XsunX Elevates Joseph Grimes to President and Robert Wendt to Chief Technology Officer
ALISO VIEJO, California, April 21, 2009 – XsunX, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XSNX), a solar technology company working to build a multi-megawatt thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar module manufacturing facility, today announced management changes focused at broadening business development oversight and leveraging management skill sets of current members of the XsunX staff.
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Mr. Joseph Grimes, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted and his position will now include that of President. Under his dual roles Mr. Grimes will have oversight responsibilities in helping to define the Company’s strategies while continuing to execute XsunX business development objectives. XsunX has benefited from Mr. Grimes experience in thin-film technology commercialization, manufacturing management experience, and his extensive background in the development of management programs. Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor’s degree in business economics and environmental studies, and a Master’s in computer modeling and operation research applications, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Mr. Robert G. Wendt, the Company’s current V.P. of Engineering, has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer and is assuming responsibility for the oversight of thin film technology development, product design, and technology commercialization efforts. Mr. Wendt brings to XsunX nearly 15 years of solar thin film development and commercialization experience including successful commercialization efforts with thin films based on copper indium gallium dislelenide (CIGS). Prior to joining XsunX, Mr. Wendt was Vice President of Product Development, and Engineering at Global Solar Energy where he led and directed several areas including CIGS technology development, equipment design and integration, facilities design and construction, engineering, production, and operations where he gained direct commercial experience in the production of over several million square feet of marketable CIGS thin film solar product.
“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph and Robert, two well respected industry experts and veterans with outstanding technology and leadership records,” stated Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX . “Their fervor for renewable energy technologies coupled with strong experience implementing sustainable goals will enable XsunX to better execute our strategies. As CEO of XsunX, I will continue to focus on corporate governance, securities compliance, and capital formation efforts.” concluded Djokovich.
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