Fremont, CA – February 2, 2010 – Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic systems for commercial rooftops, announced today that John Gaffney will join the company as its Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel. Mr. Gaffney will lead Solyndra’s legal and corporate development activities and will report to Chris Gronet, Chief Executive Officer of Solyndra.
Most recently, from January 2008 to December 2009, Mr. Gaffney was an Executive Vice President at First Solar, Inc. where he led the legal, corporate development, sustainable development and environmental affairs departments. Previously, Mr. Gaffney practiced law for over 20 years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he became a partner in 1993 and advised numerous corporate and institutional clients on merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Mr. Gaffney holds a B.A. from The George Washington University and a J.D. and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, comprised of panels and mounts, for the commercial rooftop market. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin film technology, Solyndra systems are designed to provide the lowest cost of electricity and the highest kilowatt hour production per rooftop for typical installations.