SHANGHAI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, today announced the appointment of Dr. Peng Fang as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Baofang Jin will remain in his role as executive chairman and will work closely with Dr. Fang.
Dr. Fang joins JA Solar with more than 20 years of executive management experience with leading global technology companies in the solar and semiconductor industries in both the U.S. and China.
Most recently, Dr. Fang was president of Best Solar Co., Ltd., where he turned a start-up company into an internationally known solar module company in just 18 months. Dr. Fang was formerly president of Huahong NEC, one of the largest semiconductor foundries in China. Dr. Fang has also held various technology and management positions at Applied Materials and AMD in the U.S. Dr. Fang received his Ph.D and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley. Dr. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.
"We are honored to have Dr. Fang join our team and help lead us into our next stage of growth," said Mr. Baofang Jin, chairman of JA Solar. "JA Solar will benefit from his successful worldwide management experience in the solar and semiconductor industries, and we will work together to make JA Solar the premier solar company in the world," he said.
About JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
Based in Shanghai with manufacturing operations in Hebei and Yangzhou, China, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar cells. The company sells its products to solar manufacturers worldwide, who assemble and integrate solar cells into modules and systems that convert sunlight into electricity for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power generation. For more information, please visit http://www.jasolar.com.
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