Solyndra facility tour and lunch event. Come see what the buzz is about.

  • April 26, 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Solyndra Headquarters, Fremont



Join CSCMP for lunch and an opportunity to tour the Solyndra headquarters in Fremont on April 26th.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view one of the most highly visible, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities ever built in Silicon Valley which took only 10 months from construction to production.  Shahzad Mahmud, Solyndra Vice President Facilities and EH&S, who was responsible for the design and construction of the $300Mil+ state-of-the-art facility, will lead the tour where materials handling robotics are still intact (though not operational) followed by Q&A afterward.  Learn how an automated rail system moved parts through the assembly process and how robots that resembled "a big freezer with wheels" maneuvered around the factory transporting panels from one machine to another.


Shahzad Mahmud, Vice President Facilities and EH&S, Solyndra

Shahzad joined Solyndra in August 2006 to set up the manufacturing operations and develop a facilities and EH&S organization to support volume production of thin film solar photovoltaic panels. Prior to joining Solyndra he was Senior Director of facilities at Maxtor working in a 250K SF high-volume, thin film media manufacturing facility. He was responsible for the realignment of Maxtor’s USA facilities organization in San Jose and Fremont and a key planner in a new APAC manufacturing site selection. Shahzad also spent 9 years at Read Rite / Western Digital where he was Senior Director of Facilities / Equipment Maintenance for the thin film head manufacturing facility. Major responsibilities included: equipment engineering, space planning, facilities engineering, maintenance, line maintenance, EH&S and security. He also directed the expansion of the company’s facilities worldwide.

Event Time: April 26, 2012

11:30 – Registration, networking and rooftop viewing
12:00 – Facility tours
12:30 – Lunch and question/answer
1:30 – Program ends


Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle, there will be no cost for individuals pre-registering.

  • Members and Non-members - Free with pre-registration
  • Registration at door - $20.00 contribution to CSCMP scholarship fund.

Menu Choices:

  • Turkey Sandwich – served with salad and dessert
  • Vegetarian Sandwich – served with salad and dessert
  • Roast Beef Sandwich – served with salad and dessert



Solyndra Headquarters
47488 Kato Road
Fremont, CA 94538

Event Chair:

Greg Matter

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