Moser Baer Photovoltaic ups Rajiv Arya as CEO

Mumbai: Moser Baer Photovoltaic (MBPV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moser Baer has named Rajiv Arya as the new CEO.

Arya has been with MBPV since September 2007 as COO. Arya has experience of over 25 years in the solar energy space and has been instrumental in scale-up and validation of three thin film technologies from research into pilot production.

"I am delighted to welcome Rajiv Arya as the new Leader of our Photovoltaic business. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to take the company to the next level of success. We are leveraging our core R&D and high-teach manufacturing competencies to emerge as significant Player in the global solar photovoltaic industry and rajiv is the ideal person for the Job. I wish him every success in his new role," said Moser Baer executive director Ratul Puri.

Arya added, "To lead this business is both a privilege and a great opportunity and I thank the management for reposing their faith in me. My focus will be on making Moser Baer one the top five PV companies globally. With high quality manufacturing, cutting edge R&D and exploring and establishing new markets for PV, Moser Baer’s business is poised exponential growth."

Arya has earlier been the Chief Techology Officer of the California-based OptiSolar Inc. and Director of the Oregon Renewable Energy Centre in Portland Oregon. He also served a long stint with the Virginia-based BP Solar.