Jeffrey Waters is our Chief Executive Officer and, prior to the separation and spin-off, led the SunPower Technologies business unit of SunPower, which included its global manufacturing, research and development and SunPower Solutions group. An experienced global business, operations and sales leader, Mr. Waters joined SunPower in January 2019 from Isola, where he worked from Silicon Valley as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Isola, Waters was Senior Vice President and General Manager with Altera Corporation and also held a variety of executive positions with Texas Instruments/National Semiconductor in both the United States and Japan for 18 years, including in global sales.
Mr. Waters holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in engineering from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
Joanne Solomon is our Chief Financial Officer. A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Solomon joined the company in January 2020. In her role, she's leading the Global finance, planning, accounting and information technology organizations for Maxeon Solar Technologies. Ms. Solomon most recently served since 2017 as CFO for Katerra Inc. Prior to this, she worked for 16 years at Amkor Technology, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of semiconductor packaging and test services, in various roles including CFO. Ms. Solomon began her career at Price Waterhouse.
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.
Markus Sickmoeller is our Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for manufacturing, quality, supply chain, cell technology deployment, and EHS globally. He joined SunPower in late 2015 to start the Fab 4 cell factory in the Philippines and took more operational responsibilities in the years leading to his role as head of operations for SunPower in July 2019. Markus joined SunPower from his role as Chief Operating Officer of Silicon Line GmbH in Germany. Before that Markus held positions in operations and research and development in the semiconductor industry for more than two decades with Siemens, Infineon and Qimonda in Germany, Malaysia, and Taiwan having local and global responsibilities. Dr. Sickmoeller holds a Diploma degree (Master of Science equivalent) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Braunschweig, Germany and a Doctorate Title in Optoelectronics from the University of Ulm.
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.