KACO new energy appoints Jurgen Krehnke as new CEO for the Americas

Jurgen Krehnke unique expertise in the North American market place is undisputed and his involvement is already making a difference in our most important growth markets.

Grass Valley, CA / Neckarsulm, Germany, April 14th, 2014


KACO new energy, one of the leading global PV inverter manufacturers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jurgen Krehnke as new CEO for the Americas.

"We are very excited to welcome Mr. Krehnke as a member of KACO new energy's global executive team. His unique expertise in the North American market place is undisputed and his involvement is already making a difference in our most important growth markets. We are convinced that Mr. Krehnke's leadership will unleash the full potential of KACO's high performance, top quality and extremely competitive product portfolio", says Ralf Hofmann, Chairman and Founder of KACO new energy.

By bringing on board Krehnke, KACO new energy is adding a true inverter expert to its leadership. Jurgen Krehnke has had a distinguished career with a track record of leadership both inside and outside of the PV industry. Before joining KACO new energy, Krehnke was President & General Manager of SMA America, LLC an inverter company that he successfully managed and grew for many years. Before joining SMA, Krehnke was an Executive in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley, most notably with top 10 players Philips Electronics and NXP Semiconductors. He currently is a Board Member with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), an organization dedicated to helping utilities integrate solar power into their generation portfolios.

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Jurgen Krehnke, CEO

About KACO new energy
KACO new energy is amongst the world's largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied nearly 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. KACO new energy is celebrating the centenary of the original company in 2014.

KACO new energy is hiring in their San Antonio, TX offices and manufacturing facilities. Interested parties should visit www.kaco-newenergy.com

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