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First Solar Taps Fitzgibbons

Photonics.com
Mar 2009
First Solar Inc. of Tempe, Ariz., has named Dennis Fitzgibbons as vice president of federal affairs. In this new position, he is responsible for leading the company’s federal government affairs activities in the US. He will report directly to Mike Ahearn, the company's chief executive officer. Most recently, Fitzgibbons served as chief of staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the US House of Representatives. In this position he has participated in major legislative policy debates and development relating to energy. Prior to this role, Fitzgibbons served as director of public policy for Daimler Chrysler. There he was responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and communicating the company’s positions on major public policy issues, ensuring consistency across major markets and aligning positions within business strategies.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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