Suntech Power Holdings Co., a producer of solar panels, appointed Susan Wang as chairwoman of the board of directors, effective immediately.
A director of Suntech since April, 2009, Wang replaces Zhengrong Shi, who will remain a director of Suntech.
Wang formerly served as the executive vice president of corporate development and chief financial officer for Solectron Corp., a worldwide provider of electronics manufacturing services, where she worked from 1984 until 2002 and during which she helped to guide Solectron's revenue growth from $40 million in 1984 to more than $14 billion in 2002.
Prior to Solectron, Wang held financial and managerial positions with Xerox Corp. and Westvaco Corp.
Suntech Power Holdings Co. produces solar energy products for residential, commercial, industrial and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the U.S., and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80 countries.