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Hanwha SolarOne names senior management

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:HSOL) appointed new members to its senior management, naming a president and CSO.

December 23, 2011 - PRNewswire -- Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:HSOL), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, appointed new members to its senior management.  

Also read: Hanwha SolarOne obtains $100M loan

The Board of Directors named Hee Cheol Kim as president of Hanwha SolarOne. Mr. Kim is a member of the board and also currently serves as the strategic planning team head of Hanwha Group. Kim will oversee general management of sales, marketing, R&D and production. Ki-Joon HONG, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, will oversee the company's overall strategy.

Kim was previously CEO of Hanwha L&C Azdel, a US-based motor parts manufacturing company. Prior to joining Hanwha Azdel, he worked in various positions at Hanwha Group, where he led the restructuring of Hanwha Group's business portfolio in 1997. Kim holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Seoul National University.

"Having effectively stabilized and restructured two major companies during challenging financial circumstances, Mr. Kim is well prepared to lead Hanwha Solar through these tough economic times," said Ki-Joon HONG.

The Board of Directors also appointed Dong Kwan Kim, a current board member, as the Company's chief strategy officer (CSO). He joined Hanwha Group in January 2010 and has served as a managing director of Management & Planning at Hanwha Group HQ. He became a board member of Hanwha SolarOne in December 2010.

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:HSOL) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, PV cells and modules. For more information, visit www.hanwha-solarone.com.

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