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Board of Directors

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Chairman

Terry Jester

Terry Jester is a 37-year veteran of the solar industry with extensive leadership experience in the manufacturing and engineering of photovoltaics. She joined Silicor Materials in 2010 following her active involvement in the company as entrepreneur in residence at Hudson Clean Energy. Ms. Jester has managed large solar operations and held engineering positions for SoloPower, SunPower, SolarWorld, Siemens, Arco and Shell. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University Northridge.

Niel Auerbach

Neil Auerbach, founder and managing partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, joined the Silicor Materials Board of Directors in 2011. Formerly, Mr. Auerbach was a Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he co-founded the U.S. alternative energy investment business within the Special Situations Group, and led several of Goldman's most successful investments in renewable energy. Mr. Auerbach founded and managed several other businesses at Goldman during his seven-year tenure with the firm, supervising over 30 professionals in the U.S. and Europe, and presiding over a $3 billion balance sheet. Mr. Auerbach worked in the firm's Debt Capital Markets and Credit Derivatives units before joining the Special Situations Group in December 2003.

Bill Wiberg

Bill Wiberg, lead partner for investments in cleantech practice at Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV), joined the Silicor Materials Board of Directors in 2012. He brings extensive operational and venture capital experience, including 19 years with Lucent Technologies. Mr. Wiberg was president of Lucent’s Cellular and PCS Wireless Networks division from 1997 to 2000, in which it became a $5 billion business. Prior to that, he served as a general partner at Orange Ventures, one of the largest mobile service providers in the world, and as a general partner with Bowman Capital’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Wiberg holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Mark Pinto

Mark Pinto, a senior technology executive who has led innovative organizations across the semiconductor, telecommunication, displays and renewable energy industries, joined the Silicor Materials Board of Directors in 2013. Most recently Dr. Pinto served as executive vice president at Applied Materials. He initiated the company’s solar business, generating more than $5B of total revenue. Dr. Pinto also led Applied Materials’ display business, focusing on delivering low cost HDTVs and new applications such as touch screens. Prior to Applied Materials, Dr. Pinto spent 19 years with Bell Laboratories, and previously the Lucent Microelectronics Group, where he served in R&D and business management roles. Dr. Pinto received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Wilson Chang

Wilson Chang, vice president at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, joined the Silicor Materials Board of Directors in 2014. Previously, he was at Silver Lake Partners, focusing on investments and deal execution in the technology and cleantech industries. Prior to that, Mr. Chang was at Goldman Sachs, engaging in M&A and financing transactions for cleantech, power, and utility clients. Mr. Chang holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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