Trina Solar Limited, a provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services, announced last week the appointment of Mr. Jeff Dorety as president of its Americas Region, effective October 8, 2014, and Mr. Longxing Huang as president of its Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, effective October 27, 2014.
Both Mark Mendenhall, the former president of Trina Solar's Americas Region, and Mr. Haiyan Sun, the former president of Trina Solar's Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, have left the company for personal reasons.
Mr. Dorety brings rich management experience to the position, including eight years in the PV industry. Most recently he served as vice president of sales for JA Solar USA, where he was responsible for customer relations, sales, business development and operations for PV modules and cells in North America. Previously, he was global director of sales for BP Solar, in which he was responsible for worldwide module distribution. Mr. Dorety has also worked as director of sales for commercial projects with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) developer, groSolar. Before entering the PV business, Mr. Dorety held a number of senior leadership positions in companies engaged in the telecommunications equipment and mobile wireless industries, such as Lucent Technologies, T-Mobile and AT&T. Mr. Dorety received his BS degree in management from Clemson University.
Mr. Huang brings over 28 years of professional experience, including more than ten years in the solar PV industry. In his previous position as vice president for ShunFeng Photovoltaic International, Mr. Huang was responsible for the company's distributed generation PV projects business. Prior to ShunFeng, he held various senior roles at Hanwha Solar and Tongwei Solar covering supplychain management, manufacturing and overall corporate operations. His experience covers the entire industry value chain, including wafer, cell and module manufacturing, PV project EPC and project financing. Mr. Huang received his executive MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School.
Jifan Gao, chairman and chief executive officer of Trina Solar, said:
"We are delighted to have Mr. Jeff Dorety as our new president of Trina Solar Americas Region and Mr. Longxing Huang as the new president of the our Distributed PV Generation Business Unit. We undertook a rigorous selection process in our search and we are very pleased with our choices. Both Mr. Dorety and Mr. Huang bring a valuable combination of market insight, strategic perspective and team leadership, with a proven ability to drive growth. Their track records make them ideal choices to help Trina Solar achieve robust growth going forward. We believe their impressive experience combined with their passion for excellence will help strengthen Trina Solar's leading position in the solar industry."