Columbus, Ohio, July 24, 2012 — Sandra Beach Lin, former president and chief executive officer of Calisolar Inc., has been elected to the American Electric Power board of directors.
Lin, 54, was president and CEO at Calisolar (now Silicor Materials) from August 2010 to December 2011. She previously served as a corporate executive vice president at Celanese Corp., a global hybrid chemical company, from July 2007 to July 2010 and was group vice president of Specialty Metals and Converting Worldwide, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corp., from 2005 to 2007.
Lin was president of Alcoa Closure Systems International from 2002 to 2005 and also held leadership positions at several divisions of AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell International Inc.), including service as president of Bendix Commercial Vehicle systems.
Lin also has served in leadership roles at Smith & Nephew Perry, Crest Ultrasonics Corp. and American Cyanamid Co. She has been a member of the board of directors of WESCO International, an electrical products distribution company, since 2002.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Lin earned a bachelor's degree in general management from the University of Toledo. She earned a master's of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Lin is a director of Junior Achievement USA and a member of the Committee of 200. She currently lives in Flower Mound, Texas.
AEP is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns nearly 38,000 MW of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765-kV extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.