Mike Grunow, Director of Marketing, Trina Solar. Mike works tirelessly to accelerate the adoption of renewable energies. He is responsible for developing channels and markets for their world class solar panels. He has been in the renewable energy industry since 2004 in various roles for Solyndra and GE Energy. Prior to working at Trina Solar, Mike worked in Marketing for Solyndra and in leadership roles within the wind and solar businesses of GE Energy where he drove various commercial, product management and project development efforts. Prior to GE, Mike spent 4 years in technology development efforts as a mechanical systems engineer in the defense industry. Mike has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. Mike and his wife Beth live in Santa Clara California and enjoy spending time with their three young boys Teddy, Ben and Will.