Trina Solar Ltd., an integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, has announced several management changes.
Anthony Chia has been appointed as vice president of quality. Prior to joining Trina Solar, Chia served as director of service and quality for SANMINA-SCI and as senior manager of quality assurance at Motorola Singapore and China. He holds an MBA from National University of Singapore.
Dave Seburn has been appointed vice president of the polysilicon division, where he will be responsible for evaluating potential upstream investments in polysilicon production, including road map development for upstream investments and implementation oversight of related projects. Seburn comes to Trina Solar after 10 years of experience at REC Silicon, where he last served as vice president of operations. He holds an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston.
Mohan Naranayan, vice president of technology, left the company on Sept. 30, citing personal reasons.
‘We are pleased and excited to welcome such talented individuals as Mr. Chia and Mr. Seburn to the Trina Solar team,’ says Jifan Gao, Trina Solar's chairman and CEO. ‘Both gentlemen will greatly strengthen our resources in quality control, long-term cost reduction and raw material procurement as we continue to pursue a leading position in the global solar PV market. At the same time, we regret to announce the departure of Mr. Naranayan. We recognize his significant contributions to our growth at Trina Solar and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.’
Trina Solar is headquartered in Changzhou, China.