Hanwha shifts key exec to Q Cells

Kim is leaving Hanwah SolarOne

Kim is leaving Hanwah SolarOne

Korea’s Hanwha Group has shifted Dong Kwan Kim, a central figure within its solar ambitions, from Hanwha SolarOne to “sister company” Hanwha Q Cells, potentially signalling greater integration between the two.

Kim joined the Hanwha Group in January 2010 and has played an “integral” role in identifying the solar sector as a growth engine for the business group, Hanwha says.

Later that year Hanwha bought a controlling minority interest in China’s Solarfun, an ingot-to-module manufacturer, and it followed up last year by acquiring Germany’s Q-Cells.

Although both companies have since been rebranded, there has been less integration between them than some analysts initially expected. Despite its bankruptcy, Q Cells remains one of the best-known brands in the global PV industry.

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