Ferdinand Seemann, President and CEO of sequel Power, LLC. Prior to founding Se2quel Partners in 2003, Mr. Seemann held senior positions in several leading technology companies, including Vice President of Lam Research Corporation, Executive Vice President of Mattson Technology, President & CEO of Steag Microtech and President and Owner of Seemann Engineering. From 2008 until 2010, Mr. Seemann was a director of Tegal Corporation. Mr. Seemann holds a MSEE from the University of Regensburg in 1985, where he authored a Master’s thesis entitled “Novel, Cost Efficient Photovoltaic Systems”.
Dr. Stephan Mohren, founder of se2quel Management GmbH, will manage sequel Power’s European operations under a management services contract with sequel Power. Dr. Mohren, a senior technology and finance executive, is the former President & CEO of Steag HamaTech AG, and served on the Boards of Directors of Steag Industrie AG and Nawotech GmbH. In addition, Dr. Mohren was a Venture Partner at Wellington Partners GmbH and an investment advisor to WestSteag Partners GmbH and Equita GmbH. He holds an MBA from the University of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, and a PhD in Business Administration from University Saarbrücken.
Additional key members of the sequel Power team include Steven Bay and Karen Reinhardt, both coming over from se2quel Partners. Steven Bay joins the new company as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bay is the former Representative Director and Executive Vice President at SEN Corporation in Tokyo, VP Marketing & Technology at Mattson Technology, CTO & VP Marketing & Technology at CFM Technologies, and President of RF Services, Inc. Mr. Bay holds a BA in Chemistry/Philosophy from Saint Louis University. Karen Reinhardt, sequel Power’s Chief Technology Officer, has led se2quel Partners’ efforts in solar process and manufacturing technology, including yield management, developing and implementing significant solar efficiency improvements in mass production lines at many locations throughout the world, including in China and South Korea. Formerly with Novellus Systems, Inc., Ms. Reinhardt is a recognized expert in wet processing for semiconductor manufacturing, having authored over 30 technical papers and two authoritative books on the subject. She is an ITRS roadmap executive and leader with multiple patents and holds a MS in Chemistry from Texas Tech University.