First Solar Hires Federal VP

Tempe, Arizona-based solar power module developerFirst Solar announced Thursday that the firm has appointed a new, Vice President of Federal Affairs. The firm said it has hired on Dennis Fitzgibbons, formerly Chief of Staff for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives, to the position. According to First Solar, Fitzgibbons will lead the firm's federal government affairs activities in the U.S.