Former Polaris CEO appointed to new position

Abound Solar, a manufacturer of solar modules, has appointed former Polaris Industries CEO Thomas Tiller to lead the company.

“I am very excited and thankful to be given the opportunity to lead a company at the cutting edge of solar energy innovation,” Tiller said in a press release. “Abound is uniquely positioned to leverage its proprietary manufacturing technology in reducing the cost of solar power, and I look forward to playing a significant role in the company’s continued growth.”

Tiller served as CEO of Polaris for nine years. He will assume the position of CEO effective Jan. 18, at which point current interim CEO of Abound Solar, Doug Schatz, will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors.

“In the last year, Abound Solar has reached several key milestones, including commercial production of modules and achieving product certification,” said Schatz. “With Tom’s strong track record of delivering outstanding results — both at Polaris and General Electric — the Abound Solar Board of Directors is confident he is the best person to capitalize on that progress and build the next leading solar module manufacturer.”

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