Strategic Partnerships | Technology

Mr. Rafael E. Gutierrez, Strategic Partnerships for Terra Global Solutions,  was most recently the SVP and COO of Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. a leader of Electronic Integrated PV solutions. He served as Strategic Business Development Lead for Seagate Technology SSD division.  Previously, he was the Enterprise Business Development Lead for Micron Technologies.  In addition, Mr. Gutierrez was Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Ampt, LLC a leader in distributed power conversion for the solar industry.  Prior to Ampt, he was Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Ascent Solar Technologies, a leader in Flexible CIGS PV solar modules.

Before entering the renewable energy sector, Mr. Gutierrez worked for Seagate Technologies for 18 Years were he held various executive positions including General Manager of Consumer Electronics, Executive Director of Strategic Marketing, and Director of Advanced Concepts and Product Development.

Mr. Gutierrez holds a M.S. in Operations Research and Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Bellevue University.