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Sunfilm AG announces CFO

(PresseBox) (Grossroehrsdorf, Germany, ) Sunfilm AG announced the appointment of Mr. Ulrich Wantia as its CFO. Mr. Wantia will also be a member of Sunfilm's Executive Board. He has held executive financial positions at a number of companies involved with producing technology advanced products. Most recently, Mr. Wantia was CFO at Masterflex AG, Gelsenkirchen, where in addition to his financial responsibilities his activities included M&A projects in Germany, the UK and Eastern Europe. Before that, Mr. Wantia was CFO at OHB Technology, Bremen, where he led the company through an IPO.

"We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Wantia with his demonstrated financial expertise join our team and assist us on our future growth path," said Wolfgang Heinze, Sunfilm's COO and Chairman of the Executive Board.

At Sunfilm, Mr. Wantia will be responsible for all accounting, financial, legal and personnel aspects of the company.

Mr. Wantia has a degree in economics from the university of Witten/Herdecke.

He is married and has two teenage daughters.

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Sunfilm AG is one of the world's largest manufacturers of silicon-based thin-film modules with a combined capacity of ~85 megawatts peak (MWp) at its two German production sites in Grossroehrsdorf and Bitterfeld/Wolfen. The company has an additional 60 MWp of capacity under construction as well. Thin-film is one of the fastest growing segments of the solar PV industry. Sunfilm's innovative technology for tandem junction thin-film silicon solar modules allows a larger part of the solar spectrum to be harvested as compared to amorphous silicon thin-film solar modules, leading to higher module efficiencies. Additionally, the amount of silicon needed to produce these modules is significantly less than for crystalline silicon modules. Sunfilm AG is headquartered in Grossroehrsdorf and employs about 400 people.