CEO and Chairman of the Board
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Manavendra (Manu) Sial serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for SunPower, where he leads the company's treasury, project finance, investor relations, financial planning and accounting organizations. Previously, he served as CFO 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, Sial was with SunEdison in various global finance and operations leadership roles from 2011 to 2015, including CFO 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 CFO of Power Delivery for GE's Transmission and Distribution group. He earned his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and his Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University in India.
Executive Vice President, Channels
Norm Taffe serves as SunPower's executive vice president, Channels. He is responsible for leading the residential business, managing sales, marketing/communications, engineering and financial product development. Prior to joining SunPower, Taffe spent 23 years at Cypress Semiconductor in a wide range of roles. His last seven years there were spent as executive vice president of the Consumer and Computation division, managing more than 350 employees and $400M in revenue. In addition to his work at SunPower, Taffe is a board member of two public semiconductor companies, Integrated Device Technology and DSP Group. He is also a board member of the nonprofit Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara County. Taffe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and he completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Americas
Eric Potts is SunPower’s senior vice president for Commercial Americas. As general manager, he has full P&L responsibility and is responsible for the full business spectrum from sales and development through execution of SunPower’s commercial business. Eric has been with SunPower since 2006, and has performed different roles including Sales, Finance, Supply Chain and Operations. Prior to SunPower, Eric worked for Cambridge Associates, an investment consulting firm and Industrial Economics, an economic and environmental consulting firm, both located in Boston, Massachusetts. Eric completed his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and obtained his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Doug Richards serves as SunPower’s executive vice president, chief people officer, leading human resources, environmental health and safety, workplace facilities, cybersecurity, internal communications, and the SunPower Foundation. He is responsible for building a purpose driven culture of diversity, equity and inclusion across the company and for driving the organization, talent development, retention, and acquisition strategy. Prior to joining SunPower, Doug was vice president of HR and administration for SelectBuild. Previously, he was SVP HR at BlueArc, VP HR at Compaq Computer Corp and EH&S at Apple Computer, Inc. He graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts in public administration.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Ken Mahaffey is executive vice president and general counsel for SunPower with responsibility for the company’s legal organization. Mahaffey joined SunPower in 2006 as a founding member of SunPower's Legal Department. During his tenure, Mahaffey has managed attorneys and professionals who handle all legal, contract, regulatory and compliance matters in support of the Company’s business segments. He has also provided lead support for SunPower’s corporate functions, including finance, M&A, marketing, policy and communication. 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. 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.
Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Vichheka Heang serves as corporate controller and principal accounting officer for SunPower, where she oversees all accounting operations, income tax accounting and financial reporting functions. She joined SunPower in March 2017 as its senior director of technical accounting and financial reporting. Prior to SunPower, Heang worked for four years at Atmel Corporation, which was acquired by Microchip Technology in April 2016, leading the technical accounting, financial reporting and accounting policy functions and most recently serving as its assistant corporate controller. Earlier in her career, she spent a decade in various roles at Deloitte & Touche in the audit and assurance practice. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at San Jose State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.