With an advanced degree in engineering from one of the world’s top research institutions, Andreas Tapakoudes has moved seamlessly between product development, marketing, and project management duties at several international companies. Andreas Tapakoudes’ expertise includes a diverse range of technology, including telecommunications and military equipment as well as personal computers and multimedia equipment. As a business leader and CEO, Mr. Tapakoudes has been at the forefront of solar panel production technologies since 1998. Andreas Tapakoudes received an education from King’s College London, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1974. Mr. Tapakoudes continued his education at the school and was awarded a Master of Science in Industrial Electronic Systems the following year. Andreas Tapakoudes was hired out of school as a Design and Development Engineer at Applied Photophysics Ltd in London. At Applied Photophysics, he worked on highly sensitive projects for the Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment and was also responsible for installing equipment in Europe, Japan, and India. In 1980, Cyprus Telecom Plc made Andreas Tapakoudes its Design and Development Engineer. At Cyprus, Mr. Tapakoudes designed the company’s equipment and took on project management and training responsibilities. Andreas Tapakoudes then gained marketing experience as the Business and Product Development Manager at Malifax Technologies (S) Pte Ltd. in Singapore. While with Malifax, Mr. Tapakoudes helped develop a market in the Middle East for the distribution of personal computers and components. In 1998, Andreas Tapakoudes founded ATM Solar Ltd and handled many aspects of the business, from designing solar photovoltaic systems to staffing and designing a solar panel production line. Mr. Tapakoudes is currently the President and CEO of QSOLAR Limited, where he oversees the development of state-of-the-art photovoltaic manufacturing processes, including two new solar panel technologies: Kruciwatt and Spraytech79.
Jan 2007 - Present
CEO and President
Designs and sells solar-powered communications systems worldwide. Recent achievements: a major retail network in the US started buying the company's products.