as Internet of Things, consumer wearables and drone applications create a unique and promising near-term opportunity for Ascent Solar and EnerPlex solutions.

Gutierrez holds a M.S. in operations research and applied statistics from the University of Northern Colorado and a B.A. in mathematics from Belleview University.

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