Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. ("Solarfun" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SOLF), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic ("PV") cells and modules in China, announced an expansion of its marketing and customer support team based in the United States to bolster its North American presence and supplement current staff.
Dr. Peter Xie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solarfun, commented, "The U.S. and China markets will be among the most important growth markets for years to come. We are committed to capture an increasing share and are building momentum in the United States as we expect to ship 30 to 50 MW to the United States in the second half of 2010. Our plans call for a more than doubling in shipment volumes to the United States in 2011 to 100 to 150 MW. Our pipeline of business opportunities is encouraging, and these new senior hires will allow us to serve our broadening customer base."
Mr. Matt Miller has been appointed as regional manager covering the southwestern United States. Mr. Miller is an accomplished professional with more than a decade of sales, business development, and management experience. Prior to joining Solarfun, Mr. Miller was regional sales manager at CSI Software, where he was responsible for the sale of software tools and professional services into new accounts in the western United States.
Mr. Graham Landry has been appointed as regional manager covering the western United States. Mr. Landry also brings over a decade of senior-level business development experience to Solarfun. Prior to joining Solarfun, Mr. Landry was a sales representative for medical capital equipment at JM Keckler Medical Co., a premier medical and surgical equipment distributor.
"I am excited to have Mr. Miller and Mr. Landry on our team," said Bruce Ludemann, VP and General Manager for Solarfun North America. "Their addition to our marketing and customer support team is an important part of our growth strategy in the U.S. market, and apart from being seasoned business development veterans, Mr. Miller's and Mr. Landry's regional knowledge will be extremely valuable in supporting customers and growing our U.S. business and brand."