Karlsruhe, 17th October 2012 – The Chairman of Novatec Solar’s Shareholder Committee, Nicholas James, has announced the appointment of Andreas Wittke as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board. Mr. Wittke will take over the role from departing CEO Dr. Christoph Wolff.

Andreas Wittke has many years experience in the energy and power generation industry which he gained in his time working for the German Babcock Group and NEM (NL). In 2006 he joined Alstom’s Management Board in Germany as Vice President Global Power Sales for Germany and Central Europe. In 2008 Mr. Wittke was appointed Alstom’s Country President in Germany. He has studied mechanical engineering (power plant and process engineering) at the University of Essen.

“We are very pleased to welcome Andreas to Novatec Solar,” said Nicholas James, Chairman of the Shareholder Committee of Novatec Solar. “I am confident his background and experience in the international power generation market will add significant value to Novatec Solar’s strategy.”

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