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Wacker Chemie’s Christian Westermeier to Lead SolarPower Europe as the New President

Wacker Chemie’s Christian Westermeier to Lead SolarPower Europe as the New President
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Following the Board elections of SolarPower Europe on 8 March, Dr. Christian Westermeier, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Application Engineering of Wacker Chemie AG, has been elected as the new President, replacing the outgoing Oliver Schaefer of Sunpower.

Commenting on the outcome, James Watson CEO of SolarPower Europe stated ‘President Westermeier is a perfect choice to continue the work of the association following the last 3 years of re-invigoration and animation of the association.’

President Westermeier added ‘It is an honour to lead the Board of the association at this crucial time for solar, I will make building a new framework for solar in the post 2020 period the key objective for us at this stage. We will also continue our efforts to finally get rid of the unnecessary trade tariffs on solar panels and will work with the Commission to build an industrial strategy for solar in Europe.’

James Watson continued, ‘We are delighted with our new board members, who represent diverse and strong solar market players. They bring great competencies to our association and will make sure that we remain the force we are today in promoting solar.’

The New Directors of the Board are:
1st Vice President: Riccardo Amoroso, Enel Green Power
2nd Vice President: Jodie Roussell, Trina Solar (Schweiz) AG
3rd Vice President: Jochen Hauff, BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH

Director:

Seb Berry, Solarcentury
Stefan Degener, First Solar Gmbh
Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Engie Solar
Alison Finch, Huawei Technologies
Arnaud Chaperon, Total
Patrick Monino, ENI SpA
Alexander Peter Naujoks, SMA Solar Technology AG

SOURCE: SolarPower Europe

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