Schott Solar Inc. has hired a new executive vice president to lead sales and business development for the manufacturer in the United States.
Schott announced Richard Gruber's appointment on Monday. He joins Schott after working as vice president of project development at First Solar, where he oversaw the development and financing of the largest photovoltaic power plant in the United States.
Schott Solar president and chief executive Gerald Fine says Gruber brings a strong utility background and a deep understanding of the renewable energy industry to Schott.
The company produces photovoltaic panels and thermal receivers for large-scale solar power plants at its 200,000-square-foot plant in Albuquerque, the company's flagship facility in North America.