Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MAXN), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, today announced that Matt Dawson will be joining the company on March 20, 2023, to serve as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dawson will be responsible for the research and development (R&D) function globally, establishing the Company’s new technology strategic roadmap and leading technological innovation and development. As a senior member of the executive team, Matt Dawson will report directly to the CEO Bill Mulligan.
“We are thrilled to have Matt join our leadership team at a time when solar technology is playing an increasingly larger role in the global economy and in global energy security,” said Bill Mulligan, CEO at Maxeon Solar Technologies. “He brings a deep understanding of our industry-leading Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) technology together with strong determination to drive future innovation – both critical in ensuring Maxeon continues its solar industry leadership.”
A technology executive 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. Most recently, Dawson has been Vice President of Technology at Sila Nanotechnologies, a privately held Silicon Valley company working towards scaling up the manufacture of an innovative silicon anode material for advanced high-performance batteries. He has previously 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.
Commenting on his new role, Matt Dawson explained that “The transition to Maxeon feels like “coming back home” after my time at SunPower. I look forward to, once again, working with the team on the production of more cost-effective and efficient solar technologies. What drew me to Maxeon is the company’s strong legacy of leadership in solar innovation, rapid growth trajectory, and passion for delivering state-of-the-art technology to its customers. I can’t wait to start working with the talented R&D team to accelerate Maxeon’s technology strategy, and to continue Powering Positive Change.”
Dawson will be joining the Maxeon R&D team in San Jose, California.
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