REC Names Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers Managing Director Americas

Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers will look to expand sales activities in the U.S. and Americas region

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) announced the appointment of Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers as the Managing Director Americas at REC Solar, expanding sales activity in these regions. Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers is responsible for the sales of REC solar modules in the U.S. as well as in the Americas in his new role.

"I look forward to take on this exciting challenge as the U.S. and Latin America are regions that REC is committed to further developing given the great potential these markets hold," said Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers, Managing Director Americas, REC Solar.

Mr. Boom-Wichers joined REC in 2009 and was previously the Managing Director for France, Benelux, UK and Ireland for REC, which today accounts for over 10 percent of REC's sales.

With extensive experience in the solar industry, Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers brings to REC U.S. leadership experience from European markets that have traditionally led industry growth. Jan Jacob Boom-Wichers is a Dutch-American citizen. He holds a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School. He will be based in California.

"Jan Jacob's experience in solar and proven track record in the energy, media and consulting industries make him an exceptional addition to the REC U.S. team, further strengthening our sales capabilities in the whole Americas region," said Luc Grar, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing Cells & Modules, REC Solar.

REC is Europe's largest solar module producer and one of the largest producers of solar components in the U.S. REC has sales representatives throughout the country and is expanding their sales team throughout the country. REC modules were the top performer in the 2011 Photon Field Performance Test, producing 6 percent more power than the test average.

About REC:

REC is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. REC produces polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules for the solar industry, and silicon materials for the electronic industry. REC also engages in project development in selected PV segments. Founded in Norway in 1996, REC employs around 3,200 people globally with revenues of more than EUR 1.7 billion in 2011, approximately USD 2.4 billion. Please visit to learn more about REC.

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