Board of Directors
Thomas H. Werner
Mr. Thomas H. Werner has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2010, as a member of our Board since June 2003, and Chairman of the Board since May 2011. From June 2003 to April 2010, Mr. Werner served as our Chief Executive Officer. Before joining SunPower, from 2001 to 2003, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Werner was 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., Silver Spring Networks, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Mr. Werner is 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.
François Badoual is President and CEO of Total New Energies Ventures, Inc. based in San Francisco Bay Area. He was appointed to this position in August 2017 after serving as CEO of Total Energies Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm for the Total Group from August 2012. Previously he served from 2009 as General Manager and country chairman for Total Exploration & Production Algeria and from 2006 as Deputy General Manager Total Exploration & Production Angola. He served before in various other positions in the Total Group he joined in 1990 and worked in France, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
Mr Antoine Larenaudie is the Treasurer of the TOTAL Group, since September 2017, having previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the TOTAL Gas, Renewables and Power Division since its inception, and the TOTAL Trading and Shipping Division, roles he had held since 2002. Mr Larenaudie has worked for the TOTAL Group since 1990. Prior to this Mr Larenaudie worked for the Credit Lyonnais Bank in France and in London for 10 years in various positions dealing with international corporates and commodities trading firms. He is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse (ESCT formerly ESCAET).
Catherine A. Lesjak
Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) (HP) since January 1, 2007. Ms. Lesjak served as interim Chief Executive Officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 29-year veteran at HP, Ms. Lesjak held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named as CFO, 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. Helle Kristoffersen is Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs for the Gas, Renewables and Power segment for Total S.A. She was appointed to this position in September 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Intelligence for the Total Group from January 2012. She joined Total S.A. in January 2011 as Deputy Vice President. Ms. Kristoffersen spent 16 years at Alcatel, subsequently Alcatel-Lucent, where she served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy. She currently serves as a director of Orange and of PSA Group (Peugeot). Ms. Kristoffersen served as a director of Valeo from 2007 to 2013. She is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE). She holds a master's degree in econometrics from Université Paris 1.
Thomas R. McDaniel
Mr. Thomas R. 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 Tendril, a smart-grid, software-as-a-service company. Mr. McDaniel is a director of SemGroup, L.P., a midstream energy services company, and a Director of Aquion Energy, a manufacturer of energy storage systems. He is also on the advisory board of Cypress Envirosystems, which develops and markets energy efficiency products. Mr. McDaniel also serves on the Advisory Board of 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 2000-2013. 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.
Mr. Franck Trochet has served as vice president, finance, of Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. in Houston since 2017. He held a similar role for Total’s exploration and production and marketing and services divisions, as well as U.S. affiliates, since 2017. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Trochet served as vice president, business control, for Total’s refining and chemicals branch in Paris. He was part of the team that established Total’s refining and chemicals branch in 2010 before being appointed as vice president, corporate affairs, of Total’s polymers business unit in Brussels. Mr. Trochet joined the finance division of Elf Aquitaine S.A.S. in 1999, prior to its acquisition by Total, and held various positions in the refining and marketing divisions of Total, including U.K. finance manager, until 2010. He started his career at Ernst & Young LLP. He is a graduate of the Business School of Tours in France.
Mr. Julien 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 French President, 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 as 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 Ecole Polytechnique.
Pat Wood, III
Mr. Pat Wood III has served 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 Chairman of Dynegy, Inc., and is a director of Quanta Services, Inc. and of Memorial Resource Development Corp. He is a strategic advisor to Hunt Transmission Services/ InfraREIT Capital Partners. Mr. Wood is a past director of the American Council on Renewable Energy and is a member of the National Petroleum Council.