Solyndra CEO Resigns
Brian Harrison considered leaving before bankruptcy filing: company
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2011 2:10 PM CDT
Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison appears before the the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 23 2011.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The CEO of the solar energy company that sought bankruptcy protection after receiving a $528 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration has resigned. Solyndra said in papers filed in Delaware bankruptcy court today that Brian Harrison resigned last Friday. Harrison's resignation was contemplated even before the company sought bankruptcy protection, the firm said. Solyndra's filing was in response to a Justice Department motion to appoint a trustee to oversee the bankruptcy case.