JinkoSolar today announced that Mr. Zhiqun Xu has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Xu, who currently serves as the Company's Vice President and General Manager of the wafer division, will assume his new role and responsibilities immediately.
Prior to joining the Company in December 2008, Mr. Xu held a variety of roles ranging from technology to production throughout the silicon industry over the previous decades. Among others, he worked for Saint Gobain Quartz (Jinzhou) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai General Silicon Material Co., Ltd. Mr. Xu received a bachelor's degree in science from Jilin University in 1990.
"Mr. Xu has greatly contributed to JinkoSolar's vertical integration and operational improvements over the past ten years," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar. "With deep experience and demonstrated execution abilities, Mr. Xu has been able to efficiently help JinkoSolar quickly vertically integrate our production process to meet the ever evolving market demand for diversified products. He brings to his new job a depth of operational leadership experience that will help the Company execute its strategy."
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