First Solar Inc. names new executive vice president and general counsel
17 Dec 2007by WWL Editorial
John T Gaffney has been named as the new executive vice president and general counsel of First Solar Inc.
Gaffney moves to the solar module manufacturer from Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP where he served as a partner in the firm's corporate department specialising in securities offerings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Gaffney has been a key adviser to First Solar Inc, including representing the company in its IPO.
In his new role, Gaffney will lead First Solar's legal, corporate development, government affairs, and corporate communications activities. He will report to chief executive officer Mike Ahearn.
Formed in 1999, First Solar is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and has module manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe and Asia.