Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Poly Plant Project, Inc. (PPP), worldwide provider of advanced polysilicon production process technology and polysilicon production equipment solutions used to produce high-purity polysilicon for the solar industry and semiconductor industry, today announced that Jan Maurits will become president of the company effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Maurits will succeed Jesse Chen, Ph.D., who announced his retirement. Dr. Chen has served as president of Poly Plant Project, Inc. for the past two years.

"Jan Maurits is my choice to lead Poly Plant Project, Inc.," said Terry T. Kunimune, Chairman & CEO. "Jan is a co-founder of the company and he continues to make significant contributions to PPP and our polysilicon production process technology and equipment. Jan is a world-renowned expert in polycrystalline silicon production and has more than 40 years' experience in the silicon industry with 16 of those years working with a major US polysilicon supplier."

"Thanks to Dr. Jesse Chen's leadership, Poly Plant Project, Inc. has continued to grow and develop advanced polysilicon production solutions providing plant owners with the most efficient process technology and equipment. PPP enables poly plants to produce the lowest cost per kilogram of high-purity polycrystalline silicon, the feedstock material used by the solar and semiconductor industries."

Mr. Maurits has consulted in polysilicon production technology, development, and marketing. He has held positions as Research Chemist, Product Manager, Analytical Services Manager, QA Manager, Silane Business Manager, Vice President, and President. He has published 22 technical papers and made numerous presentations at industry conferences. Publications appear in IEEE Transactions, Journal of Crystal Growth, Electrochemical Society Symposium Publications, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, Applied Physics Letters, Solid State Technology, Photovoltaics Journal, and Laboratory Management. Specifications and evaluation procedures appear in the Book of SEMI Standards and ASTM Standards. His professional organization memberships include the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute, serving as Chairman of the SOS Committee, the Polysilicon Task Force, and the Silane Standards Task Force; the American Society for Testing Materials, Committee F1.06, Silicon Materials; the Electrochemical Society, serving as Chairman of the High Purity Silicon Symposium; and the Semiconductor Safety Association.

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About Poly Plant Project, Inc. (PPP)

Poly Plant Project, Inc. is based in Burbank, California, and provides the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries with advanced polysilicon production solutions. From modular process technology and equipment packages to complete plants, PPP's customized solutions integrate proven polysilicon production process technology and polysilicon production equipment, engineering, project support and field services required to design, build and operate world-class, high-purity polysilicon production plants.

"Advanced solutions for polysilicon production. The solar industry begins with us."
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