Sean Tzou and Gary Yu have been named chief strategy officer and senior VP of operations respectively. Yu previously served as Trina Solar’s VP of manufacturing since May of 2007. He will continue management of the daily responsibilities for manufacturing and operations management and expand to include capacity expansion and supply chain management duties.
“We have enacted these changes to better align our management team coverage of key internal and external growth areas to assure the continuing strength of our high product quality and manufacturing cost leadership,” said Mr. Jifan Gao, chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. “We are excited that Sean is taking on the responsibility to oversee the Company’s strategic drive in global marketing and sales. We are also confident that Gary will continue to do a great job in his expanded role on the operations management side.”
Sean Tzou was Trina’s COO from March 2007 until June of this year, but in this new position will assume responsibilities as the head of global sales and marketing. His new appointment will begin in August, focusing on the growth of sales team management, channel optimization and brand enhancement and promotion. Tzou will continue to serve on Trina’s board.