People: First Solar Inc (FSLR.OQ)
Mr. James F. Nolan is Independent Director of First Solar Inc. since February 2003. Mr. Nolan served as the vice president of operations of Solar Cells, Inc. the predecessor to First Solar, and was responsible for research, development, and manufacturing operations. He designed and built early prototype equipment for First Solar’s pilot manufacturing line and led the team that developed the process for producing large area thin-film cadmium telluride solar modules. Mr. Nolan worked as a part-time consultant for First Solar from November 2000 until March 2007. Mr. Nolan has over 35 years of experience in physics, engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and process design with companies such as Westinghouse, Owens Illinois, Glasstech, and Photonics Systems. Mr. Nolan holds more than 10 patents in areas of flat panel electronic displays and photovoltaic (“PV”) devices and processes. Mr. Nolan earned his B.S. in Physics from the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Nolan provides the board with extensive experience in engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and process design, obtained through his work at the predecessor to First Solar and other companies throughout his career.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||--|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||160,119|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||100,000|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||260,119|