New appointments to strengthen UK and international teams as Solarcentury expands to new markets.
Bertrand Belben, Director of International Business Development – Bertrand joins Solarcentury as it embarks on a programme of international expansion. He will focus on developing business in emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America. Previously, Bertrand was a Business Development Director for AES and Managing Director of Innovent.
Tilman Beller, Business Development Director, Latin America – Tilman will be establishing our office in Panama and developing our relationships with our local partners. Tilman has previously held roles with Trina Solar and SunPower.
Archie Fraser, Director of Corporate Finance – Archie holds responsibility for our relationships with our project investors; a role which has become increasingly important as our utility-scale development activity increases.Prior to joining Solarcentury, Archie was Head of Alternative Energy Research at Redburn Partners and co-founder of Envirocapital.
Mike Madeiros, Supply Chain Director – Mike has responsibility for procurement and logistical activities including; securing value across all equipment supply, driving operational improvements and developing the company’s supply chain for its international operations. Mike has previously worked as Head of Operations and Supply Chain for Pacific Brands and prior to this he was the owner and managing director of Sugarcane.
Bruce Carter, Quality Manager – Bruce is responsible for developing Solarcentury’s internal processes, the continuous improvement of the customer journey and maintaining our ISO9001 and OHSAS18001 certifications. Bruce has previously been the Director of Continuous Improvement at CW Print and Applications Architect at Bezier.
Speaking of the appointments Solacentury CEO, Frans Van Den Heuvel said:
“These appointments are a significant part of our long-term strategy for growth both in the UK and internationally.”
Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.
We work directly with our clients to design and install commercial, industrial and utility scale solar. We also supply our products and services to installers and distributors. All of our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, superior yields and sheer breadth of deployment.
We are a big believer in helping solar PV change our world for the better and contribute 5% of our net profits every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020.
Solarcentury has offices in the UK, Italy, The Netherlands and a growing presence in Africa and Latin America.
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