Management and Engineering Team
Sunvalley Solar Inc’s senior management team consists of many professional business and technical disciplines: business management, international trading, information technology, finance and accounting, and scientists with a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Physics designs.
Sunvalley Solar Inc’s world class engineering team includes solar electrical design engineers with experience in large scale commercial solar power systems, certified construction engineers with experience in designing and building advanced solar structures, such as load and strength analysis and calculation, and experienced power and solar system design installation engineers. In addition to Sunvalley’s management and engineering team, there is a staff of experienced sales and marketing professionals with MBA degrees from well-known universities in the USA.
Chief Executive Officer -- James Zhang
Dr. Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University with a Ph.D. in opto-electronics. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Polytechnic University, NY. Prior to moving to the United States, Dr. Zhang was the deputy director of National Key Lab of Opto-electronics in China in 1996 and he established himself as one of the youngest leaders in the state project. After moving to the United States, Dr. Zhang held a number of senior management and technical positions in several multinational corporations including Motorola, Fujitsu etc. During the past fifteen years. Dr. Zhang managed R&D teams as well as OEM organizations in China and Taiwan. Dr. Zhang has a solid technical background (including coating of semiconductor devices etc.) and an excellent track record in business and general management.
General Manager -- Henry Yu
Mr.Yu graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a Bachelor’s degree in Structure Design. He successfully ran several startup companies in China and Canada, respectively. Over the past 12 months, Mr. Yu established excellent relationships with major solar power equipment manufacturers in China and laid the foundation for future partnership. Mr. Yu is a seasoned business and operation manager.
Chief Technology Officer – Fang Xu
Dr. Xu graduated from the Electrical Department of the well-known Beijing University in China and got his Master Degree in Electronics from University of Alabama, and PhD in Photonics from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Xu is the chief technology office of Sunvalley Solar Inc., and is currently in charge of the research and development efforts in the company. Dr. Xu has over 13 years of the experience, both in academic and industrial environment. Dr. Xu has extensive knowledge in photonics, and optics, as well as micro and nano-scale device processing technologies. In addition, Dr. Xu has hands on experience in making nano-scale structure that modifies the effective dielectric properties of the optical materials. Dr. Xu was one of the pioneers in the country to use polarization selective materials to construction micro and nano-scale diffractive optical elements. In the past two years, Dr. Xu has gained invaluable knowledge and experience in advanced solar technologies.
Chief Financial Officer – Mandy Chung, CPA
Ms. Chung graduated from Texas A&M University (College Station) with a Master’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She co-founded Chung & Chung Accountancy Corporation, CPAs which provides outstanding services to various clients. Ms. Chung has over 10 years of public accounting experience in providing auditing, accounting, business consulting and tax services to a wide range of industries. She has extensive experience in performing reviews and audits for various organizations including SEC companies. She also had prior audit experience in the filing process for a start-up company that filed with SEC to become a publicly traded company. In addition, Ms. Chung helped the former founder of Dietrich Coffee to prepare a ten-year business and financial plan to establish a new series of coffee stores. Ms. Chung also conducted various incurred costs audits for MGM Mirage, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Caltrans.
Vice President – William Hsien
Mr. Hsien graduated from University of California Berkeley with Bachelor of Art in Architecture. With over ten years of experience in design, construction and advanced studies in architectural design background. Mr. Hsien’s leadership skills supersede the industries requirement which enables him to lead an engineering team with providing a turn-key solution and great efficacy to a successful project operation and completion.
Director of Business Development – Mehmet Cercioglu
Mr. Cercioglu has developed and finalized a multi-megawatt portfolio of solar projects in the US and oversees project sourcing and evaluation, operations and sales. Furthermore, Mr. Cercioglu is an accomplished business development executive with a proven sales and marketing achievements. As the head of business development for Sunvalley Solar he has led various strategies that increased the number of clients and created greater client retention.
Mr. Cercioglu holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Kocaeli University and International Trade and Commerce degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), both with honors.
Systems Engineer / Business Developer – Armond Babaeian
Mr. Babaeian is educated in the studies of business administration followed by advance studies in photovoltaic’s design and engineering from one of the most reputable and innovated technical institutions in the field of alternative energies, LSC. Mr. Babaeian is very well known in the business cultivation and expansion of many predominate companies in the US in the expanse of construction, and is a key-player in the advancement and operations of Sunvalley Solar engineering and development team.