Trina Solar restructures regional senior management to drive growth in Europe and Africa
AA – Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced that the Company has restructured its management teams in Europe and Africa to prepare for its growth plans in these regions. Following the resignation of Mr. Ben Hill, formerly President of Trina Solar Europe, the Company has appointed Mr. RongFang Yin as the regional head of Module Business Unit (“MBU”) in Europe and Africa and Mr. Rafael Esteban as the regional head of Systems Business Unit (“SBU”) in EMEA and Latin America. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Mr. RongFang Yin joined the Company in 2009 and most recently served as Assistant Vice President, Global Commercial Operations of the Company. Before joining Trina Solar, Mr Yin served in senior positions at Flextronics as well as Invensys Asia Pacific for eight years. In his new position, Yin will lead the regional module business team to better serve European and African customers and help further develop Trina Solar’s leading position in these two regions. Mr. Yin will report to the Company’s MBU President, Mr. ZhiGuo Zhu.
Mr. Rafael Esteban has more than 15 years’ experience in the PV industry, including three years at Trina Solar, where he served as the head of Project Development and Project Finance Europe and North Africa, as well as 12 years at BP Solar. Mr. Esteban will focus on expanding Trina Solar’s project business in these regions. Mr. Esteban will report to the Company’s SBU President, Mr Qi Lin.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Ben Hill for his contributions during his tenure,” said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trina Solar. “I am pleased to announce the new appointments of Mr. Yin and Mr. Esteban. I am confident that the extensive experience of both Mr. Yin and Mr. Esteban in the PV sector and their proven track records will help bolster our presence and allow us to capture more growth opportunities in their respective areas.”
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