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SunPower Corp (SPWR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Werner

59 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Manavendra Sial

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Mahaffey

50 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Douglas Richards

60 2011 Executive Vice President - Administration

Vichheka Heang

39 2019 Principal Accounting Officer

Patrick Wood

56 2012 Lead Independent Director

Francois Badoual

54 2017 Director

Helle Kristoffersen

55 2016 Director

Antoine Larenaudie

60 2017 Director

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

56 2016 Director

Julien Pouget

42 2017 Director

Catherine Lesjak

60 2013 Independent Director

Thomas McDaniel

69 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Werner

Mr. Thomas H. Werner is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Werner has served as our Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of our Board, since June 2003, and Chairman of the Board since May 2011. Before joining SunPower, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, from 2001 to 2003. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Werner served as Vice President and General Manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company. He has also held a number of executive management positions at Oak Industries, Inc. and General Electric Co. Mr. Werner currently serves as a board member of Cree, Inc., a LED manufacturer, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He served as a member of the board of directors of Silver Spring Networks, a provider of smart grid applications, from March 2009 to January 2018. He is also on the board of trustees of Marquette University. Mr. Werner holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University, and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

Manavendra Sial

Mr. Manavendra S. Sial is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of SunPower Corporation, effective July 1, 2018. He has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2018, leading the Company’s treasury, project finance, investor relations, financial planning, and accounting organizations. Previously, he served as the chief financial officer for VECTRA, a $1 billion technology-driven diversified industry business, which was a portfolio company of certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. Prior to VECTRA, Mr. Sial was with SunEdison in various global finance and operations leadership roles from 2011 to 2015, including chief financial officer of MEMC’s solar energy and materials divisions. He also spent 11 years with General Electric (GE) in a variety of roles, from FP&A leader for the Energy Services unit to Chief Financial Officer of Power Delivery for GE’s Transmission and Distribution group. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and his Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University in India.

Kenneth Mahaffey

Mr. Kenneth J. Mahaffey is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Mahaffey is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of SunPower with responsibility for the Company’s global legal organization. He is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of legal experience. Mr. Mahaffey joined SunPower in 2006 as a founding member of our legal department. During his tenure, Mr. Mahaffey has managed attorneys and professionals around the globe who handle all legal, contract, regulatory, and compliance matters in support of the Company’s core business segments. He has also provided lead support for the Company’s corporate functions, including finance, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, policy, and communication. Mr. Mahaffey has deep expertise in renewable energy law, finance, corporate governance, and compliance matters. Before joining SunPower, he worked as an attorney in private practice managing a variety of commercial and litigation matters. Mr. Mahaffey has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Douglas Richards

Mr. Douglas J. Richards is an Executive Vice President - Administration of SunPower Corporation. He has served as our Executive Vice President, Administration, since November 2011. From April 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Richards served as our Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. From September 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Richards served as our Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Richards was Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for SelectBuild, a construction services company and a wholly owned subsidiary of BMHC, and from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Richards was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for BlueArc, a provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets. Before BlueArc, Mr. Richards spent 10 years at Compaq Computer Corporation and five years at Apple Computer, Inc. in various management positions. Mr. Richards graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration.

Vichheka Heang

Ms. Vichheka Heang is Principal Accounting Officer of the Company, effective March 8, 2019. She joined the Company in March 2017 as its Senior Director, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting, and has served as its Corporate Controller since November 2018. From November 2013 to February 2017, she led the technical accounting, financial reporting, and accounting policy function at Atmel Corporation, which was acquired by Microchip Technology in April 2016, most recently serving as Assistant Corporate Controller. Earlier in her career, she worked for more than 10 years at Deloitte & Touche in the audit and assurance practice. Ms. Heang earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at San Jose State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Patrick Wood

Mr. Patrick H. Wood, III, is the Lead Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Wood has served as President of Hunt Energy Enterprises BEE Network, an energy storage development company, since February 2019, and as a Principal of Wood3 Resources, an energy infrastructure developer, since July 2005. He is active in the development of electric power and natural gas infrastructure assets in North America. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Wood served as the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. From 1995 to 2001, he chaired the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Mr. Wood has also been an attorney with Baker & Botts, a global law firm, and an associate project engineer with Arco Indonesia, an oil and gas company, in Jakarta. He currently serves as a director of Quanta Services, Inc. Mr. Wood is a past Board Chairman of Dynegy, a past director of Memorial Resource Development, Inc. and TPI Composites, a former director of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and a member of the National Petroleum Council.

Francois Badoual

Mr. Francois George Marcel Badoual is the Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Badoual has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total New Energies Ventures, Inc. since August 2017. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm for the Total Group. Mr. Badoual also previously served as General Manager and Country Chairman for Total Exploration and Production - Algeria from 2009 to 2012, and as Deputy General Manager for Total Exploration and Production - Angola from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Badoual has held various other positions in the Total Group since 1990, and he has worked in France, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Mr. Badoual holds a degree in civil engineering from École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État and an Advanced Master in Regional and Urban Planning from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

Helle Kristoffersen

Ms. Helle Kristoffersen is the Director of SunPower Corporation. Ms. Kristoffersen has served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs, of the Gas, Renewables, and Power segment for Total S.A. since September 2016. From January 2012 to August 2016, she was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Intelligence, at the group level of Total S.A. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Vice President of the same department since January 2011. In 1994, she joined Alcatel, where she spent 16 years and served in particular as Vice President, Corporate Strategy, of Alcatel and subsequently Alcatel-Lucent. She currently serves as a director of Orange, PSA Group (Peugeot), and Direct Energie. Ms. Kristoffersen served as a director of Valeo from 2007 to 2013. Ms. Kristoffersen is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics, and Finance (ENSAE). Ms. Kristoffersen also holds a master’s degree in econometrics from Université Paris 1. Ms. Kristoffersen brings significant international strategic and business development experience to the Board. Her extensive experience in the energy and technology industries, including her service on the boards of directors of several international, publicly listed companies, gives her a valuable perspective on our role in the global marketplace. It is based on the Board’s identification of these qualifications, skills, and experience that the Board has concluded that Ms. Kristoffersen should serve as a director on our Board.

Antoine Larenaudie

Mr. Antoine Larenaudie is the Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Larenaudie has served as Treasurer of the Total Group since September 2017. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Total’s Gas, Renewables, and Power division and Trading and Shipping division from 2002 to 2017. Mr. Larenaudie has held various other positions in the Total Group since 1990, and he has also worked for Credit Lyonnais Bank in France and London in various positions dealing with international corporations and commodities trading firms. He is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse.

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

Mr. Ladislas Paszkiewicz is the Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Paszkiewicz has served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Climate, for Total S.A. since September 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Total S.A. from 2015 to 2016. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Americas, for the Exploration and Production division of Total S.A. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Middle East, for the same division from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Paszkiewicz has also served as General Manager of the Total group’s subsidiary in Argentina, as head of the Investor Relations Department of Total S.A., and in various other positions in the Total group, which he joined in 1985. Mr. Paszkiewicz holds a master’s degree in business administration from New York University and a master’s degree in finance from the Insitut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. Mr. Paszkiewicz brings significant international strategic and business development experience to the Board. His extensive experience in the energy industry gives him a valuable perspective on the development of our strategy going forward. It is based on the Board’s identification of these qualifications, skills, and experience that the Board has concluded that Mr. Paszkiewicz should serve as a director on our Board.

Julien Pouget

Mr. Julien Bernard Pouget is the Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. Pouget has served as Senior Vice President of the Renewables division of Total S.A. since January 1, 2017. From 2014 to 2016, he served as a senior advisor to the President of France, initially responsible for industry, then industry and digital, and finally for the economy. His responsibilities during this time included the restructuring of the French nuclear industry. Prior to his service to the president, Mr. Pouget spent six years in various positions at Alstom Power, including as Vice President of the heat exchangers product line for France, Switzerland, and China, as Vice President and General Manager of Asian activities, and as project leader and head of engineering for the heat exchangers on the Flamanville 3 EPR nuclear plant in France. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Pouget held various positions in the French Ministry of Industry, and at the state shareholding agency at the French Ministry for Finance and Economy. Mr. Pouget is a chief engineer of the prestigious French Corps de Mines and a graduate of the École Polytechnique. Mr. Pouget brings significant international managerial and operational experience to the Board. His extensive experience in the energy industry and in government gives him a valuable perspective on policy and the global energy marketplace. It is based on the Board’s identification of these qualifications, skills, and experience that the Board has concluded that Mr. Pouget should serve as a director on our Board.

Catherine Lesjak

Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak is an Independent Director of Sunpower Corporation. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) (HP) from January 1, 2007 until July 1, 2018. Ms. Lesjak served as interim Chief Executive Officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 32-year veteran at HP, Ms. Lesjak held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lesjak served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, responsible for managing HP’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management, and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, she managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Before that, she was group controller for HP’s Software Solutions Organization and managed HP’s global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization. Ms. Lesjak has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Lesjak’s extensive experience as the chief financial officer of a major corporation, with significant presence in both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets, allows her to make significant contributions to our strategic business planning and execution. Her background is also valuable in terms of financial oversight and review of our strategic investments. It is based on the Board’s identification of these qualifications, skills, and experience that the Board has concluded that Ms. Lesjak should serve as a director on our Board.

Thomas McDaniel

Mr. Thomas R. McDaniel is an Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. Mr. McDaniel was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Edison International, a generator and distributor of electric power and investor in infrastructure and energy assets, before retiring in July 2008 after 37 years of service. Before January 2005, Mr. McDaniel was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Edison Mission Energy, a power generation business specializing in the development, acquisition, construction, management, and operation of power production facilities. Mr. McDaniel was also Chief Executive Officer and a director of Edison Capital, a provider of capital and financial services supporting the growth of energy and infrastructure projects, products, and services, both domestically and internationally. Mr. McDaniel has served on our Board since February 2009. He is Chairman of the board of directors of SemGroup, L.P., a midstream energy services company. Mr. McDaniel also served on the advisory board of Cypress Envirosystems, which develops and markets energy efficiency products, and On Ramp Wireless, a communications company serving electrical, gas, and water utilities. Mr. McDaniel formerly served on the board of directors of the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) from 2000 to 2013 and Aquion Energy, a manufacturer of energy storage systems. Through the McDaniel Family Foundation, he is also actively involved in a variety of charitable activities, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Beach, Heifer International, and the Free Wheelchair Mission.