Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI) – the leader in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art, lightweight, flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions – has hired Paul Warley Jr. as its next chief financial officer (CFO). Warley comes to Ascent Solar with significant experience in corporate turnarounds, restructuring, cross-border trade and capital advisory.
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Ascent Solar CFO Paul Warley (Photo: Business Wire)
Prior to Ascent, Warley was president of Warley & Company LLC, a strategic advisory firm from 2015 to 2022 – providing executive management services, capital advisory, and M&A to middle-market companies in the service, construction, technology, oil & gas, clean energy, food, retail and green-building sectors. While at Warley & Company from 2018 to 2019, he was engaged as chief executive officer and CFO of 360Imaging, a provider of products and services for implant surgery and digital dentistry. From 2011 to 2015, Warley served clients in the alternative energy industry as a managing director and chief compliance officer with Deloitte Corporate Finance. From 1997 to 2011, Warley was managing director and region manager for GE Capital. From 1984 to 1997, Warley served as senior vice president with Bank of America and Bankers Trust.
“We would like to thank our outgoing CFO, Mike Gilbreth, for his efforts and the results achieved during his tenure,” said Ascent Solar CEO Jeffrey Max. “As we continue transforming Ascent Solar, Paul Warley’s 30-plus years of experience in financial management, investment banking, corporate restructuring and M&A will be of terrific value.”
Warley holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. He earned his bachelor’s in accounting from The Citadel and served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Captain.
About Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
With 40 years of R&D, 15 years of manufacturing, numerous awards, and a comprehensive IP and patent portfolio, Ascent Solar is a leading provider of CIGS solar technology and manufacturer of innovative, high performance, flexible thin-film solar panels for both existing and emerging agrivoltaic, space, and aerospace applications. Ascent’s patented, monolithic integration process enables remarkable levels of flexibility, efficiency, durability and weight savings – revolutionizing the way solar power can be used in everyday life. Ascent Solar’s research and development center and 5-MW nameplate production facility are in Thornton, Colorado. To learn more, visit https://www.ascentsolar.com
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