John Sedgwick

President
VDE Americas
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John co-founded VDE Americas in 2013, where he has served as President & CEO VDE Americas, Inc. and President, VDE US Holdings, Inc.  wholly owned subsidiary of VDE GmBH, Germany.  John is a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in establishing innovative technology companies and generating returns to investors. He has over 20 years of solar industry experience ranging from upstream silicon manufacturing to finance/development of 100MW+ utility scale plants. John’s solar journey started in 2001 when he co-founded Solaicx, a monocrystalline wafer manufacture based in Santa Clara with operations in Portland, Oregon. John served as Executive Vice President of the company until it was sold to MEMC/SunEdison in 2010. At SunEdison, John was Director, Sales & Marketing until he left the company to start up VDE Americas.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University.

2 Dec 2021, 18:00
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  • Module/BoM optimization to mitigate effects of extreme weather events (hail, hurricanes)
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