• Bruce Sohn has been appointed as the CEO of Siva Power
  • He takes over from Brad Mattson who is now the executive chairman to the Board of Directors
  • Sohn was so far the vice-chairman of Siva Power; previously he was the President of First Solar

The Former President of First Solar, Bruce Sohn, will lead Siva Power as its new CEO. Sohn was the vice-chairman of the US company so far.

Brad Mattson, who was the CEO of Siva Power, is now executive chairman of the Board of Directors at Siva Power.

Siva Power is a manufacturer of next generation thin-film solar technology. Headquartered at Santa Clara in California, Siva Power develops copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar modules.

“I literally cannot think of anyone I would want to lead Siva Power more than Bruce,” said Mattson. “He grew First Solar, what was then a small solar startup, into the multinational company it is today. I know that Siva will be the next thin-film success and I know that Bruce will lead us to that success.”

Under Sohn’s leadership, First Solar became the first company to manufacture at under $1/watt, the first company to ship more than 1 GW of production annually and the first company to develop and engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) over 1 GW of utility-scale projects.

Sohn holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also chaired the US Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council under the Barrack Obama administration.