MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. announced that the company's board of directors has appointed Randy H. Zwirn as a new independent member of the board.
Zwirn, 59, is the CEO, energy services division of Siemens AG, Energy Sector. He also serves as president and CEO of Siemens Energy with regional responsibility for the overall energy sector in the Americas.
Prior to this role, Zwirn was a member of the group executive management of the Siemens power generation group beginning in 1998 after having served as president of the power generation business of Westinghouse Electric Corp., prior to Siemen's acquisition of the company the same year.
He began his career with Westinghouse in 1976 and spent the majority of his career within the power generation and energy businesses, where he was elected as a corporate officer in 1995.
Zwirn recently served on the advisory committee for the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and on the Governor's Council of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. He has also served on the board of directors of Areva, USA and the University of Central Florida Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College.
Through its SunEdison unit, MEMC is also a developer of solar power projects and a worldwide leader in solar energy services. MEMC's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WFR.