Chief Executive Officer
- Silicon Light Machines - CEO & Director
- 3Com - VP & GM, Business Connectivity Group
Other Affiliations : The George Washington University - School of Business ' MBA ' 95, Marquette University ' BS ' 87
As a seasoned executive on the front lines of the solar revolution, SunPower’s CEO and Chairman of the Board Tom Werner is helping to drive the disruption taking place across the global energy industry. When he began as SunPower’s CEO in 2003, the company had 35 employees and generated $4.5 million in revenue. Today, SunPower has more than 8,000 global employees and achieved $2.6 billion in revenue for 2015. Werner’s deep view of the energy and technology sectors is enhanced from his work on the boards of Cree, Inc., Silver Spring Networks and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He is also a member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees.
Werner began his career with General Electric Co., before serving with Oak Industries, Inc. Subsequently, he was VP and general manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company, before becoming CEO of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.