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  • str holdings

    STR Holdings makes key appointment to drive China sales push

    04 March 2015, 10:23

    PV module encapsulants specialist STR Holdings has appointed Weijie Kong as as sales director for China.

  • Hanwha q cells

    Hanwha Q CELLS strengthens senior executive team

    04 March 2015, 10:07

    Major tier-one PV manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has appointed two key company personnel as directors.

  • suntech

    GM of Wuxi Suntech selected as new president

    17 February 2015, 06:59

    Shunfeng International Clean Energy has selected Haibo Xiong as Wuxi Suntech’s new president, after Eric Luo had led the company and was recently appointed CEO of Shunfeng.

  • REC wafer production

    REC appoints new CEO following Chinese takeover

    12 February 2015, 10:19

    PV module manufacturer, REC Solar, has appointed a new chief executive, Steve O’Neil. O’Neil will replace the firm’s interim CEO, Martin Cooper, who resumes his position as chief financial officer.

  • Michael Schmela

    Former PHOTON editor becomes executive adviser to EPIA

    02 February 2015, 15:24

    Trade group EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association) has appointed former editor-in-chief of PHOTON International, Michael Schmela as its executive adviser to its Board and CEO, James Watson.

  • spire corp

    Struggling Spire Corporation’s CFO to leave

    26 January 2015, 12:39

    Struggling PV module assembly equipment specialist, Spire Corporation said in an SEC filing that it’s CFO, Robert S. Lieberman would be leaving the company.

  • trina solar

    Trina Solar creates COO role

    20 January 2015, 10:59

    Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has strengthened its management team with the creation of a chief operating officer (COO) position and appointing Zhiguo Zhu to the role.

  • MVV Energie.

    New majority owner sends finance officer to juwi

    19 January 2015, 11:43

    Germany-headquartered developer juwi has recruited a 46-year old “finance and energy expert” from the ranks of its new majority owner, MVV Energie, to act as chief financial officer (CFO).

  • SFCE

    Shunfeng appoints David Hogg as head of European operations

    15 January 2015, 10:49

    Veteran PV industry executive, David Hogg has joined Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) as president of SFCE Europe.

  • sma solar

    SMA Solar appoints new sales chief

    23 December 2014, 12:03

    Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has recently appointed Martin Kinne to be responsible for sales and service as its Chief Sales and Service Officer (CSSO).

  • Phoenix solar

    New CEO appointed at Phoenix Solar

    23 December 2014, 10:55

    PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar has appointed former senior VP of Q-Cells, Tim Ryan as its new CEO, effective January 1, 2015.

  • Branson.

    Branson’s Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute to merge in CO2 fight

    17 December 2014, 16:09

    Virgin tycoon Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room and sustainability expert Amory Lovins’ Rocky Mountain Institute are set to merge, in an effort to scale up their respective operations in the fight against climate change.

  • SAG Solarstrom

    S.A.G. Solarstrom management to leave at end of 2014

    12 December 2014, 16:06

    The existing management of insolvent German PV project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom are set to leave the company by the end of the year, after failing to agree terms with China-based PVEP Shunfeng, which recently concluded the acquisition of the company.

  • Yingli

    Yingli Green’s chief strategy officer resigns

    03 December 2014, 09:44

    Major PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy, has said a former CFO and current chief strategy officer, Zongwei Li, has resigned from his position as executive director on its board of directors. The company did not give reasons for the resignation.

  • LG

    LG merges solar unit into new Energy Business Center

    28 November 2014, 10:17

    Korean conglomerate, LG, has merged its Solar, Lighting and Energy Storage System (ESS) business units into a new ‘Energy Business Center’ in an effort to boost its competitiveness.

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