Montreal, Quebec – Targray announces further expansion of its Solar Silicon Division following another year of significant growth in the Company’s global silicon sales activities. The expansion includes a push into new markets, including Japan, as well as the addition of several key positions to Targray’s Solar Silicon team. Based in Fukuoka, Japan, Soichiro Yonetsu has joined Targray as Regional Manager to facilitate expansion plans and provide local support and representation in that region. Other appointments include Steve Ghaleb as Global Sales Manager, and Jessica Lifshitz as Junior Product Manager. Both these positions are based at Targray’s corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. Targray is a leading supplier of raw materials and cutting-edge products—including polysilicon chunk, chip or powder, ingot, wafers, solar cells; and scrap silicon for remelt—to wafer, cell and module manufacturers in the PV industry.
“Extending our market presence and building up our internal Silicon team is vital to ensuring our continued support of an expanding global customer base and increasing demand for Silicon materials,” said Howard Alter, Director Silicon Division at Targray. “We’re therefore delighted by the addition of Yonetsu-san in Japan, a market where it’s imperative to have local presence and support in order to drive expansion. On the home front, Steve’s extensive and highly relevant distribution experience will play a key role in helping us increase our sales management capacity and execute our strategic plan.”
Reporting to Alter, Steve Ghaleb and Soichiro Yonetsu are both seasoned sales executives with over 25 years of combined experience in the electronic components distribution field, and silicon recycling and trading, respectively. Ghaleb was previously Branch Manager for Eastern Canada at Electro Sonic Inc., and Yonetsu-san was President of Silfine Japan. Jessica Lifshitz will report to Brett Maclean, Commercial Manager, Silicon Products at Targray.
Targray provides a full suite of high-quality solar silicon products and raw silicon materials, backed by a global team of PV silicon experts with the technical knowledge and in-depth silicon market expertise that enable the company to secure the most competitive rates on all silicon products and scrap silicon.
Founded in 1989, Targray Technology is a leading worldwide supplier of solar silicon and advanced materials and consumables to the Solar Industry. Targray offers a full-line of Photovoltaic materials and focused solutions which enable solar cell and module manufacturers to maximize their cell and module quality and reliability, while significantly lowering their manufacturing cost per watt. The Company works with several global partners to bring to market materials including Polysilicon, Solar Wafers and Cells, Broken Solar Cells, Silver Paste, Sputtering Targets, Silicone Sealants, Adhesives and Potting Agents, Tabbing Ribbon, Encapsulant, Aluminum paste, Junction boxes and more. Targray is a global company with operations and customers in over 50 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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