As its 35th anniversary approaches, Sunpower has appointed Mark Schweizer as CEO and President. Schwiezer commenced working in his new position on June 8th 2009, bringing with him experience from his previous position as Vice President of Global Product Management and Marketing at Diamond Innovations, Inc.
“I am excited to be part of Sunpower at such an important time in its history,” commented Schweizer. “Sunpower’s successful first 35 years is a testament to the company, its employees, and its technology. Sunpower is well-positioned to rapidly build upon this solid foundation and deliver products that provide reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly power.”
Sunpower was originally incorporated in 1974 by its founder William Beale who invented the free-piston Stirling engine for a number of power generation applications like deep-space missions, solar energy production, and cryogenic cooling.