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27 February 2013

GT appoints VP, new business development & product management

GT Advanced Technologies Inc of Nashua, NH, USA (a provider of polysilicon production technology as well as sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets) has appointed Linda Reinhard as VP, new business development and product management for its sapphire, DSS and HiCz products, reporting to chief operating officer Dan Squiller. Reinhard will be responsible for leading GT’s growth into new market segments and driving the product roadmap to capitalize on these new opportunities.

“Linda brings deep experience and a proven track record in both product management and new business development,” says Squiller. “Linda’s initial focus will be on growing our sapphire material and ASF [Advanced Sapphire Furnace] equipment business, particularly new opportunities in the cover and touch screen markets,” he adds. “She has extensive experience in Asia as well as in the mobile device segment, which we believe could be a significant area of opportunity... Linda will also drive our product management and new business development for HiCz and our traditional PV business.”

Reinhard received her BSEE from University of Illinois and an MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She has over 20 years of experience with technology firms including Motorola, Cisco, Nokia and H-P, holding senior positions in new business development, marketing, sales, and product management. She has lived in Asia and has extensive experience in China and Asia Pacific introducing new products to major OEMs.

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