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Jurgen Krehnke named CEO of Sunfolding

Gwen Rose


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, AUGUST 15, 2017 – Sunfolding has appointed Jurgen Krehnke to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Krehnke's remarkable background in solar, manufacturing, and global markets, position him well to lead the company into its next phase of mass production and growth.

"I'm thrilled to have Jurgen join the team," said Leila Madrone, Sunfolding's CTO and Founder. "Sunfolding is at an exciting inflection point: we're set for massive scale up over the next few years and it's the perfect time to have Jurgen on-board to build the business while I continue to focus on delivering technological innovation."

Experienced Executive & Leader

Prior to joining Sunfolding, Krehnke brought a turn-around to KACO New Energy as CEO for the Americas. He expanded state-side manufacturing serving North, Central and South American solar markets and supply chains, while turning KACO into a top 5 regional inverter manufacturer. Prior to KACO, he was president and general manager of SMA America, the US division of world market leader for solar inverters, SMA Technologie AG. Under his leadership, the company grew more than 15-fold, creating several hundred "green collar jobs" and established US and Canada-based manufacturing.

Previously, Krehnke was an Executive in Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry, most notably with top ten players Philips Electronics and NXP Semiconductors.