|[June 30, 2010]
eIQ Energy Names Dimitry Goder VP of Engineering, Paul Heidesch Director of Western Sales Area
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
In moves that will bolster its technology development and distribution
capabilities, Parallel Solar developer eIQ Energy Inc. has named Dimitry
Goder vice president of engineering, and Paul Heidesch director, Western
sales area. Both positions are newly created in response to increasing
levels of business for the company's Parallel Solar technology, which
enables wiring of solar arrays in parallel rather than series.
Mr. Goder has 25 years of engineering and marketing experience in power
management, most recently as senior director of power management
products for semiconductor developer Integrated Device Technology (News - Alert) (IDT).
Like virtually all of eIQ Energy's senior management, he has
entrepreneurial experience, having started a power management product
line at IDT and also co-founded Switch Power Inc. and served as its vice
president of design engineering until its 1999 acquisition by Bourns
In his new role, Mr. Goder will oversee the expansion and strategic
direction of eIQ Energy's development team as it enhances and extends
the Parallel Solar product line. Power management technology is at the
heart of eIQ Energy's products, which allow the connection of an
uprecedented number of solar panels on a single cable run, greatly
reducing up-front solar array costs and providing much more design
flexibility, while also boosting lifetime energy harvest with
"I'm excited to join a leader in green energy solutions, and to have the
opportunity to help make solar technology more widely available and
increasingly cost effective," said Mr. Goder.
Mr. Heidesch, who comes to eIQ Energy from Enerworks Solar where he
served as director of business development for the Southwest U.S., will
be based in Southern California and have responsibility for cultivating
new business channels in the Western U.S. He performed similar duties
for solar thermal developer Enerworks, and also worked in business
development at Advanced Solar Integration Technologies and IHS (News - Alert) Energy.
"I hope to quickly establish new distribution channels, and help cement
eIQ Energy's position as the leader in innovative array architecture
technology," commented Mr. Heidesch.
Oliver Janssen, CEO of eIQ Energy, noted that since the company's launch
last fall, it has seen steadily increasing market interest and demand.
"We're getting very positive signals, and we're glad to have the benefit
of Dimity and Paul's knowledge and skills as we move into our next stage
of growth," he said.
About eIQ Energy
eIQ Energy, Inc. uses unique power management technology to make solar
energy more effective and affordable. The company's Parallel Solar
products, built around the vBoost converter module, reduce overall
system costs and enable a true parallel architecture - benefiting system
designers, installers and operators. eIQ Energy was founded in 2007 with
the principal goal of improving the performance and the return on
investment for clean energy sources such as photovoltaic systems.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., eIQ Energy's executive team combines
sophisticated knowledge of power supply design, semiconductors and
energy management with broad entrepreneurial skills. For more
information, please visit www.eiqenergy.com
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