Evergreen Expands Marketing, Sales Organization in U.S., Europe

Evergreen Solar, a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products for the worldwide market, has made two appointments intended to increase the company’s exposure in the global solar electric marketplace…

Marlboro, Massachusetts – October 8, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Evergreen Solar, a developer, marketer and manufacturer of photovoltaic products for the worldwide market, has made two appointments intended to increase the company’s exposure in the global solar electric marketplace. Peter Rusch has been named European Marketing and Sales Manager and Lance Barret as U.S. National Sales Manager. Rusch has extensive sales, marketing, and operations experience in the solar business with emphasis on the German, Middle Eastern, and African markets. Prior to joining Evergreen Solar, he served as the deputy managing director of a European solar panel manufacturing company. He will manage Evergreen’s European office recently opened in Berlin, Germany. Barret joins Evergreen Solar to expand and manage U.S. sales operations with 18 years of experience from General Electric where he focused on sales and market development for GE Lighting and GE Industrial Systems. He was instrumental in developing the sales force and channel partners for GE products though the Industrial Systems Hardware and Home Center channels. He is based at Evergreen Solar’s manufacturing and corporate headquarters in Marlboro, Massachusetts. “The expansion of Evergreen Solar’s marketing and sales team is an important step in the company’s growth and development,” said Dr. Rex A. D’Agostino, Evergreen Solar’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “Peter and Lance bring to Evergreen Solar valuable experience and a fresh perspective gained from their substantial backgrounds in international sales, channel development, and partnering. Their experience will help us intensify Evergreen’s commitment to customer service, support and focus.” Evergreen Solar, Inc. – NASDAQ: ESLR

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