Founded in 2001 as Solar-Manufaktur Deutschland before it changed its name four years later, aleo solar is a well-known brand in the European marketplace. The business produces and markets monocrystalline premium solar modules and is a systems provider to the global photovoltaic market. Photovoltaics is a method of creating electrical power by converting sunlight into direct-current electricity using solar cells.

CEO Günter Schulze joined the company in May 2012 and has extensive experience in production and process development. He studied mechanical engineering in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, and immediately after graduating secured a position with the multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch.

Günter was initially an engineer in production process development at the Bosch Hildesheim plant before becoming a team leader in Salzgitter. Next he was appointed to department manager for technical functions in wiper-system production in Eisenach and later worked in a management capacity as the business director for Poland, Hungary, and China.

Günter’s first role at aleo solar was as the plant manager for the facility in Prenzlau, Germany. For 11 months he was responsible for overseeing the photovoltaic operations, improving the efficiency of processes, aligning the product profile to market needs, and guiding the successful development of new products. He was then appointed as chief technical officer and looked after all production, engineering, and technical functions at aleo solar before coming into his current role as CEO.