Corrected: Major PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has appointed Seung Deok Park to its Board of Directors.
Seongwoo Nam, chairman and chief executive officer of Hanwha Q CELLS, said, ” Mr. Park brings a wealth of management and solar industry expertise to our Board. He has a record of accomplishment spanning over 20 years with the Hanwha organization, and has been instrumental in the development of our company as we strive to become the leading company in the solar industry.”
Park is VP of Corporate Planning at Hanwha Q CELLS with responsibility for corporate level strategy, business planning and human resources.
Park had joined the Hanwha organization in 1994 as a research engineer and rose through the ranks at Hanwha Chemical until 2009 when he joined Hanwha Group headquarters as a director focused on incubation of new business opportunities including solar.
Park moved to China in 2012 to join Hanwha SolarOne as Senior Director, Product Management and in the same year was promoted to VP, Corporate Planning.
However, Park then moved to the company's ingot and wafering operations, which the company said had led the turnaround of these operations through innovative cost reduction programs, technology and manufacturing upgrades, improved product quality, and capacity expansion.
Park has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea in 1993 and his master's degree in chemical engineering from Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea in 1995.
Update and correction
According to the company, Dr. Jin Seog Choi, who had been its CTO for only eight months has left the company for personal reasons.
The position of CTO has yet to be filled and Seung Deok Park remains VP of Corporate Planning and has not been named CTO of the fo the company.