Berlin, December 17, 2010, Dr. Martin Detje is to become the new chief operating officer (COO) responsible for SOLON SE’s operations division with effect from January 1, 2011. Dr. Detje (49), who holds a doctorate in physics, started his career at Omicron Vakuumphysik GmbH. He was initially located in Japan for several years, where he set up a local service network before becoming product manager. In 2001, he joined Infineon Technologies AG (subsequently Qimonda AG), where one of his roles was to establish an R&D center at the company’s Dresden site.
He then became head of operations and projects at Qimonda Solar GmbH before heading up its research and development department. Most recently, he was responsible for the turnkey production lines business at global solar energy company Roth und Rau AG. At the same time, he held the position of managing director at its subsidiary Roth und Rau Ortner GmbH, which specializes in production logistics and automation solutions for the photovoltaics industry. Dr. Detje is married with two children.
SOLON's current COO, Dr. Gero Wiese, is to resign his directorship and leave the company at the end of the year by mutual consent with the Supervisory Board. He is currently in negotiations regarding an executive role with a company in which SOLON SE holds a stake. The Supervisory Board would like to thank Dr. Wiese for his dedication and excellent service as a member of the SOLON SE Management Board, particularly his professionalism during the establishment of our production facilities and in the restructuring phase.
Having launched a marketing and sales campaign this year, SOLON SE’s Supervisory Board has also decided to appoint a new Management Board member with sole responsibility for sales. Andreas Amelang has been recruited for the new role of chief sales officer (CSO), which he will take up on April 1, 2011. Andreas Amelang (49) has a degree in marine engineering, and his first position after graduating was as a project engineer at the MTW Schiffswerft shipyard in Wismar, Germany. He subsequently joined the Voith group of companies, where he was a project planning engineer in its global ship propeller sales team. He later became head of sales/project planning at Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG. In 2004, he joined the Aker Group in Germany as marketing and sales director for shipyards. He returned to Voith in 2007, where his most recent position was vice president for Voith radial propellers with responsibility for establishing a new division for special ship propulsion systems. Andreas Amelang is married and has one son.
Source: SOLON SE