LONDON – Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics, the three companies turning a former ST wafer fab shell into Italy’s biggest photovoltaic panel factory, have announced the appointment of the chairman and CEO for their joint venture.
Andrea Cuomo, STMicroelectronics’ executive vice president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, has been appointed chairman of 3Sun (Catania, Italy). The CEO of 3Sun is Mauro Curiale, since January 2007 in charge of Enel SOLE, a subsidiary of Enel Group and a leading company in the construction and management of public and artistic lighting systems.
Cuomo retains his position at ST, which he has held since January 2008, and will continue to head up ST’s advanced systems technology (AST) group and be a member of ST’s corporate strategic committee.
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