ARMOR solar power films welcomes a new European leadership team


Followed by extensive external growth, ARMOR solar power films, a world leader in organic photovoltaics (OPV), is beginning a new chapter. Dr Ralph Paetzold will lead a multidisciplinary European team: Moïra Asses (senior VP of strategy and marketing), Mélanie Bertrand (VP technology), Hermann Issa (senior VP business development and project management), Sebastian Meier (VP corporate development and partner management), Tobias Sauermann (VP industrial), and Nicolas Vannieuwenhuyse (VP for key accounts). His key goal is to actively advance the fight against global warming, thanks to the innovative solar ASCA solution.

"One team, four sites and ten nationalities – ARMOR solar power films relies on talented experts and their synergies to bring all of its customers' ideas to life, to develop new solutions and to lead successfully," underlined Ralph Paetzold, CEO of ARMOR solar power films

The European Union aims to reach a 55% carbon reduction in emissions in 2030, compared to that of 1990. In order to do this the EU would have to invest $585bn (about €480bn) in renewable energy, by the end of the decade, according to analysts at Wood Mackenzie. Additionally, European carbon neutrality is mentioned in the Paris Agreement as a means of keeping global warming below 2 °C, compared to pre-industrial levels.

“OPV has become an integral player in the fight against global warming, and after a brief start-up phase, it is currently entering a significant growth period, with an increase in project demands for more frequent usage. Now more than ever, our customers’ and partners’ need for more decarbonised projects is placed at the centre of our company," added Paetzold.

ARMOR, the holding company of ARMOR solar power films, places societal innovation at the heart of its business model. This is why, for the past ten years, it has invested several tens of millions of euros in OPV, and in particular in the ASCA film, which is a unique tailor-made and aesthetic solution, that harmoniously integrates into a multitude of mediums. ARMOR plans to similarly financially invest in mass customisation projects.

"Positioned as a link in the value chain and not as a simple isolated technology, we are convinced that ASCA solar film is the low-carbon solution of the future. It can be used to solarise all existing surfaces, in numerous markets and sectors, like mobility, IoT or construction. Enabling access to energy everywhere, for everyone, all the time, is what we are aiming for," concluded Hubert de Boisredon, chairman and CEO, ARMOR.

Caption: The new leadership team at ARMOR solar power films (photo: ARMOR)

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