Meet the PV Leadership Team
President - DuPont Electronics & Communications David B. Miller is president - DuPont Electronics & Communications. Mr. Miller joined DuPont in 1981.
Mr. Miller began his career with DuPont at the Savannah River Plant in Aiken, S.C., where he held several positions in engineering and manufacturing. He then moved into the DuPont Electronic Materials business where he held assignments in sales, marketing, and business management, including managing director of the Asia Pacific Region. Upon his return from Asia, Mr. Miller became a director in DuPont Investor Relations. He was named vice president and general manager, DuPont Electronic Technologies in January 2001. In June 2007 he was named group vice president of DuPont Electronic & Communication Technologies. He assumed his present position in October 2009.
He is also a member of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) North America Advisory Board, serving on the public policy subcommittee. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
He was born in Wilmington, Del. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.William F. Feehery
Global Business Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Dr. Feehery has been Global Business Director for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions since September, 2011. He joined DuPont in 2002 in corporate strategic planning and served as global business director for DuPont OLED from 2004 through 2009, during which time DuPont developed technology for low-cost manufacturing of solution-processed OLED displays. From 2009 to 2011, he was business director for the growth businesses in DuPont Electronics and Communications, which include OLEDs, Digital Printing, Display Enhancements, and Authentications. Prior to joining DuPont, Dr. Feehery was engaged in venture capital and was a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. He was a Winston Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University and received his M.S. in business administration from the MIT Sloan School and a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT.Homer Antoniadis
Global Technology Director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Dr. Antoniadis is responsible for DuPont Photovoltaic (PV) Solutions global technology and for accelerating the introduction of next-generation DuPont materials and offerings into the solar energy market. He joined DuPont in 2011 with the acquisition of Innovalight, Inc., where he was chief technology officer & vice president of Engineering. Prior to Innovalight, his 20-year career included positions with Osram Opto Semiconductors, Hewlett-Packard Labs and Xerox. Widely recognized in the PV industry, he regularly serves as a lecturer and conference chair at leading industry events. Dr. Antoniadis has more than 60 publications in crystalline and amorphous silicon photovoltaics, OLEDs, and polymer materials and has 25 issued U.S. patents. He earned a B.S. in physics from Ioannina University in Greece and his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from Syracuse University.Peter Brenner
Global Marketing Manager, Photovoltaics for DuPont Microcircuit Materials
Based in Bristol, U.K., Mr. Brenner joined DuPont in 1986 and has held a variety of roles within DuPont Microcircuit Materials including in Quality Management, Applied Technologies, and Sales and Marketing. He assumed responsibility for the European Photovoltaics market segment in 2003 and was appointed Photovoltaic Global Marketing Manager in 2006. Mr. Brenner earned his degree in applied physics and taught math and physics at DeHavilland College of Further Education before joining DuPont.
General Manager and Founder, DuPont Innovalight
Mr. Burke founded Innovalight in 2005 and served as the president and CEO until August 2011, when DuPont acquired the company. Now the general manager of DuPont Innovalight, his career has spanned research and development, product management, marketing, sales, general management and operations in major global organizations such as NEC, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems, and abroad in Germany, U.K., and Japan. Before founding Innovalight, Mr. Burke was the Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Oclaro and was a venture partner at Sevin Rosen Funds. He has received the Technology Pioneer Award for cleantech innovations from the World Economic Forum, and in 2010 the President of Ireland presented him with The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Burke attended The London Business School and received his B.S. in physics from University College Dublin and his M.S. in physics from Trinity College Dublin.Dr. Phillip Boydell
Photovoltaic Technology Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions,
Dr. Philip Boydell is Technology Manager for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, based in Meyrin, Switzerland. In this role, Dr. Boydell is responsible for creating and validating novel photovoltaic module designs at the DuPont European Technical Centre in Meyrin. He is also responsible for promoting open innovation with academia in the EU region. Dr. Boydell graduated in 1981 from Oxford University in the UK. He earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of Paris XI and CNRS, France. He joined DuPont Engineering Polymers in 1986, and had roles in product development and product management, new business development and technology transfer, with Engineering Polymers, Central Research & Development and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.Walt Cheng
Managing Director, Greater China, DuPont Electronics & Communications
Walt Cheng has been Managing Director, DuPont Electronics & Communications, Greater China since December 2011. He is based in Shanghai, China. Prior to this, he served as Global Business Director, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, where he led the business to achieve tremendous growth in electronics, displays, communication systems, and photovoltaics markets. Mr. Cheng joined DuPont Taiwan in 1980, and was relocated to the DuPont Japan technical center as a technical supervisor for Microcircuit Materials. Since 1986, Mr. Cheng held several positions in technical, marketing, business management, joint venture formation, business divestiture and was Managing Director of several DuPont joint ventures in the region. In 2003, Mr. Cheng was elected as President of DuPont Taiwan. Under his leadership, the DuPont Taiwan Technical Center was established. During 2008/2009, under his leadership, three Photovoltaic technical centers were set up in China, Taiwan and Japan to better integrate interdependent innovation and to bring technology closer to customers in the region.Rob Cockerill
Global Business Manager, DuPont Innovalight
Mr. Cockerill joined DuPont Electronics and Communications in 1996 as a Product and Process Development Engineer. From 2002 to 2004 he was Manufacturing Manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials and from 2005 to 2006 served as Microcircuit Materials Specialties Product Manager and Marketing Manager. In 2007, Rob was certified as a Six Sigma Champion and Six Sigma Black Belt. He was named Photovoltaics Marketing Manager and Photovoltaics Global Planning Manager for Microcircuit Materials in 2007 and Electronics and Communications Strategic Planning Manager in 2011. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.Thomas R. Earnest, Jr.
Global Market Development Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Dr. Earnest has been with DuPont for more than 30 years, working in multiple strategic business units in a variety of technology, marketing, business and planning roles in Delaware, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Prior to joining DuPont, he was a Visiting Scientist at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK. After receiving a B.S. degree in textile engineering and chemistry from N.C. State University in 1974, Dr. Earnest attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts, receiving his M.S. degree in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1978, both in polymer science and engineering.Sunil Panda
Global Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Mr. Panda is Global Marketing Manager for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, a market-facing business unit formed to accelerate a One DuPont approach to the fast growing solar energy industry. Since joining DuPont in 2003, he has held a range of positions in marketing, new business development, planning, Six Sigma and risk management. Prior to joining DuPont, Mr. Panda worked for Citibank in their Global Corporate & Investment Banking division. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India.
Penny L. Perry
Global Market & Product Planning Manager, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers
Dr. Perry is the global market and product-planning manager for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, which supplies performance enhancing encapsulant materials to the photovoltaic industry. One of Dr. Perry’s responsibilities is the development of new encapsulant materials that meet the changing needs of cell and module makers by providing reliable protection to the cells while reducing cell-to-module efficiency losses. She has more than 25 years of experience with ethylene copolymer materials such as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and ionomers and has been working with photovoltaic systems since 2008. Dr. Perry joined DuPont at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware in 1984. During her career with DuPont she has held a variety of positions in new business development as well as technology, business and market management. Dr. Perry has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Riverside.Eric Romano
Strategic Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Mr. Romano joined DuPont in 1984 and moved to DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions in 2008 as the Strategic Accounts and Business Development Manager. Prior to this appointment, he held positions in new business development, sales, new venture leadership, product management and market segment leadership across several businesses in DuPont. Mr. Romano holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan.