Global solar equipment manufacturer SolarEdge has announced the appointment of Carsten Schmidt to General Manager of SolarEdge e-Mobility Division. In the role, Schmidt will be responsible for leading strategic growth and operations of SolarEdge’s new e-Mobility Division. The move comes after SolarEdge acquired of electric motor manufacture S.M.R.E. in 2019.
“I am excited to join SolarEdge and lead its new e-Mobility Division," said Schmidt. “The overlap between EV and PV technology can lead to promising innovations. I am looking forward to combining my experience in e-mobility with the current technologies and capabilities of the SolarEdge e-Mobility division and leveraging this with SolarEdge’s leading PV and power electronics technology and business track record in order to deliver market-leading powertrain solutions.”
Schmidt has more than ten years of automation industry experience with a focus in recent years on electric vehicles. He most recently served as the Vice President of Sales in the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit of Continental AG and prior to that was the Vice President and General Manager DF e-Car Powertrain Systems China at Siemens AG.
“We are pleased that Mr. Schmidt, a seasoned expert in the e-mobility industry, is joining SolarEdge to spearhead our penetration into this market,” said Zvi Lando, CEO of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. “With Carsten’s leadership, I am confident that we will fulfill our vision of building a leading global e-mobility business."