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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Werner

56 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Boynton

47 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Howard Wenger

55 2014 President, Business Units

Marty Neese

52 2008 Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Bodensteiner

53 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Eduardo Medina

2016 Executive Vice President - Power Plants

Douglas Richards

56 2011 Executive Vice President - Administration

Eric Branderiz

50 2012 Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer

Patrick Wood

53 2012 Lead Independent Director

Arnaud Chaperon

60 2011 Director

Bernard Clement

57 2011 Director

Humbert De Wendel

59 2011 Director

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

2016 Director

Daniel Laure

59 2016 Independent Director

Catherine Lesjak

57 2013 Independent Director

Thomas McDaniel

67 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Werner

Mr. Thomas H. Werner is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of SunPower Corporation. 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.

Charles Boynton

Mr. Charles D. Boynton is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of SunPower Corporation. In March 2012, Mr. Boynton also served as our Acting Financial Officer. From June 2010 to March 2012, he served as our Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development, where he drove strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, field finance and finance, planning and analysis. Before joining SunPower in June 2010, Mr. Boynton was the Chief Financial Officer for ServiceSource, LLC from April 2008 to June 2010. From March 2004 to April 2008 he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Intelliden. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boynton held key financial positions at Commerce One, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc. and Grant Thornton, LLP. He is a member of the board of trustees of the San Jose Technology Museum of Innovation. Mr. Boynton was a certified public accountant, State of Illinois, and a Member FEI, Silicon Valley Chapter. Mr. Boynton earned his master’s degree in business administration at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Indiana University.

Howard Wenger

Mr. Howard J. Wenger is the President, Business Units of SunPower Corporation., since November 3, 2011. From November 2011 to October 2014, Mr. Wenger served as President, Regions. From January 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Wenger served as President, Utilities and Power Plants. From August 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Wenger served as President, Global Business Units, and led all of our business units since January 2007 as an executive officer of the Company. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Wenger served as Executive Vice President and a member of the board of directors of PowerLight Corporation, a solar system integration company that we acquired in January 2007 and subsequently renamed SunPower Corporation, Systems with Mr. Wenger serving as President. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Wenger was Vice President, North American Business of AstroPower Inc., a solar power manufacturer and system provider acquired by General Electric, and from 1998 to 2000 he was the Director, Grid-Connected Business. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Wenger co-founded and managed Pacific Energy Group, a solar power consulting firm and, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Wenger worked for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, a utility company in northern California, in both research and strategic planning of solar and distributed generation assets. Mr. Wenger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Marty Neese

Mr. Marty T. Neese is Chief Operating Officer of SunPower Corporation., since June 23, 2008. From October 2007 to June 2008, Mr. Neese served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Flextronics International Ltd., a manufacturing services company. From September 2004 to October 2007, Mr. Neese served in a variety of senior management positions at Solectron Corporation, a manufacturing services company, most recently as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Neese also served in the U.S. Army for five years, reaching the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida.

Lisa Bodensteiner

Ms. Lisa Bodensteiner is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of SunPower Corp., since June 2012. From October 2009 to June 2012, Ms. Bodensteiner served in roles with increasing responsibility, and most recently as General Counsel, Project Development at First Solar Inc. From October 2007 to April 2009, Ms. Bodensteiner served as Vice President and General Counsel at OptiSolar Inc., a privately held, vertically integrated solar energy producer, manufacturer of proprietary thin-film photovoltaic solar panels and developer of utility-scale solar farms. Before OptiSolar, Ms. Bodensteiner had more than a decade of experience at Calpine Corporation, serving in various legal roles including as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. From 1989 to 1996, Ms. Bodensteiner practiced as a transactional attorney at law firms. Ms. Bodensteiner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

Eduardo Medina

Mr. Eduardo Medina is Executive Vice President - Power Plants of the Company. With more than 25 years of experience, Medina most recently served as executive managing director and head of business development for Acciona Energia, a Spanish-based global leader in infrastructure, energy, water and sustainable services. Prior to this position, he was Acciona's Asia director and director of Middle East North Africa and the Mediterranean region. He also held leadership roles at General Electric in the Power Generation unit, Gamesa Eolica, S.A.

Douglas Richards

Mr. Douglas J. Richards is Executive Vice President - Administration of SunPower Corporation. 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.

Eric Branderiz

Mr. Eric Branderiz is Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer of SunPower Corporation. He was Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from September 2011 to July 2012. From March 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Branderiz also served as our Senior Vice President, Global RLC Operations and Finance. From June 2010 to August 2011, Mr. Branderiz served as our Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Branderiz was the Vice President, Corporate Controller, Treasurer, and Head of Subsidy Business Operations for the Knowledge Universe (KU) from May 2009 to May 2010. Before KU, he served in various positions at Spansion, Inc. from June 2003 to April 2009, including as the Corporate Vice President, Corporate Finance & Corporate Controller. Before Spansion's initial public offering, Mr. Branderiz served in several concurrent capacities as Corporate Controller, Head of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Head of Regional Sales & Marketing Finance, and Internal Controls. Before Spansion, Mr. Branderiz held various positions at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., including Americas Regional Controller; he also held positions at Ernst & Young, LLP, and the Provincial Branch of Consumer & Corporate Affairs, Alberta Securities Commission and Treasury Departments in Canada. He is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant and earned a Business Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Patrick Wood

Mr. Patrick Wood, III, is Lead Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. 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.

Arnaud Chaperon

Mr. Arnaud Chaperon is the Director of SunPower Corporation since July 1, 2011. Mr. Arnaud Chaperon currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Prospective Analysis, Institutional Relations and Communications for the New Energies division of Total S.A. Before taking this position with the New Energies division in 2007, Mr. Chaperon was the Managing Director for five years of Total E&P Qatar and country representative of the Total group, which has oil, gas and petrochemical assets and operations in the State of Qatar. Before that, he held other positions within the Total group, where he has been employed since 1980. Mr. Chaperon holds a master’s degree in engineering from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées.

Bernard Clement

Mr. Bernard Clement is the Director of SunPower Corporation., since July 1, 2011. Mr. Bernard Clément has served as the Senior Vice President, Business & Operations, of the New Energies division of Total S.A. since July 1, 2012. Before that appointment, he was Senior Vice President of Gas Assets, Technology, and Research & Development for the Gas & Power division of Total S.A. since January 1, 2010. From 2003 through 2009, Mr. Clément served as Vice President of the Exploration & Production division of Total S.A. relative to its interests in the Middle East. Before that, he held other positions within the Total group, where he has been employed since 1983. Mr. Clément has engineering degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, where he focused on geophysics, and from École Polytechnique.

Humbert De Wendel

Mr. Humbert De Wendel is the Director of SunPower Corporation since July 1, 2011. Mr. Humbert de Wendel has served as the Total group Treasurer since the beginning of 2012. Previously, Mr. de Wendel served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Total from 2006 to 2011. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. de Wendel served as a Vice President for Total, overseeing finance operations of its exploration and production subsidiaries. Before that, he held other positions within the Total group, where he has been employed since 1982. Mr. de Wendel holds a degree in law and economics from the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris, and a degree in business administration from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales.  

Ladislas Paszkiewicz

Mr. Ladislas Paszkiewicz is Director of the Company. Mr. Paszkiewicz has served as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for Total S.A. since 2015. 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 Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

Daniel Laure

Mr. Daniel Laure is Independent Director of Sunpower Corporation. Mr. Daniel Lauré currently serves as President and CEO of Total New Energies USA Inc. Before taking this position in March 2016, Mr. Lauré served as Senior Vice President Industrial Assets, Finance & Information Technology from 2012 through 2015. Before that, he held other positions within Total Gas & Power beginning in 2004, including Vice President, Strategy, Markets & IT, and Deputy Director, Renewable Energy, Strategy, Human Resources & Communication. Prior to those positions, Mr. Lauré held various other positions within the Total Group, where he has been employed since 1988. Mr. Lauré holds a degree in civil engineering from l’École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a law degree from Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).

Catherine Lesjak

Ms. Catherine A. Lesjak is an Independent Director of Sunpower Corporation . 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.

Thomas McDaniel

Mr. Thomas R. McDaniel is an Independent Director of SunPower Corporation. 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.