Examples of Suniva Inc.'s photovoltaic solar modules shipped to a rooftop solar-power project in Mexico.

Suniva Inc. Executive Vice President Matt Card has been named to a joint energy business council established between the U.S. and Mexico.

Matt Card
Matt Card

The U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council is an initiative of the government of Mexico and the U.S. departments of Commerce and Energy.

The metro Atlanta-based (and now Chinese-owned Suniva) now sells often to the U.S. government, but early on in its nine-year history was a frequent exporter and has had various deals in Mexico.

“We are very bullish on Mexico,” Mr. Card told Global Atlanta in July 2014, in part because making the panels in the U.S. ensures access to the market via NAFTA.

The firm recently achieved an expansion to its Georgia factory, and it won the 2016 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year in the category of 150-500 employees earlier this year.

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