SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has appointed John Lefebvre as the president of Suntech America. Based at Suntech America's headquarters in San Francisco, Lefebvre is charged with extending Suntech's market leadership position throughout North and South America. He will report directly to Suntech's chief commercial officer Andrew Beebe.
"John brings the ideal mix of industry experience and proven business development capabilities to lead Suntech America through the next phase of our industry's growth," said Beebe. "As we enter a grid parity environment, markets throughout the Americas, particularly the US and Canada, are major strategic priorities for our global organization. This appointment will help to solidify our leadership position in what will remain a key regional driver of our global growth."
"I'm honored to join the Suntech team and plan to accelerate the company's remarkable trajectory throughout North and South America," said Lefebvre. "I've been working with Suntech and their local teams for years now, and understand why and how Suntech has become the US and global market leader."
For the past four years, Lefebvre served as VP of Sales and Business Development at SolarCity, a leading full-service solar provider for homeowners, businesses and government organizations, as well as a Suntech customer. In that role, Mr. Lefebvre was responsible for all of the company's sales, channel partnerships and corporate partnerships, including end-to-end management of SolarCity's residential, government and commercial sales activities, and strategic channel management.