REC Silicon Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

REC Silicon Elevates Polysilicon & Silicon Gases Head William Kurtis Levens To Group CEO

REC Silicon Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

William Kurtis Levens (in the picture) replaces James A May II as REC Silicon’s new Group CEO. May II was interim CEO from the time the company’s long-term CEO Tore Torvund stepped down. (Photo Credit: REC Silicon ASA)

  • REC Silicon has announced the appointment of William Kurtis Levens as the new Group CEO
  • Levens takes over from Interim CEO James A May II with effect from September 28, 2022
  • The new Group CEO was till recently the Senior VP and GM of Electronic Grade Polysilicon and Silicon Gases

Norway based polysilicon supplier for the solar industry through its US manufacturing facilities REC Silicon ASA has appointed William Kurtis Levens as the company’s new Group CEO to replace James A May II from September 28, 2022.

Levens is being elevated to new role from the position of senior vice president and general manager of Electronic Grade Polysilicon and Silicon Gases. He has been with the company for over 15 years including a decade in strategic gas line management, sales, marketing and key commercial planning in both polysilicon and gas businesses.

“Levens has been part of the leadership team since 2005 and brings a wealth of experience in the field of Polysilicon and Silicon Gases. He has demonstrated his ability to building successful organization and businesses,” said Chairman of the Board of Directors, Koo Yung Lee.

May II has been working with REC Silicon since 2008 and was appointed the interim CEO in November 2021 from his then position of CFO. He took reins of the company from REC Silicon’s long term CEO Tore Torvund (see REC Silicon’s Tore Torvund Stepping Down). The board wished May II all the best with his new endeavors.

The leadership change at REC Silicon follows the equity investment of Hanwha Solutions into the company as the latter eyes local supply of polysilicon for its US based module manufacturing capacity (see Qcells Picks Georgia For 1.4 GW US Module Fab).

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