Mr. Thomas H. Werner

Thomas H. WernerThomas H. Werner, Eng ’86, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2012.

He is chairman of the board at SunPower and was SunPower's chief executive officer and member of the SunPower board of directors from 2003 until April of 2021. SunPower is a publicly traded corporation that delivers the highest-efficiency solar cells and solar panels, and the most advanced solar energy systems. Prior to joining SunPower, he was chief executive officer of Silicon Light Machines, Inc., an optical solutions subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Previously, Werner was vice president and general manager of the Business Connectivity Group of 3Com Corp., a network solutions company. He has also held a number of executive management positions at Oak Industries, Inc. and General Electric Co.

Werner currently serves as a board member of Cree, Inc., and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

He is a member of the Marquette University Archbishop Henni Founders Society.