GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd (GCL-SI) (SHE:002506), announced today that it has appointed Jeffrey Barnett as President of GCL-SI Americas. Based in the U.S., Mr. Barnett will lead the company’s solar module and balance of system business in North and South America.
With over 15 years of global experience in the renewable energy industry, Mr. Barnett brings expertise across product sales, project development, technology investing, and manufacturing to GCL-SI. Mr. Barnett joins the company from Yingli Green Energy Americas, where he served as Managing Director and was responsible for the company’s sales and operations within the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, he served in leadership roles at numerous well-known energy companies, including Wirsol Solar, Exelon Corporation, Blue Square Energy, and AstroPower. Mr. Barnett holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
“I’m very pleased that Jeff has joined our leadership team,” said Mr. Shu Hua, president of GCL-SI. “GCL-SI is rapidly expanding its presence overseas in the Americas, Japan, India, Australia, and Africa. To establish GCL-SI as a leader in these markets, we are building strong local teams, growing business networks, and pursuing strategic acquisitions. With these goals in mind, Jeff’s deep industry experience will be a valuable asset as we accelerate business development across the Americas region.”
“I’m excited to join GCL-SI, and I look forward to expanding our team’s notable successes to the Americas,” said Mr. Barnett. “Demand for solar and other renewable energy technologies is strong across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and these markets present significant, rapid growth opportunities to GCL-SI. I look forward to positioning the company as the region’s renewable energy leader.”