Perovskite innovator Tandem PV appoints new CEO
Logitech exec Scott Wharton aims to disrupt the solar industry
Tandem PV, a Silicon Valley-based company pioneering perovskite-based solar panels, has announced the appointment of Scott Wharton as CEO.
Wharton comes to Tandem PV from Logitech, where he grew the early-stage video collaboration business from a small industry player of $62 million a year to over $1 billion a year market leader.
Prior to Logitech, Scott built a strong track record of scaling technology businesses. He founded Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based video conference services with a successful exit in 2013, after having served as an early executive at Broadsoft and VocalTec, where both companies had successful IPOs.
Wharton describes Tandem PV as a "superbly innovative company" with game-changing technology that the world needs. "Now, we need to harness the technology and grow it to a massive scale to meet the addressable market that’s projected to be $1 trillion per year in the next decade,” said Wharton. “I want Tandem PV to be a driver in solving the climate change crisis by reducing emissions in the gigatons.”
Colin Bailie, co-founder and former CEO of Tandem PV, will remain with the company as CTO, where he will continue to build and strengthen Tandem PV’s technical team and resources, commercialise the technology and prepare for the start-up’s first wave of manufacturing.
“Scott has both a passion for the solar industry and an unparalleled record of building and scaling up early-stage tech startups into mature, successful companies," said Colin Bailie, CTO, and co-founder of Tandem PV. “I’m incredibly excited for Scott to join and help us scale the company up while giving me the opportunity to focus on creating world-class and innovative technology that will take Tandem PV and the solar industry to the next level.”