First Solar Names Joe Kishkill as Chief Commercial Officer

First Solar, Inc. has named Joe Kishkill as Chief Commercial Officer.

Kishkill will have comprehensive leadership responsibility for Global Business Development, Sales and International Public Affairs, with a primary focus on sustainable growth in emerging markets. Reporting to Kishkill will be regional business development and global public affairs teams.

"Joe brings unparalleled expertise to this extremely critical role," said First Solar Chief Executive Officer Jim Hughes. "I am confident that he can craft and lead a business development organization that will deliver on our near-term objectives and build a solid foundation for growth."

Most recently, Kishkill was President — Eastern Hemisphere for Exterran, a global provider of natural gas, petroleum and water treatment production services. Prior to that, he led Exterran's business in the Latin America region. He also served as Enron's Chief Executive Officer for South America.

Kishkill earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and holds a BS in electrical engineering from Brown University.

Source: First Solar, Inc./