Norway based solar PV module manufacturer REC Group has made senior management changes with current CEO Steve O’Neil stepping down from March 1, 2021. He will continue to remain associated with the company as a board member of REC Solar Pte. Ltd. and its affiliates.

O’Neil is leaving the company after 6 years to spend time with his family in his hometown Montana.

Taking over from O’Neil is the group’s current CFO Jan Enno Bicker who has been with the company since 2016. Before joining REC Group, Bicker worked as the CEO of TE Connectivity. He has international experience, working in the markets of Asia, USA and Europe. REC is confident he will continue to bring significant value having worked closely with O’Neil and other senior members of the team.

“While Steve is stepping down from the position of REC’s CEO, I am thankful that REC and the whole industry will not lose him as a strong technology innovation driver and a passionate climate warrior,” acknowledges Jan. “I am looking forward to my new role to lead REC into the next critical phase, supported by Steve as a member of the board and REC’s strong Senior Management Team.”

In January 2021, the REC Group announced the appointment of ex-First Solar senior executive Reinhard Lampe as the company’s vice president sales and marketing Europe.

REC Group is planning to expand its Singapore based 1.8 GW solar cell and module production capacity by about 4 GW in France and welcomed the invitation by French government for public consultation back in December 2020 (see France Opens Consultation For REC Group’s Panel Fab).