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 who joined Maxeon on March 15, 2021 is our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Strohbecke most recently served as the Vice President Finance and Global Operations Controller for Micron Technology. Prior to 2013, he served 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 2003, Mr. Strohbecke worked in various management roles with increasing responsibility at Infineon and Siemens Semiconductor Group. Mr. Strohbecke holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Berufsakademie Mannheim, Germany and a joint EMBA degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing) and INSEAD.
Lindsey Roon Wiedmann
Lindsey Wiedmann is our Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer and leads our global legal and sustainability teams. During her decade with SunPower before continuing with Maxeon in 2020, she has provided legal expertise in the areas of project finance and development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, compliance, disputes and other significant matters in support of 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 joining Maxeon he served as SunPower’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, responsible for driving SunPower’s strategy, mergers and acquisition and business activities. Previously, he was SunPower’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 in 2003, Mr. Aschenbrenner served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations at AstroPower, Inc., a solar product manufacturing company. He has more than 40 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 is our Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. Before joining Maxeon, since November 2018, she was Head of Asia- Human Resources at 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 a Bachelor of Laws from University of New England (Australia). Ms. See is also a Certified Solution Focused Coach.
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.