SunPower Corp. has appointed electric power industry veteran Thomas R. McDaniel to its board of directors. McDaniel recently retired from Edison International after 37 years of service.
In his most recent role, McDaniel served as Edison International’s executive VP, CFO, and treasurer. He was responsible for the company’s financial, risk management, controller, internal audit, and IT functions.
“Tom’s extensive experience growing and operating global electric power businesses will provide invaluable guidance as we expand the utility and power plant segment of our business,” said Tom Werner, SunPower’s CEO. “We are excited to add Tom’s financial talent and power industry expertise to the SunPower board.”
“SunPower is at the front line of the new era of clean power generation ranging from solar rooftop installations to utility-scale solar power plants,” said McDaniel. “SunPower’s global positioning, superior technology, and vertically integrated model position our company to excel across markets and channels. I look forward to working with the SunPower team to expand its presence in the utility-scale market.”
Before Jan. 1, 2005, McDaniel was chairman, CEO, and president, and a director of Edison Mission Energy, a power generation business specializing in the development, acquisition, construction, management, and operation of power production facilities. He also served as CEO and a director of Edison Capital, a provider of capital and financial services supporting the growth of energy and infrastructure projects, products and services both domestically and abroad.
McDaniel is actively involved in several philanthropic and charitable organizations, including the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) and the SCAN Foundation. Through the McDaniel Family Foundation, he works with the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Beach, the Adult Day Care Center, and the Free Wheelchair Mission.