Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. says its board of directors has appointed several new members to the company's senior management.
The board has appointed Hee Cheol Kim, who is a member of the board and also currently serves as the strategic planning team head of Hanwha Group, president of Hanwha SolarOne. In his new role as president, Kim will oversee general management of the company, including sales, marketing, R&D and production. Ki-Joon Hong, chairman of the board of directors and CEO, will oversee the company's overall strategy.
Prior to joining Hanwha SolarOne, Kim was CEO of Hanwha L&C Azdel, a U.S.-based motor parts manufacturing company. Prior to joining Hanwha Azdel, he worked in various positions at Hanwha Group, where he led the restructuring of its business portfolio during a financial crisis in Korea in 1997.
The board has also appointed Dong Kwan Kim, a current board member, the company's chief strategy officer. He joined Hanwha Group in January 2010 and has served as a managing director of management and planning at Hanwha Group's headquarters. He became a board member of Hanwha SolarOne in December 2010.