JA Solar names managing director & president, North America
Mr. Petrina brings more than 16 years of international business development experience in the solar industry to JA Solar. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Americas, overseeing sales and operations in North and South America.
Prior to joining Yingli, Mr. Petrina led global silicon procurement for General Electric's Solar Technologies business unit. He also worked at AstroPower, Inc., spearheading the company's silicon sourcing in Asia, Europe and North America. He also served at Chori America, Inc. where he managed chemical product sales in Latin America.
Mr. Petrina serves on the board of the Solar Energy Industry Association, a leading trade association focused on growing the U.S. solar energy market. He also serves on Cornell University's Alumni Advisory Board for Sustainability. ■