- Peter Pauli has replaced Dr Eicke Weber as the chairman of Germany’s NexWafe since September 1, 2018
- Between 2002 and 2016, Pauli led Swiss PV equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger Technology
- NexWafe said under Pauli’s leadership the company will continue to further develop, industrialize and commercialize disruptive kerfless technology to produce highly efficient monocrystalline silicon wafers
NexWafe, a spin-off of Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE), has appointed ex-CEO of Meyer Burger Technology, Peter Pauli as the chairman of its board. With effect from Sept. 1, 2018 Pauli has been working with NexWafe. He succeeds former ISE head Eicke Weber who served in the position for the past 2 years and joined renewable energy consulting firm Apricum as one of its senior advisors in September 2018 (see Prof. Eicke Weber Joins Apricum).
Working for Meyer Burger between 2002 to 2016, Pauli turned the Swiss wire saw manufacturer into the leading PV wafer-to-module production equipment manufacturer. He also introduced high-efficiency PV cell and module technologies including its heterojunction cell technology and smart wire technology while at Meyer Burger, said NexWafe.
Welcoming Pauli to the company, NexWafe CEO Dr Stefan Reber said under his chairmanship, the company will continue to further develop, industrialize and commercialize disruptive kerfless technology to produce highly efficient monocrystalline silicon wafers.
“With his many years of experience in developing and running successful and sustainable businesses in the PV industry, we are extremely excited to welcome Peter Pauli as the new chairman of our board of directors. We are all fully convinced that his expertise will bring a significant value to the company, allowing NexWafe to take the silicon wafer business into a new era,” said Dr. Andreas Bett, NexWafe board member and director of Fraunhofer ISE.