Sharp Appoints Michael A. Ludgate As Senior Director Of Sales, Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group

July 09, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced that Michael A. Ludgate has been appointed senior director of sales at Sharp’s Solar Energy Solutions Group (SESG), the U.S. solar division of SEC, which provides a broad range of solar energy applications to residential and commercial customers. In this position, Mr. Ludgate is responsible for developing sales strategies and directing the sales force to expand the SESG business. Mr. Ludgate reports to Tim Polega, vice president of SESG.

"Michael is an effective leader with a breadth of experience in bringing solar power to businesses and residential customers all over the United States. With his proven track record of developing strategies that maximize business growth, he will be a major asset to Sharp," said Tim Polega, vice president of SESG. "We are pleased to have him join our team and look forward to working with him as we celebrate our 50th anniversary of Sharp’s solar business."

Prior to joining SEC, Mr. Ludgate served as the business unit director of Kyocera Solar Inc. where he led the business development, sales, marketing and systems engineering teams for Kyocera’s solar division. Before joining Kyocera, Mr. Ludgate worked at Intel Corporation as the business strategy lead for the company’s Industrial Automation Business Unit. Prior to this role, Mr. Ludgate drove the sales and marketing strategy for Intel Corporation’s Storage Components Division. He also served as the HP marketing and strategy manager for both thin clients and wireless networking.

"Sharp has a commitment to and is leading the industry with practical, efficient, and affordable solar electric systems for half a century. I look forward to helping make solar energy accessible to more consumers and businesses," said Ludgate.

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