SAN FRANCISCO and WUXI, China, July 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of crystalline
silicon solar panels, today announced that Ms. Amy Yi Zhang will assume a new
role as Vice President in charge of Suntech's strategic project finance
initiatives. Ms. Zhang has served as Suntech's Chief Financial Officer since
August 2005 and a director since 2007.
"Amy Zhang has served a vital role in the growth and global expansion of
Suntech to date and we are extremely grateful for her enormous contribution as
CFO," said Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Founder, Chairman and CEO. "As we look
to Suntech's future, we believe project financing initiatives will be an
integral component of our evolution as a leading provider of solar solutions
worldwide. Given her rich history with Suntech and deep understanding of the
solar industry along with her financial acumen and extensive knowledge of
project economics, she is the natural and ideal figure to help spearhead our
project strategies globally."
In her new role, Ms. Zhang will focus on strategic initiatives including
building stronger relationships with key project finance partners and
developing value-added solutions to support sales growth. Ms. Zhang said, "I
am proud of helping to guide Suntech's development into a world leading solar
company. As new generations of solar manufacturing technology emerge and are
commercialized, I am convinced that solar will continue to assert itself as an
economically viable alternative to traditional sources of energy generation. I
look forward to focusing on key project initiatives that will help to fuel
Suntech's ongoing growth and support our ability to deliver solar effectively
across the globe."
Suntech has initiated an external search to identify and recruit a chief
financial officer. Ms. Zhang will continue as chief financial officer until a
successor has been chosen. Ms. Zhang will remain a director on the board.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading
solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility
applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United
States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more
than 10,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than
80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations
that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Our mission is to
provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant
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