Board of Directors

Jeff Waters

Chief Executive Officer
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Jeff Waters

Jeffrey Waters is our Chief Executive Officer and, prior to the separation and Spin-off, led the SunPower Technologies business unit of SunPower since January 2019, 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, Mr. 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 U.S. 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.

Kevin Kennedy

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Kevin Kennedy
Kevin Kennedy serves as an independent director and Chairman of Maxeon’s Board. Dr. Kennedy currently serves as CEO of a small technology startup and was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. Prior to joining Avaya in January 2009, Dr. Kennedy was President and CEO of JDS Uniphase Corporation and has worked in various senior management roles in multinational telecom companies including Cisco Systems and Bell Laboratories. In 1987, Dr. Kennedy was a Congressional Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. In January 2011, he was appointed to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee by U.S. President Barack Obama. Dr. Kennedy also currently serves on the board of directors for UL Inc, KLA-Tencor Corporation and Digital Realty Trust, L.P. He holds a B.S. in engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Rutgers University.

Donald Colvin

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Donald Colvin
Donald Colvin serves as an independent director for Maxeon’s Board and Chairman of its Audit Committee. Mr. Colvin also serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for Viavi Solutions and Agilysys. Mr. Colvin has served on other boards throughout his career, including as an independent director on the audit committee for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and Isola and an advisory board member for Conexant Systems. Mr. Colvin was interim Chief Financial Officer for Isola during 2015 and 2016, appointed by their Board to restructure the company, and prior to this was Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from November 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Colvin has also served as Chief Financial Officer for ON Semiconductor Corp., Amtel Corporation and European Silicon Structures. Mr. Colvin has also held a number of financial leadership positions for multinational companies. Mr. Colvin holds a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Steve Leonard

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Steve Leoanard
Steve Leonard serves as an independent director on Maxeon’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Leonard also currently serves as an independent non-executive director at Singapore Post Ltd. (SingPost), an international leader in e-commerce logistics and services, and AsiaSat, a privately held Hong Kong-based satellite operator. He serves on the advisory boards of several universities and organizations, including Cambridge Innovation Capital, a deep-tech focused venture capital firm with strong links to the University of Cambridge in England.

Steven Leonard is an international leader with more than 30 years currently serving as CEO of Singularity University. Prior to that, Leonard was founding CEO of SGInnovate, a private limited company wholly-owned by the Singapore Government. Prior to founding SGInnovate, Leonard served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a Singapore Government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information. Prior to joining Singapore Government in 2013, he held executive leadership roles in Europe and Asia for two decades with several global technology companies including EMC, Symantec and EDS.

Rémi Bourgeois

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Rémi Bourgeois
Rémi Bourgeois serves as a director designated by Total Solar INTL SAS (“Total”) on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. Mr. Bourgeois is the Vice President of Operations of Total Renewables and has responsibility for the engineering, design, construction, performance, operations and maintenance for Total Renewables’ 7 GW of solar and wind projects in operation (as of December 2020). Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations for Total Solar and from 2012 to 2015, he was seconded to SunPower and was the Project Director for the largest photovoltaic facility in the United States (Solar Star, 747MWp). Mr. Bourgeois has also held various other technological and operational roles within Total Gas & Power. Prior to joining Total, he held various positions in Project Management and Tendering of conventional power plants at Alstom Power. Mr. Bourgeois has a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering, with a specialization in energy systems, from Supélec.

Erick Chabanne

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Erick Chabanne
Erick Chabanne serves as a director designated by Total Solar INTL SAS (“Total”) on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. Mr. Chabanne is the Vice President Corporate Affairs of Marketing & Services for Asia-Pacific & Middle East for Total, located in Singapore. He has held various positions within the Total Group since 1990 in the downstream division, including Chief Financial Officer in Cameroon and Kenya, Managing Director of the subsidiaries in Zambia and Réunion, Director of Safety/Health/Environment and Sustainable Development for Africa and Middle East Division, Vice President Corporate Affairs of Totalgaz in France and Head of Department of Management Control for the Marketing & Services Division. Mr. Chabanne graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and E.S.L.S.C.A Business School.

Lee Young

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Lee Young
Lee Young serves as a director designated by Total Solar INTL SAS (“Total”) on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. Since 2016, Mr. Young has been the Legal Director of Corporate Transactions for Total SA (mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate finance and anti-trust). He joined Total Group in 2003 and has served as the General Counsel and Company Secretary for Total UK (Refining & Marketing), on the management committee and the Board of Total UK. Mr. Young was also the Corporate Affairs Director for Rontec Investments LLP. He began his career in Investment Fund Management before qualifying as a Solicitor and remaining in private practice for several years, specializing in corporate law and litigation. Mr. Young graduated law from the universities of Manchester (LLB) and Westminster (LPC) and has been admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England & Wales since 2000.

SHEN Haoping

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Shen Haoping
Mr. SHEN Haoping serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. He is the deputy Chairman and CEO of TZS. Currently, he also serves as a Board Director and Senior Vice President of TCL Technology Group Corporation. He was awarded the special allowance of the State Council and the 2015 National Model Worker. Mr. SHEN Haoping has many years of experience in the design and manufacture of semiconductor and photovoltaic mono silicon materials. He has presided over several national and provincial R&D projects, and led TZS to win the industry and government honors such as municipal science and technology progress award, China patent excellence award, national innovation-oriented enterprise and Forbes China potential enterprise. Under Mr. SHEN Haoping’s leadership, TZS built a world leading photovoltaic silicon ingot and wafer R&D, manufacture and sales capacity. He also served as General Manager and other leadership positions of Tianjin HuanOu Semiconductor Materials Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. SHEN Haoping received his Bachelor’s Degree in semiconductor physics from Lanzhou University.

Zhang Changxu

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Zhang Changxu
Ms. ZHANG Changxu serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. Ms. ZHANG Changxu is currently a Board Director and the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of TZS and the Chairman of Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. From 2012, she served in various leadership roles for TZS, including as Chief Financial Officer of Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan Photovoltaic Material Co. Ltd., and CFO and General Manager of Tianjin Huanou Semiconductor Materials and Technology Co., Ltd. Ms. ZHANG has extensive experience in corporate management from her management roles in finance, sales and marketing, supply chain and comprehensive planning. She has a Master’s Degree of software engineering from Tongji University and a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Shanxi University of Finance and Economics.

Wang Yan

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Wang Yan
Mr. WANG Yan serves as a director designated by TZS on Maxeon’s Board of Directors. Mr. WANG Yan is the Vice President of TZS and the CEO of Huansheng Photovoltaic (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. Between 2017 and 2018, he served as Chairman of Huanou International Silicon Material Co., Ltd., and from 2014 to 2017, he was the General Manager of Inner Mongolia Zhonghuan Photovoltaic Material Co., Ltd .Mr. WANG Yan received his Bachelor’s Degree in information and electronic science from Tianjin University.