GT Advanced Technologies names new CEO

Greg Knight gets job after Dave Keck steps down

GT Advanced Technologies of Merrimack, a manufacturer of equipment to produced advanced materials, has named Greg Knight as its new CEO following the resignation of Dave Keck.

GTAT, which did not say why Keck resigned his position. But in a statement, Keck said, "The solar industry is at an inflection point, where significant cost-down opportunities have reached their limits and the market needs technologies that deliver ever greater efficiency. GT's unique positioning in photovoltaics presents a number of exciting opportunities to work with our world-class roster of customers and partners to drive the necessary technical innovation in solar and to generate significant growth for the company.”

Knight, a member of GTAT’s board of directors, had been the director of process engineering at GTAT’s predecessor firm, GT Solar Technologies, from 2006 to 2010.

Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Exawatt and PV Tech Group, consulting firms that specialize in providing strategic marketing and technology advisory services to companies in the PV industry.

GTAT, which went public as GT Solar in 2008, filed for bankruptcy in October 2014 after its deal to produce sapphire for the screens of Apple’s mobile devices fell apart, leaving it with over $1.3 billion in debt and filing the second-largest bankruptcy in state history.

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