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Whitaker Joins Solyndra Sales Team

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FREMONT, Calif., July 21, 2010 — Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical solar photovoltaic systems for commercial rooftops, announced that Corby C. Whitaker has joined the company as vice president of North American sales. Whitaker had been with United Solar Ovonics, a subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, since 2007, most recently as vice president of North American sales.

“Corby brings strong solar and roofing sales and channel development experience to our team and, with his leadership, we will continue to rapidly expand sales in our target markets in North America,” said Chris Gronet, Solyndra’s CEO. “He has a proven ability to develop new business and enhance customer satisfaction and is a great addition to our outstanding global sales organization.”

From 2003 to 2007, Whitaker was director of sales and service for Johns Manville Corp., a Berkshire Hathaway company, where he managed sales and service of roofing systems. Before that, he served in various executive and sales management roles for Suez Energy Services, Constellation NewEnergy Inc. and Ingersoll Dresser Pump.

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Jul 2010
AmericasBerkshire HathawayBusinessCaliforniaChris GronetConstellation NewEnergyCorby C. Whitakercylindrical solar photovoltaicsenergyenergy conversion devicesgreen photonicsIngersoll Dresser PumpJohns Manvillesolar cellsSolar OvonicsSolyndraSuez Energy Services

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