Hanwha SolarOne’s board of directors has appointed Tai Seng Png as its new chief operating officer (COO). Png will begin his new role immediately.
Having spent five years in the PV industry, and over 26 years in manufacturing, Png, who holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, arrives at Hanwha with a wealth of experience. He has served as vice president of operations at Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar, Trina Solar and, most recently, Talesun Solar.
“We are pleased to have Mr Png join us as our new COO,” Hanwha's CEO, Ki-Joon Hong, said. “We are confident that his many years of operations management experience, knowledge of solar PV companies and proven track record in leadership will enable us to further enhance the efficiency of our business. The position of COO is increasingly important to us as we strive to reduce our processing costs to become one of the top three global PV companies.”