Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - April 6, 2010- Despatch Industries, a leading process technology provider for the solar industry, is pleased to announce the addition of John Farrell to the company. John joins Despatch serving as the Managing Director of the Solar Business Group.
John brings over 14 years of domestic and international management experience with Applied Materials. In his new role John will be responsible for leading the growth of the company's solar business including solar strategy, product and technology development, engineering and the global service. John has held business management roles in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. At Applied Materials he held various business positions in their semi conductor and solar business segments including Director of Business Management Asia for the Etch product business group and most recently as Director of Business Management for the thin film solar products group. John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland.
"We are excited to have John join the Despatch team," said Patrick Peyton, Despatch chairman and chief executive officer. "We have seen tremendous growth in our solar business and I believe that through his strengths in strategic leadership and ability to lead others, along with a customer and market focus, John will help us continue to grow our solar business and capitalize on the many opportunities available to us."
Despatch Industries is the leading provider of thermal and processing equipment for advanced photovoltaic production, including the world's best-selling metallization firing furnace. Combining Despatch expertise with that of solar manufacturers inspires flexible, next-generation technology solutions that integrate seamlessly into production lines. An expansive global support network allows Despatch to provide service and technical expertise to customers on a local level. Industry leaders rely on Despatch equipment for maximum cell efficiency, increased uptime and reduced operating costs.
For more information on Despatch visit our website: http://www.despatch.com