Mr. Sunshine

Beller, Peter C.
April 2008
Forbes Asia;4/21/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p32
The article focuses on the success of the St. Peters, Missouri-based silicon wafer maker MEMC Electronic Materials, under the leadership of Nabeel Gareeb. In 2007, the company netted $830 million on sales of $1.9 billion. Hoping to cash in on green-tech mania, Gareeb is signing multibillion-dollar deals to supply wafers to makers of solar panels. He has used the poly as a cudgel to dictate terms to solar panel makers starving for raw material. A personal background of Gareeb is presented.


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