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SONNENSTROMFABRIK CEO Dr. Bernhard Weilharter leaves the company

After eight years at the helm of the SONNENSTROMFABRIK / CS Wismar GmbH (SONNENSTROMFABRIK), Dr. Bernhard Weilharter will leave the company on June 30, 2023, to take on a new challenge outside the CENTROTEC Group.

Dr. Weilharter played a key role in the successful establishment of the SONNENSTROMFABRIK as part of the industrial division of the CENTROTEC Group. The foundation was laid at the former Centrosolar plant in Wismar. Since December 2015, he has been responsible as CEO for strategy, sales, and controlling of the company. Together with Rüdiger Drewes, Managing Director for strategy, product development, and production, they steered SONNENSTROMFABRIK back into profitability within one year. Today, the SONNENSTROMFABRIK is one of the most advanced and leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules in Europe.

The SONNENSTROMFABRIK is one of the few manufacturers that produce in Germany. The company now offers a wide range of glass/film modules and has the most extensive portfolio of glass/glass modules in the industry, consistently focusing on quality, design, and performance. Production is carried out both under its own brand name and on behalf of other photovoltaic manufacturers. Special modules, off-grid modules, and roof-integrated modules complete the SONNENSTROMFABRIK's portfolio. As the first company in the industry, the SONNENSTROMFABRIK has consistently redefined sustainability and optimized and certified production processes to minimize CO2 emissions.

Rüdiger Drewes: "We would like to sincerely thank Dr. Weilharter for his work, his dedicated commitment, and the success achieved during all these years, and we wish him great success in his future endeavors."

Alexander Tesch (46) will assume the position of Dr. Bernhard Weilharter on August 1, 2023. Rüdiger Drewes will continue to complement the management team of the SONNENSTROMFABRIK as Managing Director. Tesch brings extensive experience in sales of technically demanding products and business development in various industries. One focus lies in the area of system competence and promotion of sustainable technologies.

Bernd Pawlik: "With Mr. Tesch, we have gained a generalist with a strong focus on customer benefits, innovations, and service, who understands himself as a true team player. We are delighted to be able to fill the position with competence and wish Mr. Tesch every success in his new role!"

 

About SONNENSTROMFABRIK
SONNENSTROMFABRIK (CS Wismar GmbH) is one of the most modern and qualitatively leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules in Europe. The module factory in Wismar in northern Germany has established itself as a quality leader. Today, SONNENSTROMFABRIK has the most extensive portfolio of glass/glass modules in the industry and produces solar panels under its own brand name as well as on behalf of other solar manufacturers. The origins of the production facility in Wismar go back some 25 years. SONNENSTROMFABRIK also consistently focuses on quality, design and performance when it comes to glass/foil modules. Special modules, off-grid modules and roof-integrated modules add to the SONNENSTROMFABRIK portfolio. As the first company in the industry, SONNENSTROMFABRIK has consistently redefined the topic of sustainability and optimized and certified production processes for minimal CO2 emissions. Compared to conventional solar modules, the products of the SONNENSTROMFABRIK convince, among other things, by a significantly longer service life and high efficiency.


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