Bill Gallo named Areva Solar CEO

Bill Gallo has been named the new CEO of Areva Solar, the global solar business unit of Areva Renewables, effective March 1.

Current CEO Robert Fishman, who took the company from startup to a specialist in concentrated solar power, is expected to continue in his role through the transition, though his reason for departure was not disclosed.

Areva Solar -- with about 500 employees and operations in the United States, India, and Australia -- is based in Mountain View, while its parent company is French nuclear giant Areva.

Areva Solar makes and installs solar steam generators for power generation and industrial customers.

Gallo, a 14-year company veteran, has been the CEO of Areva Federal Services, overseeing public sector contracts with technology installations at U.S. Department of Energy sites.

Read more in Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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