Bruce Sohn

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Sohn was a Board Director and President of First Solar during its formative and growth stages. He was at Intel for 25 years where he designed, developed and transferred advanced semiconductor technologies into high volume manufacturing. He was formerly CEO of Fluidic Energy and afterward served as President of QuantumScape. He has assisted several startups scale their technology to profitable production.

Sohn is an engineering graduate of MIT and has published articles in semiconductor technology, operations research, business strategy and factory design. He was a thought-leader in areas such as Theory of Constraints and Copy Exactly. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Duke.

Sohn chaired the US Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council for the Obama administration, 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.