Bruce Sohn is passionately committed to growing US manufacturing and reducing the adverse effects of energy on our global environment. He is currently a Principal at MEGE Associates where he is focused on addressing the unique needs of building manufacturing businesses in the greentech, electronics and energy products industries.
He was previously President of First Solar and served on the Company’s Board of Directors during the formative and growth years. During his tenure, annual corporate revenue grew to $3.5B and the company became the largest photovoltaic module manufacturer and builder of utility scale solar power plants in the world.
Bruce had been at Intel Corporation for 24 years. He played a leadership role in developing and manufacturing leading-edge semiconductor technology and was a primary developer of Copy Exactly! He served as an integral part of the start-up team at five Fabs, was program manager for Intel’s conversion to 300mm wafers and managed Intel’s two largest, multi-billion dollar Fabs.
Bruce is an engineering graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a certified Jonah and has been a guest lecturer at several universities including MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Tohoku University honored him with the designation of sensei for his semiconductor industry leadership.
Bruce chaired the US Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council for the President of the USA and was a Clean Energy Ambassador to the WWF. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a Senior Member of IEEE.