On its way to becoming an European solar cell and module manufacturer, Meyer Burger has brought in Jürgen Schiffer (in the picture) as the company’s new CFO. He will be joining in, in place of Manfred Häner. (Photo Credit: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
- Jürgen Schiffer has been announced as the new CFO of Meyer Burger from October 1, 2020
- He will be responsible for transforming the existing structures and aligning reporting with the company’s new business model as a technologically leading manufacturer of solar cells and modules
- Schiffer will be replacing Manfred Häner who is due to reach retirement age
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Solar PV equipment manufacturer turning into a solar cell and module maker Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has announced Jürgen Schiffer to be the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). He will be replacing current CFO Manfred Häner who will soon reach retirement age. Häner worked in his current position for 2 years (see Meyer Burger Gets New CFO).
In his new role at Meyer Burger which Schiffer will assume from October 1, 2020, he will be responsible for transforming the existing structures and aligning reporting with the company’s new business model as a technologically leading manufacturer of solar cells and modules, the management explained (see Meyer Burger Selects German Locations For PV Production).
Schiffer previously worked with German renewable energy company Conergy AG and South Korean solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells AG. About this experienced financial expert, Meyer Burger says he has held senior finance and CFO positions at European companies in recent years, on mandate basis.
“In addition to his core competencies in Finance & Controlling, Jürgen Schiffer has gained significant experience as a management consultant and interim manager in dealing with complex turnaround situations,” stated Meyer Burger about Schiffer. “He is familiar with company analyses, the design of quality assurance processes and the development of reporting structures.”
Previously in April 2019, in line with its transformation program, Meyer Burger let go of its COO Daniel Lippuner and CCO Michael Escher (see Meyer Burger CCO & COO To Leave Company). In March 2020, former CTO Gunter Erfurt took over the helm of the company (see Meyer Burger CEO To Retire As CTO Assumes Charge)