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KJ Ung is the Managing Director of First Solar Vietnam. He has been with First Solar for 11 years. First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive PV solar energy solutions. The mission is to provide cost-advantaged solar technology through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership, and operational excellence.
KJ Ung has the key responsibilities to ramp the First Solar Vietnam operations to meet all essential operational metrics since Jan 2019. He has been enjoyed working with the talented local team who have been instrumental to First Solar Vietnam success today. In 2020, though First Solar Vietnam is only 2 years old, the site has been commanding a significant share of total First Solar worldwide capacity and is currently one of the most efficient and productive operations. First Solar Vietnam has been receiving accolades and recognitions for its amazing success in a short period of time.
KJ has extensive knowledge in the semiconductor and thin-film solar photovoltaic manufacturing operations. He has been in the manufacturing industry for the last 27 years spanning across semiconductor assembly, test, product, NPI and research & development engineering as well as solar photovoltaic quality, reliability and production management. He has good professional skills in Manufacturing, Engineering, Cross-geographical Team Leadership, Talent Development, and Program Management. Through his career, KJ has been involved in greenfield and brownfield factory startups in Malaysia, China and now Vietnam which is his 3rd international assignment. He worked at Intel for 16 years prior to joining First Solar in 2009.
Born in Malaysia, KJ Ung holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia and MSc in Production Management from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.