New CEO at REC Group – pv journal Worldwide
The REC Group appoints Jan Enno Bicker as its new CEO. Steve O’Neil remains on REC’s board of directors
February 16, 2021
The REC Group, a leading global solar energy company headquartered in Norway, today announced that Steve O’Neil will step down from his position as CEO of the REC Group on March 1st. After six exciting years of leading the brand into a new era, Steve has decided to return to his hometown in Montana, where his family lives. Jan Enno Bicker, CFO of the REC Group since 2016, will take over the position of the new CEO and continue to build on Steve’s path to success. Steve remains on the board of directors of REC Solar Pte. Ltd. and its affiliates to ensure continuity.
The Board of Directors was impressed with Steve’s commitment and hard work to achieve and deliver strong operational and commercial results worldwide during his tenure as CEO, translating REC’s vision into significant achievements. REC has achieved many milestones under Steve’s leadership, the most important of which is REC’s repositioning for technology leadership and innovative high-performance products. Steve took the organization through giant leaps that had a significant impact on the solar industry:
The REC Board of Directors is confident that Jan REC will continue to deliver significant value. Due to his current experience as CFO and his very close collaboration with Steve and the entire senior management team, Jan has the broad perspective and the know-how to fulfill REC’s ambition to grow and be successful. Prior to joining REC, he served for many years as CFO of the TE Connectivity business unit, most recently as Vice President & General Manager. He has extensive international experience and has worked and lived in Asia, the USA and Europe. Jan has successfully led and motivated culturally diverse teams in very competitive and fast-moving industries, achieving solid profit and loss results.
“While Steve is stepping down from the position of CEO of REC, I am grateful that REC and the entire industry will not lose him as a strong driver of technological innovation and a passionate climate warrior,” confirms Jan. leading the next critical phase, supported by Steve as a board member and REC’s strong senior management team. “
Looking back on six years as CEO of REC Group, Steve comments, “REC is a credible advocate for the global energy transition and green economy. It is a great honor for me to lead such a passionate team, for which “Solar’s Most Trusted” is not just a catchphrase, but the promise that all REC employees keep every day. I am proud of what we have achieved and I continue to be committed to REC and will continue to serve as REC brand ambassadors around the world. “