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Andreas Liebheit becomes Global Manager for Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit
Press release
Monday 28 October 2013

Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit announces that effective November 1, 2013, Andreas Liebheit will join the company as a new executive member. Liebheit will be transitioning into the Global Management role of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, replacing Andy London, the current Global Manager, upon his retirement in January 2014.

Andreas Liebheit has held leadership positions in the solar industry since 2006. Recently, he led Hanwha SolarOne as their Managing Director and Vice President of their EMEA business sector. Earlier, he was a Business Unit Manager for Solon Energy. His career initiated in the semiconductor industry where he held leadership positions with Siemens and Infineon. Liebheit earned a master's degree in physics from Munich University in 1996.

Andy London, Vice President of Heraeus Precious Metals North America Conshohocken LLC, has been with Heraeus for over forty years in a variety of roles in the area of thick film pastes for the electronic industry. In 2009 he assumed the position as Global Manager for the Photovoltaics Business Unit where he led the group to a leadership position as a developer and manufacturer of metallization pastes for solar cells.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of EUR4.2 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over 100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

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