Board of Directors
Thomas H. Werner
Tom Werner serves as SunPower’s CEO and chairman of the SunPower board of directors. Prior to joining SunPower, he held the position of chief executive officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Previously, Werner was vice president and general manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company, and has also held a number of executive management positions at Oak Industries, Inc., and General Electric Co. He currently serves as a board member of Cree, Inc., Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and is a member of the Marquette University board of trustees. 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.
Mr. François Badoual has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Washington D.C. Representative Office, Ltd. since September 2019. From 2017 to 2020, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total New Energies Ventures, Inc. 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.
Catherine A. Lesjak
Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak retired from HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) (HP) on February 28, 2019 and was the interim Chief Operating Officer of HP from July 1, 2018 until January 1, 2019. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HP from January 1, 2007 until November 1, 2015 and Chief Financial Officer of HP from November 1, 2015 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 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.
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 formerly served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Tendril Networks, Inc., a software-as-a-service energy efficiency company, and SemGroup, L.P., a midstream energy services company. He formerly served on the advisory boards 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 also served on the boards of directors of the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) from 2000-2013 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.
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 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 of France, 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 President of the Hunt Energy 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.
Thomas Rebeyrol has served as senior vice president, strategy, growth and people, of Total Gas Renewables & Power, Inc. in Paris since September 2019. He previously served as vice president, strategy growth and new businesses, of Total Marketing & Services, Inc. in Paris starting in 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Rebeyrol was managing director of Total Egypt, a subsidiary of Total Marketing & Services, Inc. Mr. Rebeyrol joined the lubricant division of Elf Aquitaine S.A.S. in 1999, prior to its acquisition by Total, and held various positions in the marketing divisions of Total, including lubricant marketing director, lubricant sales director in Germany, and director of strategy refining and marketing for Africa and the Middle East. He started his career at Procter & Gamble France in 1992. Mr. Rebeyrol is a graduate of HEC Paris business school in France.