Norwegian polysilicon producer REC Silicon has appointed William Kurtis Levens as its new CEO, taking on from James Could who was appointed as interim CEO in November 2021.
Levens has been the longest-standing government on the firm with greater than 15 years of senior administration expertise.
The appointment of the brand new CEO comes weeks after the passing of the Inflation Discount Act (IRA), which has supplied main upsides to the reopening of REC Silicon’s Moses Lake polysilicon manufacturing facility within the US, which is because of restart manufacturing in This autumn 2023.
Koo Yung Lee, chairman of the board of administrators, mentioned: “Mr. Levens has been a part of the management group since 2005 and brings a wealth of expertise within the discipline of polysilicon and silicon gases. He has demonstrated his potential to constructing profitable organisation [sic] and companies.”
James Could was appointed as interim CEO on November 2021, after Tore Torvund stepped down from his function after 12 years within the place, and after turning 70 years.
The producer lately signed a number of provide agreements for uncooked supplies with Mississippi Silicon in August and with silicon metallic supplier Ferroglobe in June.
Final yr, South Korean chemical firm Hanwha Options Company purchased a big stake in REC Silicon and was wanting into reopening the Moses Lake manufacturing facility on the time.
REC Silicon has an annual manufacturing capability of greater than 20,000MT of polysilicon between its two US-based manufacturing crops.