Mike Andrade takes over as Morgan Solar CEO
By Renée Francoeur
June 30, 2016 – Mike Andrade is Morgan Solar’s new CEO, as appointed by its board of directors.
“As we launch the Sun Simba 4 solar panel, increase our sales activities and ramp up production capacity, I can think of no one better to lead Morgan Solar,” said John Paul Morgan, founder and chief technology officer.
Andrade has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Morgan notes, most recently as president of diversified markets at Celestica.
“I have seen first-hand the challenge of balancing the high costs and capital required to increase solar efficiency with the dramatically decreasing market pricing,” said Andrade. “Morgan Solar has among the best potential to offer both low production cost and high conversion efficiency. It also has the added bonus of a unique and aesthetically pleasing design that could open up new applications for solar technology.”
Andrade takes the helm from Asif Ansari, who has transitioned into his new role as executive advisor to the board & management.