The selection of Bronez to lead North American operations continues Hanwha SolarOne’s rapid expansion into the market. The company, together with its parent company – Hanwha Group, has invested more than $50 million in the U.S. in the previous two years, including opening an advanced R&D center in Santa Clara, Calif., and strategic investments in companies such as Solar Monkey, tenKsolar, Crystal Solar, OneRoof Energy and 1366 Technologies.
“I look forward to growing the Hanwha SolarOne business in North America as the company continues to expand its global leadership position,” said Bronez. “As a top-10 worldwide manufacturer of solar modules, backed by the Global Fortune 500 business Hanwha Group, we are in great position to become the most trusted solar partner for residential, commercial and utility customers.”
Prior to joining Hanwha SolarOne USA, Bronez worked for five years at SunPower Corporation, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager for the North America Commercial Business Unit. His previous experience includes more than a decade of leadership roles at a number of solar and technology companies including solar pioneer PowerLight Corporation, Harris Corporation, and Bradford Company.
Bronez holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in bioengineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in leadership in sustainable development from the New College of California.
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About Hanwha SolarOne
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) is one of the top 10 photovoltaic manufacturers in the world, providing cost-competitive, high quality PV modules. It is the flagship company of Hanwha Solar, the solar business network of Fortune 500 ranked Hanwha Group. Hanwha SolarOne serves the utility, commercial, government and residential markets for a growing network of third-party distributors, OEM manufacturers and system integrators. The company maintains a strong presence worldwide, with employees located throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and embraces environmental responsibility and sustainability, with an active role in the voluntary photovoltaic recycling program. For more information, please visit: http://www.hanwha-
About Hanwha Group
Founded in 1952, Hanwha Group is a leading Korean business group with 56 domestic affiliates and 69 global networks in three major sectors of manufacturing/