Bill Mulligan is our Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Maxeon, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company. Prior to that, Mr. Mulligan held senior leadership positions at SunPower Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Vice President Technology Strategy and Vice President Research and Development.
He was also President and Chief Executive Officer at SolarBridge Technologies, a micro inverter company. Before that he has held engineering roles at AstroPower and Fairchild/National Semiconductor. Dr. Mulligan has almost 30 years of solar industry experience and over 30 technical publications relating to solar technology to his credit. Dr. Mulligan holds a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington, a M.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Colorado School of Mines.
Mark Babcock is our Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for all revenue generating processes, accelerating the company’s expansion strategy and international growth, and ensuring the best experience to installation partners, distributors and customers globally. Before joining Maxeon, Mark led Eurogility, a market entry consultancy. Prior to that, he held senior positions in the distributed generation solar businesses of Flex, SunEdison and SunPower Corporation, with regional and global responsibilities. He has also held management roles at Carrier Corporation and United Technologies Fire and Security and has spent more than twenty years living in Europe. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sewanee - The University of the South, and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Matt Dawson is our Chief Technology Officer. Before joining Maxeon, he served as the Vice President of Technology at Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles at SunPower Corporation, where in 2019 he became Vice President of Research and Development and was responsible for technology strategy, cell and module product development, and the company's R&D lab infrastructure. With over 15 years' experience developing and deploying products across the solar energy value chain, Matt Dawson has a proven track record of scaling innovation from R&D stage to volume manufacturing and delivering success in competitive commercial environments. Mr. Dawson holds a B.A. in English Literature, a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada), and a MASc. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada).
Kai Strohbecke is our Chief Financial Officer and leads the global finance, planning, accounting and information technology organizations for Maxeon Solar Technologies.
A 26-year veteran of the semiconductor industry with work experience in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Mr. Strohbecke joined Maxeon in March 2021 from Micron Technology, where he served as the Vice President Finance and Global Operations Controller.
Prior to Micron Technology, he has been working for ten years as CFO at Inotera Memories, a memory semiconductor manufacturing company located in Taiwan that he helped list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2006.
Before that, Mr. Strohbecke held various management roles with increasing responsibility at Infineon and Siemens Semiconductor Group.
Mr. Strohbecke holds a Bachelor-equivalent degree in Business Administration from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany, and a joint Executive MBA degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing) and INSEAD.
Lindsey Wiedmann is our Chief Legal Officer and leads our global legal and sustainability teams. During her decade with SunPower, she has supported the residential, commercial and power plant business units globally with legal teams in France, Mexico and the United States. Ms. Wiedmann was also the lead SunPower attorney for 8point3 Energy Partners LP’s initial public offering in 2015 and nearly three years of acquisitions and operational activity as a public company. Prior to joining SunPower, Ms. Wiedmann spent six years practicing project finance at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Francisco and Singapore. Ms. Wiedmann received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, San Diego and her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.
Peter Aschenbrenner is our Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Maxeon Solar Technologies he served as SunPower Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, responsible for driving the company’s strategy, mergers and acquisition and business activities. Previously, he was the company’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales, where he established the SunPower brand and oversaw development of the industry’s first dealer network program. Prior to joining SunPower, Aschenbrenner served as senior vice president of global operations at AstroPower, Inc., a solar product manufacturing company. He has more than 35 years of solar industry experience, including management positions at Siemens Solar, PV Electric GmbH, and ARCO Solar. Mr. Aschenbrenner graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in product design.
Tiffany See joined Maxeon Solar Technologies in August 2020 as our Chief Human Resources Officer. An experienced Human Resources leader, she is joining from BHP, a global resources company. Prior to BHP, Ms. See was Executive Director, Human Resources (Asia), for Dell Technologies, where she spent 17 years in a variety of Human Resources leadership positions. Ms. See holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle (Australia), and Bachelor of Laws from University of New England (Australia). She has lived and worked in Singapore for 17 years, and prior to that in Penang, Malaysia. Ms. See is also a Certified Solution Focused Coach.
Ralf Elias, who joined Maxeon on July 1, 2021, is our Executive Vice President and Global Head of Distributed Generation (DG) Products. Mr. Elias brings more than two decades of executive experience to Maxeon, including serving as Global Vice President IoT/Global Business Development and Partnerships at Samsung Electronics. Prior to that, Mr. Elias worked for 14 years in various management roles with increasing responsibility at Vodafone Group, where he became Group Head of Products and Innovation, and General Manager Product Development. At Vodafone he led numerous innovative engineering and commercial projects for add-on services culminating in the development of the global SMART HOME and Consumer IoT strategy. Mr. Elias holds a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Essen, and an MBA from the Technical University of Munich.
Philippe Costemale is our Chief Operating and is responsible for manufacturing, quality, supply chain, cell technology deployment and EHS globally. Mr. Costemale brings to Maxeon over 20 years’ experience in smart manufacturing transformation, consolidating global and regional supply chain, and accelerating new business models. An industry executive with wide and varied knowledge in growing B2B business, Philippe has worked across Europe, Asia and North America, most recently as Vice President Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Technicolor based in Hong Kong. Philippe spent 14 years at global manufacturing giant Jabil leading the business and operations for Europe, heading up a team of 11 GMs and delivering strategies that significantly boosted annual revenue, ensured world-class quality and strengthened customer partnerships. Mr. Costemale graduated from the European Business School Paris-London- Madrid and he is ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society for Quality.