Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the appointment of Mr. Henry Chow to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Prior to his retirement from IBM in 2009, Mr. Chow served in numerous executive positions in the Asia Pacific region, and was most recently general manager and then chairman of the IBM Greater China Group. He also served on IBM's Worldwide Management Council and IBM's Strategy Team, a group of senior IBM executives responsible for advising, reviewing, and formulating IBM's strategy.
Mr. Chow currently serves as a non-executive director to AMD, a semiconductor company based in the United States, and also as a member of the European Advisory Committee of Bridgepoint, a British private equity company. Mr. Chow holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hong Kong.
"We are very pleased that Henry has joined our Board as an Independent Director," said Mr. Jifan Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trina Solar. "We expect to benefit greatly from the extensive experience and knowledge that Henry has accumulated during his four decades at IBM."