Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) today announced the appointment of Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers as the Managing Director Americas of REC Solar US, in order to rapidly expand sales activity in this region.
Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers is responsible for the strategic growth of REC Solar US’s presence in the Americas in his new role. “I look forward to take on this exciting challenge, as the US and Latin America are regions that REC is committed to further developing. These are important markets which we recognize to hold great potential for REC Group,” said Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director Americas, REC Solar US.
Mr. Boom-Wichers joined REC in 2009 and was previously the Managing Director for France, Benelux, UK and Ireland for REC, which today accounts for over 10 percent of REC’s sales.
With extensive experience in covering multiple solar markets, Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers brings to REC Solar US a unique ability to manage the dynamic US landscape. Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers is a Dutch-American citizen. He holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School. He will be based in California.
“Jan Jacob’s experience in solar and proven track record in the energy, media, IT and consulting industries make him an exceptional addition to the REC Solar US team, further strengthening our sales capabilities in the whole Americas region,” said Luc Graré, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Cells & Modules, REC Solar.
REC is Europe’s largest solar module producer and one of the largest producers of solar components in the US. REC has sales representatives throughout the country and is expanding their sales team throughout the country. REC modules were the top performer in the 2011 Photon Field Performance Test, producing 6% more power than the test average.
REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs around 3,200 people globally with revenues of more than EUR 1.7 billion in 2011, approximately USD 2.4 billion. Please visit www.recgroup.com to learn more about REC.
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