Growing Trina Solar to become the No 1 solar module brand in the world would not have been possible without the strategic vision and ambition of a skilled and highly experienced leadership team.
This team brings diverse management and PV industry experience to a workforce striving to deliver the highest quality solar modules and the best service to customers around the world.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gao established Trina Solar in December 1997. Mr. Gao is the President of China Photovoltaic Industry Association ("CPIA") and the Chairman of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association. He is also the Vice President to China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME). Mr. Gao received his master’s degree in physical chemistry from Jilin University in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985.
Board Director, Chief Operating Officer and President of Module Business Unit (MBU)
Mr. Zhiguo Zhu has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors (“Board”) and as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Company in January 2015. Since joining the Company in 2011, Mr. Zhu has been integral to Trina Solar’s growth as senior vice president of the Company and president of the MBU. Prior to joining Trina Solar, Mr. Zhu served as the global finance operations controller, internal controller, audit director and CFO of the Air-Conditioner Group at Haier Group He also served as the China Regional CFO and Vice President of Lucent Technologies in Qingdao. Prior to which, Mr. Zhu served as the financial controller and acting general manager at HowdenHua Engineering Company. Mr. Zhu received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in engineering from Tsinghua University, a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Shanghai Science and Technology, a Certificate of Postgraduate Studies from Cambridge University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Imperial College London.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Teresa Tan is appointed as Trina Solar Chief Finance Officer, effective January 10,2014. Prior to joining Trina, she has over two decades of global experience in accounting, finance, and management leadership roles. Most recently, Teresa was the head of the financial service team for Parker Hannifin Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Ms. Tan was the Corporate Vice President of Tax at Aleris International and worked at Ernst & Young as a manager providing consultation to multinational companies as well as privately-owned companies. Ms. Tan is a CPA, with a B.S. degree in Management and Industrial Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China; she also received Master of Accountancy and Master of Art in Economics degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, United States.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Stephanie Yang Shao joined Trina Solar as Chief Human Resources Officer in September, 2010. Prior to joining Trina, she worked in multiple Fortune 500 companies in the US, including Colgate Palmolive, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dun Bradstreet in roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of HR, Marketing and Business Development. Ms. Shao holds a B.S. in Psychology from Beijing University, an M.S. in Management Psychology from Chinese Academy of Science and a Ph.D in Social & Organizational Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Vice President and President of PV Systems Business Unit (SBU)
Mr. Qi Lin has been our China regional president since July 2012. Prior to joining Trina Solar, Mr. Lin worked at Siemens as senior vice president of Siemens SLC and general manager of the division of renewable energy for Northeast Asia. Before joining Siemens in 2004, Mr. Lin has also worked at LM Glasfiber; FOSS (a leading analytical instrument manufacturer in Denmark), and YuanDa Engineering, GE and Schneider Electric. Mr. Lin received a B.S. degree from the Beijing University of Technology and an MBA degree from the City University of Seattle in 2001.
Vice President and President of Distributed PV Generation Business Unit
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 supply chain 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.
Vice President and President of Europe Region
Mr. Hill joined Trina in April, 2009. He has been President, Europe Region since July 2012. During his time at Trina, he has served as the acting head of global sales and marketing and as vice president of sales and marketing in Europe. He has 25 years of Solar industry experience. Prior to joining Trina, he worked with BP Solar for over ten years, having served in multiple sales management roles throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has also worked at Hiltec Solar Ltd., Nestec Ltd. and Sollatek Ltd. (UK). Mr. Hill has 25 years of experience in business development in the PV industry.
Vice President and President of Americas Region
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.