Midsummer hires Business Development Manager with European growth focus

The Swedish clean tech company Midsummer, one of the world’s leading developers of advanced thin film solar technology and aesthetic BIPV solutions, has hired Jarno Montella as Business Development Manager. Jarno Montella previously worked as Managing Director of Hanergy Italy for the past nine years. At Midsummer, his main focus will be developing the European market.

The innovative solutions developed by Midsummer are receiving increased interest both from businesses interested in producing advanced flexible solar modules, and from final customers wanting to integrate flexible solar modules into their own products, roofs and building facades.

“Thanks to our team’s efforts of improving the performances of our products and equipment, Midsummer experienced an impressive growth of 1780% in the last 5 years” said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer. “Jarno Montella’s experience in the European thin film solar sector will certainly help boost our global market presence and our focus on manufacturing and sales on the European market”.

Jarno Montella is a veteran of the solar photovoltaic sector, having worked in various roles at Hanergy and at Secular Energy. He has developed numerous projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2014 he was the recipient of a prestigious award “Top Investor in Italy” awarded by the China-Italy Foundation for his achievements in the solar PV sector.

Furthermore, Jarno Montella has considerable experience in finance from global asset management company Robeco and the asset management division of ABN AMRO. He holds an MBA and has attended courses both at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School.

“Midsummer is a hidden gem in the solar sector. It is one of those rare combinations where advanced technology, innovative design and exceptional quality blend together over the entire array of products that the company offers” said Jarno Montella. “And it doesn’t end there” he added. “the friendly and approachable culture of the team makes Midsummer an ideal company to partner with. I am thrilled to join the team and my ambition is to contribute to reveal this hidden gem to the world!”

Jarno Montella starts his employment at Midsummer on the first of March.

Jarno Montella Business Development Manager Midsummer

For further information and interviews, please contact:
Helena Engelbrecht
Head of Communications, Midsummer
E-mail: helena.engelbrecht@midsummer.se
Phone: +46 73 532 25 29

About Midsummer
Midsummer is a leading developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions for the production and installation of thin film solar panels. Its business offering includes equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of thin film solar cells as well as building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions. Midsummer’s production process for thin film solar cells has a minimal carbon footprint compared to other production processes for solar modules. Midsummer’s DUO system has taken the position as the most widespread manufacturing tool for flexible CIGS solar cells in the world.

Midsummer develops, markets and sells solar panels directly to end customers from its own production and via contract manufacturers. With
Midsummer Solar Roofs the costumers enjoy lightweight, thin and flexible solar panels that make for an aesthetically pleasing solar roof. The Midsummer Solar Roofs products are SLIM, WAVE and BOLD.

Midsummer’s proprietary technology is based on a rapid process for the production of flexible thin film solar cells using sputtering of all layers of the solar cell. The Company’s share (MIDS) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with G & W Fondkommission as Certified Adviser, phone: +46 (0)8-503 000 50, email: 
ca@gwkapital.se. For more information, please visit: midsummer.se

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Midsummer is a hidden gem in the solar sector. It is one of those rare combinations where advanced technology, innovative design and exceptional quality blend together over the entire array of products that the company offers. And it doesn’t end there, the friendly and approachable culture of the team makes Midsummer an ideal company to partner with. I am thrilled to join the team and my ambition is to contribute to reveal this hidden gem to the world!
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