PVTIME - JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS) announced the resignation of Mr. Zhiqun Xu as the Company's Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of Dr. Jiun-Hua Allen Guo as the Company's new Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Guo, who currently serves as the Company's vice president for Quality System, will assume his new role and responsibilities immediately. Mr. Xu will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.
Dr. Guo has been with the Company since 2012 and has held a variety of roles, including Deputy General Manager, General Manager of Solar Cell Division, and Vice President of Solar Cell Division. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Guo was the President and CTO of Topcell Solar International from March 2010 to July 2011. Before that, he held a variety of roles in E-Ton Solar Tech. from September 2007 to December 2009, and the Center of Excellence for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics of the University of New South Wales from December 2005 to December 2007. Dr. Guo received his PhD in electrical engineering from The University of New South Wales in 2004. He received his master's degree in agricultural machinery engineering in 1995 and bachelor's degree in agricultural machinery engineering in 1993 from National Taiwan University. Dr. Guo is a member of the editorial board of Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications.
"We believe Dr. Guo's extensive experience in the industry and within JinkoSolar will significantly enhance our ability to successfully execute our strategy," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JinkoSolar. "We wish Mr. Xu all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his years of service with JinkoSolar."