GT Advanced Technologies Announces Renewed Focus on Photovoltaic Technology and Appointment of New CEO

MERRIMACK, N.H., Oct. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GT) announced that it has appointed Greg Knight as CEO, effective September 15, 2016. GT’s board of directors has accepted the resignation of the previous CEO, Dave Keck.

Knight, a member of the GT board, has extensive PV industry experience, with leadership positions at various companies, including GT, where he was the director of process engineering during GT’s rapid expansion in the PV industry between 2006 and 2010. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Exawatt and PV Tech Group, two of the industry’s leading consulting firms specializing in providing strategic marketing and technology advisory services to companies in the PV industry. Knight studied chemistry at Cornell University and is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School. 

“The solar industry is at an inflection point, where significant cost-down opportunities have reached their limits and the market needs technologies that deliver ever greater efficiency,” said Knight. “GT’s unique positioning in photovoltaics presents a number of exciting opportunities to work with our world-class roster of customers and partners to drive the necessary technical innovation in solar and to generate significant growth for the company,” Knight continued.

GT’s technology roadmap will include advanced technologies and processes for CZ ingot growth, advanced directional solidification platforms, as well as next-generation polysilicon and silane technologies. 

About GT Advanced Technologies Inc.
GT Advanced Technologies Inc. is a leader in crystal growth and polysilicon technology for the global solar industry. Our products accelerate the adoption of technologies that lower the cost of power generation through high efficiency solutions. GT’s Advanced Sapphire Materials Group is the world’s leading supplier of Ti:Sapphire and low absorption optical sapphire (LAOS).  For additional information about GT Advanced Technologies, please visit

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