Pierre-Yves Thoulon, Marc Ricci
Aix-en-Provence, South of France
With 30 years of experience each in the high tech industry (microelectronics, computer industry), Marc Ricci (President) & Pierre-Yves Thoulon (CEO) started Crosslux in 2011. The idea was to develop a photovoltaic technology allowing to take advantage of the façade areas of large towers in urban environments to ease up the task of making these buildings autonomous in energy. Holding a PhD in materials physics, Marc has a past in the manufacturing and sales environment, and deals with the financial and business development aspects. With an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris (the second most renowned engineering school in France), Pierre-Yves brings 30 years of high tech R&D to the table and handles the day-to-day operation (production and services) and product and process development. With 6 people from 2012 to 2016 (most of them R&D engineers), Crosslux recently hired 14 more to support its development.