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Sunworks Inc (SUNW.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Nelson

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Charles Cargile

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer

Paul McDonnel

57 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Emil Beitpolous

36 2011 President of Solar United Network, Inc.

Mikhail Podnebesnyy

35 2011 Vice-President of Solar United Network, Inc.

Abraham Emard

39 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Franklin Hunt

64 2014 Director

Shane Mace

50 2015 Director

Brigham Tomco

2015 Director

John Van Slooten

53 2014 Director

Rhone Resch

2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Nelson

Mr. James B. Nelson is Chairman of the Board of Solar3D Inc. he was the president and interim chief financial officer of Solar3D since August 2012. Mr. Nelson also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from August 2012 until February 2014. Mr. Nelson is also a director of SUNworks, a position he has held since February 1, 2014. Mr. Nelson began his executive career 30 years ago at Bain and Company, a business strategy consulting firm, where he managed a team of consultants on four continents solving CEO-level programs for global companies. Prior to joining Solar3D, he spent 20 years working in the private equity industry as both a capital partner and operating CEO to portfolio companies. Mr. Nelson was a general partner at Peterson Partners (2007-2009) and at Millennial Capital Partners (1991-2010--previously known as Invest West Capital). In addition to his responsibilities in acquisition and divestiture, Mr. Nelson worked as an executive of a number of portfolio companies. He served as chief executive officer of Euro-Tek Store Fixture, LLC, chairman of the board of American Retail Interiors, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Panelview Inc. and chairman of the board of Critical Power Exchange, as well as sitting on numerous boards both in and out of the private equity funds’ portfolios. Prior to his years in private equity, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President of Marketing at Banana Republic/The Gap, where he managed company-wide marketing, as well as the initial international expansion of Banana Republic. He was also general manager for Banana Republic’s catalog division. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Saga Corporation, a multi-billion dollar food service company. Mr. Nelson received his MBA from Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was named the Outstanding Master of Business Administration Graduate.

Charles Cargile

Mr. Charles F. Cargile is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Since July, 2016 Mr. Cargile has served an Executive Advisor to MKS Industries which acquired Newport Corporation (“Newport”) in April 2016. Prior to that, since 2000, Mr. Cargile served in various capacities at Newport including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Senior Vice President. In addition, Mr. Cargile served as Treasurer of Newport from April 2013 until Newport’s acquisition and previously from February 2005 until April 2010. Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Cargile served in various capacities at York International Corporation (now a division of Johnson Controls, Inc.) since 1998 including Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. From February 1995 to November 1998 Mr. Cargile served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Flowserve Corporation (“Flowserve”) and was employed by Flowserve in various other capacities prior to February 1995. Mr. Cargile currently serves on the board of directors of Netlist, Inc. (“Netlist”) and is also the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Netlist.

Paul McDonnel

Mr. Paul C. McDonnel has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective September 6, 2016. Since 2010 Mr. McDonnel has served as the President of Vulcan Prevision Linings. From 2009 until 2010 Mr. McDonnel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Franklin Convey Products, LLC, and from 2006 until 2009 he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Arrowhead Research Corp. From 2003 until 2005 Mr. McDonnel served as the Chief Executive Officer of Quality Imaging Products, and from 1999 until 2003 he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Manager- Operations of Recall Secure Destruction Services. From 1990 to 1994 Mr. McDonnel served as the Chief Financial Officer of Reid Plastics, Inc. (“Reid”), and from 1994 until 1998 he served as Reid’s Vice President of Operations. From 1987 to 1990 he served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration of Trojan Enterprises, and from 1982 until 1987 he served as Senior-Accountant- Small Business Division for Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. McDonnel received his Master of Arts- Management Accounting and Bachelor of Science – Accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. McDonnel is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Emil Beitpolous

Emil Beitpolous is President of Solar United Network, Inc., a division of Solar3D, Inc. since February 2011. From October 2009 until joining SUNworks, Mr. Beitpolous worked for Emard Electric, Inc. as its general superintendent where he was responsible for all solar field crews of up to 25 employees, project management of all commercial projects, recruitment of all field employees of the company’s solar division, project budgeting and forecasting, and strategy for all field operations. From 2007 to September 2009, he was the solar superintendent of Rayco Electric, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of photovoltaic installation and performing quality inspections on system drawing and installed systems. He received his WECA IEC Journeyman Training Certification in 2009 and a California State License Board General B License in 2004.

Mikhail Podnebesnyy

Mikhail Podnebesnyy is Vice-President of Solar United Network, Inc. a division of Solar3D, Inc. since February 2011. From 2001 until joining SUNworks, Mr. Podnebesnyy worked for Emard Electric, Inc. in various capacities, including photovoltaic design from 2009 to 2011, pre-fabrication manager from 2007 to 2009, job foreman from 2002 to 2007, and journeyman electrician from 2001 to 2002. He is a certified journeyman electrician and has received WECA certified photovoltaic training, and various module manufacturer, inverter, and racking training.

Abraham Emard

Mr. Abraham Richard Emard is Chief Operating Officer, Director of the company. Abe Emard is the CEO & RMO of SUNworks, a division of Solar3D, and is actively engaged in the design, installation and management of solar energy solutions for commercial, agricultural and residential customers. Mr. Emard is a co-founder of SUNworks and has served as CEO since the company's inception in February 2011. From 2000 until co-founding SUNworks, he worked for Emard Electric, Inc. as its Project Manager, Vice President and Business Development Officer. Mr. Emard is pursuing a construction management degree from the University of California at Davis extension program and holds the company’s electrical C-10 License. He is a certified installer for Canadian Solar, Sharp, AE Solaron, SunPower and PV Powered.

Franklin Hunt

Mr. Franklin L. Hunt is Director of Solar3D, Inc. Frank Hunt was appointed as a Director effective December 2014. Mr. Hunt is the owner of Hunt Business Consulting, a company that provides consultation to companies regarding current requirements under GAAP, where Mr. Hunt provides consulting service since 2010. Mr. Hunt has over 30 years of experience as a CPA and served as a member (partner) of HJ & Associates, LLC, a public accounting firm, from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Hunt has previously served on the board and advisory committee for both public and private companies. Currently, Mr. Hunt is serving on the advisory board for Independent Stock Market and American Gunity companies. Mr. Hunt served as the Audit Committee Chairman for Cereplast, Inc., a public company, from September 2010 until March 2014. Mr. Hunt received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.

Shane Mace

Mr. Shane Mace is Director of Solar3D, Inc. He has been a member owner of Buffalo Hump, LLC, based in Meridian, Idaho, which is engaged in real estate development and property management. In 2013, Mr. Mace became a member owner of Long Rod Equipment, LLC, also based in Meridian, Idaho, which is engaged in aircraft and construction equipment leasing. Immediately prior to his current positions, from 2002-2012, Mr. Mace was the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Track Utilities, LLC, based in Meridian, Idaho. Track Utilities provides mission-critical electric and telecommunications infrastructure services in the Northwest and Intermountain West. Mr. Mace holds a BS degree in finance from the College of Idaho and is well versed in financial statements and analysis with more than twenty-six years of experience performing accounting and financial tasks. Mr. Mace qualifies to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his entrepreneurship, his financial and accounting background and his understanding of infrastructure and construction operations.

Brigham Tomco

Mr. Brigham Tomco is an Director of the Company. Since 2010, Mr. Tomco has served as the Chairman and Founder of Zylun Global, a private equity backed investment holding company, and is the Founder of its operating entities Zylun Staffing, Zylun Insights, and Emmersion Learning. Zylun Staffing is an offshore technical outsourcing firm with offices in Utah and the Philippines. Zylun Insights is a market and opinion research firm with offices in Utah and Idaho. Emmersion Learning is a language education company focused on live one-on-one teaching. In addition, Mr. Tomco sits on multiple boards including the Presidents Advancement Council at BYU-Idaho, Foundation Investment Committee at Utah Valley University, Q-Sciences, and Oxzen Media. From 2011 until 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University-Marriott School teaching Financing New Ventures. Prior to Zylun, Brigham worked at Ocean Road Advisors and Meyer Ventures, an $800+ million portfolio investing in public and private equities, hedge funds, real estate, venture capital, high-yield debt, and fixed income. He earned his JD/MBA and Accounting degrees at Brigham Young University and an AA in Management from Ricks College.

John Van Slooten

Mr. John Van Slooten is Director of Solar3D, Inc. John Van Slooten was appointed as a Director effective December 2014. Mr. Van Slooten is the Managing Partner of Intrepid Equity Partners since 2013. From 2007 until 2013 he served as the Managing Partner of Atlanta-based VVS Capital. Prior, Mr. Van Slooten served as a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Capital Markets. He has over 25 years’ experience in private equity and the capital markets. He has executed private equity investments in a variety of industries. He has worked for Standard Chartered Bank and First Interstate Bank Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Rhone Resch

Mr. Rhone A. Resch has been appointed as a Independent Director of the Company., effective on November 1, 2016. Mr. Resch has served as President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar energy industry representing over 1,000 companies that manufacture, develop and install solar systems of all sizes and technologies. In this role, he was responsible for leading the growth of the industry by expanding markets, removing market barriers, increasing the availability of low cost financing and educating the public. Under Rhone's leadership, SEIA's recent legislative successes include the long-term extension and expansion of the investment tax credits for solar enacted at the end of 2015, creation of the Treasury grant program and the section 48C manufacturing tax credit, and expansion of the loan guarantee program for renewable energy. At the state level, SEIA has been the lead in expanding net metering, establishing strong renewable portfolio standards and creating markets for residential, commercial and utility scale solar energy. And in the regulatory arena, Rhone recently led the industry through an adverse customs ruling, guiding the industry through a complex legal, framework that saved U.S. companies several hundred million dollars. He has over 18 years of experience in the public and private sector working in clean energy development and climate change issues. In addition to serving as the Vice President for the Natural Gas Supply Association, Rhone has also served as Program Manager at the EPA's Climate Protection Division during the Clinton administration. Mr. Resch holds an MPA in Management from Syracuse University's Maxwell School, a Master of Environmental Engineering from SUNY Syracuse, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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