SunLink‘s growth continues with the appointment of its first chief operating officer, Martin Lynch. In his new role as COO, Lynch brings more than 30 years’ experience across hardware and software engineering, operations, finance, product strategy and talent development to scale and optimize SunLink’s overall operations amidst the company’s rapid growth and evolution into an energy solutions leader.
“With a record first half of 2017 following two years of high momentum growth, it was time to name SunLink’s first chief operations officer – someone imminently qualified to help guide the company through this period of rapid expansion and our next stage of evolution,” said Michael Maulick, president and CEO of SunLink. “The depth and breadth of Martin’s global operations experience, his engineering management leadership and his ability to run a performance-driven team that understands its customers brings a proven, high caliber of talent to complement an already exceptional executive management team.”
Prior to SunLink, Lynch was responsible for worldwide engineering program management and operations at Beamreach Solar where he oversaw silicon wafer and module manufacturing, global supply chain, quality and reliability for the $250M VC-funded commercial solar module manufacturer. Lynch previously held worldwide engineering and operations executive roles at Xicato, where he led the product strategy of integrating intelligent IoT systems and power regulation into commercial LED light modules for this manufacturer of high end LED light systems; and at 2Wire (now Arris International), a world leader in DSL gateway communications where Lynch expanded operations to meet 100 percent annual growth culminating with the sale of 2Wire for $475M. Lynch also served as VP Engineering for Maxtor’s server products group where he transformed the storage product roadmap and technology for this Fortune 500 HDD manufacturer.
“I’m excited to join a truly innovative solar company poised to revolutionize the economics of the industry through breakthrough solutions utilizing a convergence of technologies that help minimize product costs, maximize production and ROI for our customers,” said Martin Lynch, chief operating officer of SunLink. “The company’s industry-leading innovations like dynamic design, intelligent sensors for analyzing tracker performance, and high-touch services through offerings like PowerCare are transforming the company into a powerhouse for next-gen solar solutions.”
Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and studied for his Master’s in Business Administration at Villanova University.
— Solar Builder magazine