SAN JOSE, 25. January 2010 - SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that Jim Pape has joined the company as president of the residential and commercial business group. SunPower also announced that it has established a business group profit and loss (P&L) organizational structure to align its sales, engineering, construction, and customer service teams. This new P&L structure will support the company's expected growth in each of the customer segments. As part of this realignment, Howard Wenger will now serve as president of the utilities and power plants business group.
"SunPower's pace of growth has allowed us to establish an organization under excellent leaders which align our two global business groups, each with their unique customer segments," said Tom Werner, SunPower's CEO. "Jim brings a wealth of expertise and customer understanding that will help drive the continued success of our rapidly expanding residential and commercial group. Under Howard's strong leadership over the last two years, our utilities and power plants business has taken flight and we are thrilled to have him assume responsibility for the full P&L for this group. Our new organizational structure will support continued growth while enabling our teams to address evolving market conditions from a position of strength. We welcome Jim to SunPower and congratulate Howard on his success."
Pape joins SunPower with more than 25 years of global experience successfully driving improved financial performance, developing and executing integrated strategies, building robust sales teams, and leveraging growth. His diverse background includes leading sales and customer service divisions for Fortune 200 companies, commercial and military aerospace organizations, distributed contracting businesses, and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Prior to joining SunPower, Pape served as vice president and general manager for North America at Trane Commercial Systems, where he was responsible for growing the company's commercial business for both Trane and Hussmann Refrigeration, and their respective P&L activities. Pape also held executive positions at Johnson Controls and Bearing Inspection. He earned a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Source: SunPower Corp.