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Solar Exec Shuffle: SunPower, National Semiconductor

Written by Jennifer Kho

The greentech industry appears to be undergoing a round of corporate shuffle, according to several announcements about new executives in the last week.

In perhaps the most talked-about change, Tesla Motors last week switched out its chief executive, Ze'ev Drori, for the company chairman, PayPal a division of eBay (EBAY - Get Report) founder and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

While personnel changes and new hires are nothing new, this current crop of announcements seems heavier than usual. Could the increase be a sign of things to come as companies position themselves to succeed in a weakened economy?

In another example, solar-panel manufacturer SunPower Corp. (SPWRA) named Dennis V. Arriola as its chief financial officer and senior vice president.

Arriola -- who plans to work with the current chief financial officer, Manny Hernandez, until he retires in January -- previously held the same positions at San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co.

Meanwhile, Aaron Thurlow, who was a regional sales manager for SunPower Corp., told Greentech Media on Thursday that he left the company to become the global sales channel manager for National Semiconductor Corp.'s (NSM - Get Report) renewable energy segment.

The large power-management semiconductor company in July announced it was bringing a new chip-based technology -- called SolarMagic -- to the market that could potentially increase the amount of electricity that solar panels can produce by up to 50 percent.

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