John joined First Solar as the Director, Global Hybrid Generation in May 2013 to launch the company’s activity into the emerging PV hybrid market. The role is responsible for the development and management of First Solar’s strategic direction, business development and marketing activity, technical product development and commercial structuring for the global PV hybrid market. As of July 2015, John also took on board the role of Director, Business Development Africa and is responsible for First Solar’s interest and activity in the African PV market place.
John has applied his Mechanical Engineering qualification for over 15 years within the Power Generation industry across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceana. He has experience working with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (including GE and Alstom), Independent Power Producers and multinational EPC Contractors within the Power Industry. He has experience working with various coal fired, open cycle, combined cycle, cogeneration, biomass, biogas, hydroelectric and wind power projects.