Dr. Charlie Wang, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Charlie Wang holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and a Master of Science degree in optics from Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. He is an adjunct professor for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at UNM and also is an invited professor at the School of Electrical Engineering in Anhui University of Science and Technology. Wang was the R&D manager at Semiconductor Laser International Corporation, then joined Emcore as a senior development engineer where he became the R&D manager, engineering director, development director and general manager for Emcore China. He was the executive vice president of Emcore before he became general manager of Suncore Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. in China, and CEO of Suncore Photovoltaics Inc. in the United States. He has been the vice chairman of the board of Suncore Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd. since January 2013.
Dr. Jim Foresi, Vice President
Dr. James Foresi is the vice president of Suncore in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Foresi manages the technical team, which includes seven engineers focused on the research and development for renewable energy technologies. Foresi has been working in the solar field since 2007, when he joined Emcore’s solar power division. He has more than 15 years of experience in the development of optoelectronic systems, including two years as a researcher in the field of semiconductor microsystems at Sandia National Laboratories and as vice president of engineering for Clarendon Photonics. Foresi received his PhD in materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and degrees in electrical engineering from Boston University and the University of Michigan. He proudly holds numerous patents in the fields of integrated optics and solar energy and his work has been widely published.
Michael Yates, Director of Business Development
Michael Yates is the head of Global Sales and Strategic Development at Suncore. He is responsible for developing and executing the company’s renewable energy project development and strategic partnership goals. He sits on the international CPV Consortium Board of Directors, which positively influences the solar industry. In 2007, he entered the solar industry as a business development manager for Emcore Corporation. Yates’ extensive international business development experience, and fluency in Spanish, were influential in the successful deployment of Emcore’s first solar projects in Spain and Europe. A key player in setting up solar demonstration projects in numerous countries and supporting the positive adoption of the technology worldwide, Yates also leads efforts to provide bare and packaged III-V solar cell components to companies within the solar industry. He proudly graduated with degrees in business administration and management and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia.