Ten K Solar, an innovator in commercial rooftop solar technology, announced that Jeffrey J. Hohn has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1. Hohn, who formerly served as VP and General Manager of 3M’s Renewable Energy Division, will succeed Joel Cannon, a Co-Founder of Ten K Solar. Going forward, Cannon will serve as Ten K’s Chief Strategy Officer and remain on the company’s Board of Directors.
“In my experience, managing a start-up and managing a company through its growth stages takes two very different skill sets,” Cannon said. “I consider this a major milestone in Ten K’s development, and in Jeff, the Company is gaining a handpicked leader with both a Ten K Solar history and the leadership skills to manage both the growth and scale Ten K Solar will continue to achieve.”
“I am honored to be selected as the next CEO of Ten K Solar. The opportunity for the Company is tremendous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is both humbling and exhilarating,” Hohn said. “I am focused on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers require. Ten K has a history of creating industry-leading products, and I couldn’t be more confident in our ability to rapidly grow this great company.”
Hohn has held multiple direct leadership positions, serving as a VP and General Manager and VP of Business Development at companies such as 3M, Veeco Instruments, and Seagate Technology. His responsibilities have included P&L leadership for multiple businesses with significant footprints in solar. In addition, his experiences in leading acquisitions, divestitures, and integrations are a great asset to Ten K Solar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and a Masters in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.
Brad Forth, Chairman of the Board of Directors, remarked, “Ten K is particularly fortunate that an entrepreneur like Joel would identify his own successor as the company scales. We couldn’t be more pleased with Jeff’s experience, intelligence, work ethic and track record. Adding Jeff to the team alongside Founder, President and CTO Dallas Meyer and Joel makes the Ten K executive team truly world-class.”
“Ten K Solar is one of those rare companies that have a truly innovative product,” Hohn continued. “We must continue to transform solar technology and increase awareness of the energy output, cost, and safety advantages of the Ten K Solar solution. Ten K Solar’s revenue has doubled each of the last three years, and we intend to continue this same trajectory going forward.”
— Solar Builder magazine