Management

 

Dr. B.J. Stanbery, CEO and Founder
Active ImageDr. B.J. Stanbery has achieved an illustrious career spanning more than 28 years in the solar industry. He is an expert in the business and science of photovoltaic materials. In 2005, he won international recognition for his theoretical model of CIGS. Representing his ongoing commitment to understanding the device physics behind this thin-film material, his Intra-Absorber Junction (IAJ) model revealed that CIGS’s inherent physical properties make it one of nature’s best solar materials. He founded HelioVolt to develop and commercialize his groundbreaking FASST™ process for applying CIGS thin-film photovoltaics directly onto conventional construction materials. Prior, Dr. Stanbery managed Boeing’s terrestrial PV program. During his 17-year tenure, his accomplishments included registering seven patents in thin-film PV technology and successfully manufacturing and deploying PV for spacecraft. In 1990, he achieved the world record in multi-junction thin-film efficiency, a distinction he still holds today. Dr. Stanbery completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from the University of Florida, having previously obtained an M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Texas.

 

Dr. Robert Oswald, Vice President Engineering
Active ImageDr. Oswald has led research and development of new materials and spearheaded process improvements for thin-film photovoltaic module manufacture, holding three patents in the discipline. He has supervised the design and construction of two complete thin-film factories. His professional achievements have earned three individual awards, including the R&D 100 Award and the BP Helios commendation in 2002, the Business Week Innovation Award in 2001, and the Nipper Award in 1982. Prior to joining HelioVolt, Dr. Oswald was Director of New Processes and Equipment at BP Solar and Director of New Deposition Technology at BP International. At AMOCO-Enron Solar, he served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering after 10 years of managing and developing processes at Solarex, RCA Corporation, and BOC research lab.

 

John Langdon, Vice President Marketing
Active ImagePrior to joining HelioVolt in 2002, Mr. Langdon worked in new product development and channel marketing for TI for four years. He left TI in 1986 to become CEO of a start-up marketing firm, MediaNet, Inc. He grew MediaNet to over 200 employees before it was acquired by Affiliated Computer Systems in 1995. Since then he has been an angel investor, advisory board member, and CEO for several start-ups. In 2002, he completed an M.S. degree in Science and Technology Commercialization from IC2 and UT/Austin, and won the IC2 Institute’s prestigious Kozmetsky Award for Academic Excellence.

 

Iga Hallberg, Vice President Business Development
Active ImageMs. Hallberg has extensive experience working with emerging technologies and new markets. From 2002 to 2006, she was initially Director of Business Development and then General Manager of Electronics Materials and Technologies at NovaCentrix, a manufacturer of nanotechnology-enabled products. During her tenure, she was responsible for commercializing a line of nanoscale conductive inks and processing equipment to enable high-speed printing of electronic devices. Previously, she held a variety of marketing and new business development positions at 3M Company, including running 3M’s global electronics ESD packaging product line. Ms. Hallberg obtained her M.S. in International Marketing from Boston University of Brussels.

 

Steve Darnell, Vice President Finance

Active ImageMr. Darnell is an experienced financial management executive, having worked with both established and emerging technology companies. During his 20-year career, he has been directly involved with over $350 million of public and private debt and equity financing transactions. Prior to joining HelioVolt, Mr. Darnell held financial management positions at Cisco Systems, Compaq Computer and Seagate Technology. His experience includes all areas of financial control, treasury and tax management, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financial planning. He holds a BS in Accounting and Economics, and is a CPA.

 

Larry Peruffo, Vice President of Supply Chain

Larry PeruffoLarry Peruffo comes to HelioVolt after a 24-year tenure at Applied Materials where he served most recently as managing director of materials. During his time at Applied Materials, Mr. Peruffo established a record of success in leading dramatic manufacturing and supply chain process improvements for a range of high-growth, complex technologies. In his new role at HelioVolt, Mr. Peruffo will be applying that extensive expertise to developing the global supply chain required to implement the company's FASST™ manufacturing process across its growing line of thin film-enabled solar energy products.

 

David Bowen, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

David BowenPrior to joining HelioVolt, David Bowen was VP of operations and technology at Essilor Laboratories of America, a world leader in ophthalmic optics. In his role at Essilor, he ensured successful transition of the company's technology from research and development to large-scale production. Formerly, Mr. Bowen spent twelve years with Black & Decker, where he managed global operations strategy for the established international power tool leader. Mr. Bowen will guide strategic operations for HelioVolt as the company expands product development and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and abroad.

 

David Hughen, Vice President of Human Resources

David HughenDavid Hughen brings almost 20 years experience driving creative HR strategies and solutions. Most recently, he was Managing Director for Bridgepointís HR consulting services, focused on emerging technology companies. He has also served as VP, HR and Administration with ClearCommerce prior to their acquisition by eFunds and before that, Exterprise (acquired by Commerce One) as VP, HR. Mr. Hughen oversaw human resources for Applied Materials-Austin. In that capacity, he managed Applied's explosive growth during the 1990ís. Before Applied Materials, Hughen ran HR operations for NEC Electronics. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

 

Dr. Louay Eldada, Chief Technology Officer

Louay EldadaA technical leader with proven track record at both small and large companies, and a recognized expert in nanotechnology and advanced optoelectronics, Dr. Eldada joined HelioVolt from E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) where he served as CTO and VP of engineering for DuPont Photonics Technologies. Prior to his six-year tenure at DuPont, Dr. Eldada founded and managed Telephotonics, which was acquired by DuPont. Dr. Eldada also served for six years at Honeywell where he started the Telecom Photonics business and directed its R&D arm. The groupís success led to its acquisition by Corning, where Dr. Eldada continued to manage technical development. Dr. Eldada has published more than 200 technical papers, books and book chapters, organized or presented at more than 230 conferences, garnered 43 technical awards and filed 39 patents, of which 27 have issued to date. He holds a Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. from Columbia University specializing in compound semiconductor optoelectronic devices.