Hanwha SolarOne Names New North American Directors

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic cells and modules in China, has expanded its North American team.

John McLaughlin has been appointed senior director of the southwestern region in the U.S. He has more than 15 years of experience at organizations, including United Polychem and Exxon Mobil Corp.

Nigel J. Cockroft has been appointed senior director of the northwestern region in the U.S. He has 20 years of experience in leading marketing, business development and product management at technology companies and organizations, including Gemfire Corp. and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Anand Janaswamy has been appointed director of new products and business development for North America. He has two decades of experience at organizations including Applied Solar LLC and Maxim Integrated Products. He has been awarded three patents for high-voltage circuit design and has applied for three additional patents for renewable energy innovations, which are pending approval.

Kevin Cearns has been appointed director of product marketing for North America. He has more than 14 years of experience in product marketing, product line management and product engineering at organizations including JDSU Uniphase Corp. He has received multiple product leadership awards and holds one U.S. patent.

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