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Solar Millennium AG
1625 Shattuck Ave., Suite 270
Solar Millennium AG is an innovative project development and technology company in the renewable energy sector which is active around the world. Together with subsidiaries and partners, Solar Millennium plans and constructs solar-thermal power plants, and...
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Abound Solar appoints Craig Witsoe president, CEO
Witsoe most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Tyden Group, a leading producer of product identification and cargo security technology.
globalized operations while driving growth through new product introductions and global sales expansion.
Previously, Witsoe spent 16 years as an executive at General Electric, where he most recently served as president and general manager of GE Specialty Film and Sheet, a $500 million business headquartered in the Netherlands with 700 employees.
leadership, GE Specialty Film
and Sheet launched multiple innovative technology platforms, delivering double-digit profitable growth.
Previously, Witsoe served as president of GE Lighting & Appliances Asia-Pacific, based in Shanghai, China.
In this 5,500 employee operation with $250 million in local sales and $1 billion in export sales, Witsoe
led a turnaround of the business with sustained profitable growth in all countries.
Witsoe earned his masterâ€™s degree in business administration and engineering management from Northwestern Universityâ€™s Kellogg School of Management.
He received his bachelorâ€™s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Economic Growth Region 4 Workforce Board
Craig Witsoe previously served as CEO of Lineage Power Holdings Inc.
Management Team | Abound Solar
Craig Witsoe, President and CEO
Mr. Witsoe joined Abound Solar in November 2011 as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining Abound, he served as President and CEO of Lineage Power, now GE Power Electronics.
Under Mr. Witsoe's
leadership, Lineage Power
made significant gains in growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction and was sold to GE Energy
Prior to Lineage Power, Mr. Witsoe was the CEO with The Tyden Group, a manufacturer of product identity and security technology.
Before that, he spent nearly 15 years with GE, holding leadership roles including CEO Asia-Pacific for GE Lighting and President of GE Specialty Film and Sheet for GE Plastics.
He received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
and their mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
The Give Hope Run and other associated events, started in memory of his
5 year old son, Sean, have raised over $750,000 to help St Jude's vision that no child should die in the dawn of life.
News | Abound Solar
LOVELAND, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OCTOBER 10, 2011 Abound Solar, a leading manufacturer of low-cost, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, has appointed Craig Witsoe president and chief executive officer of the company.
comes to Abound following three years as president and CEO of Lineage Power
, now GE Power Electronics.