Fremont, CA – 02. February 2010 – Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic systems for commercial rooftops, announced today that John Gaffney will join the company as its Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel. Mr. Gaffney will lead Solyndra's legal and corporate development activities and will report to Chris Gronet, Chief Executive Officer of Solyndra.
Most recently, from January 2008 to December 2009, Mr. Gaffney was an Executive Vice President at First Solar, Inc. where he led the legal, corporate development, sustainable development and environmental affairs departments. Previously, Mr. Gaffney practiced law for over 20 years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he became a partner in 1993 and advised numerous corporate and institutional clients on merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Mr. Gaffney holds a B.A. from The George Washington University and a J.D. and an M.B.A. from New York University.