Trina announces management restructure

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Citing its growth plans in Europe and Africa as the reason behind the announcement, Trina Solar Limited has restructured its senior management teams in these regions.

Under the changes, Ben Hill, former president of Trina Solar Europe has left the company. Instead, RongFang Yin will now become the regional head of Module Business Unit in Europe and Africa, while Rafael Esteban has been appointed as the regional head of Systems Business Unit in EMEA and Latin America.

Yin has been with Trina since 2009, most recently serving as assistant VP, Global Commercial Operations. Prior to his time at Trina, he worked at Flextronics and Invensys Asia Pacific. He has now been tasked with leading the regional module business team "to better serve European and African customers and help further develop Trina Solar’s leading position in these two regions."

Esteban, meanwhile, has worked as head of Project Development and Project Finance Europe and North Africa at Trina for the past three years. Before this, he was with BP Solar for 12 years. His goal is to expand Trina’s project business in the aforementioned regions.

Trina has had a strong year to date, having recorded its strongest ever Q1 and Q2, which led it to up its full year 2015 shipping guidance from 4.9 to 5.1 GW. It has also been floating the idea of a yieldco or growthco, to spin off its downstream solar PV projects.