SolFocus Hires Former Lockheed Martin Executive as Company President

SolFocus, Inc., a maker of commercial concentrator photovoltaics based in Mountain View, California USA, announced that Mark Crowley, a former Lockheed Martin executive, has joined the company as president. He will report to chairman and CEO Gary D. Conley. The company indicated that the expansion of its leadership team marks a shift from R&D and product development, into the commercialization and volume deployment phase of its business. Mr. Crowley joins SolFocus from Lockheed Martin Space Systems where he served as vice president of West Coast operations. Mr. Crowley reportedly has over 25 years of technical and program management experience including time at Lockheed Martin as VP of technical operations, VP of programs and subcontracts, as well as VP and program director of the company’s SBIRS program, a highly technical and complex program utilizing some of the same technologies such as non-imaging optics which are used in SolFocus solar systems. The company said that Mr. Crowley will be taking over responsibilities for product development, delivery, support, and execution of its operations.