November 21, 2013 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that Ardes Johnson has been named Vice President of Sales for SolarWorld Americas in Camarillo, CA. The search was led by Fleming Jones, who commented, “Ardes built and led a very successful team for GE’s Energy Management business and has made a positive impact in each role he had with GE. We expect him to have great success in his new role at SolarWorld based on his knowledge of the market and his personable leadership skills.”
Ardes comes to SolarWorld Americas from General Electric, where he led and managed a diverse team of sales professionals and technical engineers within the Energy Management division of GE Energy. Additional previous employers include BAE Systems.
Prior to joining GE, Ardes served as an officer in the United States Navy, including a successful deployment as a Navy Nuclear Officer on the USS Harry S. Truman. Ardes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.
For over 35 years, SolarWorld has been one of the leading and largest producers of solar technology worldwide. SolarWorld is dedicated to creating cutting edge solar power technologies, quality government solar systems, and personal home solar panels. SolarWorld is currently headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a location in Camarillo, California and factories throughout the US and Germany.
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