Nick Sarno is leaving his position as senior VP of manufacturing at LDK Solar to “pursue personal interests” on Oct. 16, the company says. Xingxue Tong, president/COO, will temporarily take over all manufacturing operation functions, including polysilicon and wafer production.
“I would like to thank Chairman Peng for his vision and for giving me the opportunity to participate in the growth of LDK Solar,” commented Sarno. “Most importantly, I would like to thank the LDK Solar team in Xinyu City, China, whose commitment and dedication has made [the company] a success story. Such success is an indication of the strength of the LDK Solar management team.”
“Nick Sarno’s contribution to building LDK Solar’s wafer operations from scratch up to 1.6GW annual capacity is greatly appreciated,” stated chairman/CEO Xiaofeng Peng. “Nick has spent the last two years working on the 15,000MT polysilicon plant, which recently commenced production. Nick will continue to support LDK Solar in an advisory role with respect to the ramp-up of the polysilicon plant. We also wish him success in his new endeavors.”