Tiller appointed CEO of Colorado Solar Company


Former Polaris CEO Tom Tiller will take the reins of Colorado-based Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar), a manufacturer of low-cost, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules.

Tiller was CEO at Polaris Industries for 9 years. Prior to Polaris, he worked at General Electric for 15 years. He will assume the position of CEO at Abound Jan. 18, replacing interim CEO Doug Schatz. Schatz will become chairman of the board of directors.

“In the last year, Abound Solar has reached several key milestones, including commercial production of modules and achieving product certification,” said Schatz. “With Tom’s strong track record of delivering outstanding results – both at Polaris and General Electric - the Abound Solar board of directors is confident he is the best person to capitalize on that progress and build the next leading solar module manufacturer.”

Abound Solar was founded in 2007 to commercialize a proprietary process for manufacturing thin-film photovoltaic modules.

Posted by Holly Wagner