SAN FRANCISCO—Longtime semiconductor capital equipment executive Jerry Cutini has joined elQ Energy Inc., a developer of DC-to-DC parallel solar technology, as president and CEO, the company said Tuesday (July 26).
Cutini was president, chairman and CEO of chip equipment vendor Aviza Technology Inc. from 2003 to 2009. Prior to that, Cutini was executive vice president and co-founder of OnTrak Systems Inc.
Former eIQ CEO Oliver Janssen will remain with the company as chief business development officer, elQ (San Jose, Calif.) said.
"I'm very excited to be able to lead eIQ Energy’s management team into this exciting new growth phase," Cutini said through a statement. "The team has done an excellent job of getting the product through development and ready for megawatt-scale deployment. I look forward to becoming part of the team and helping to drive the company through the upcoming growth stages we are entering as a result of their early efforts."
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