Board of Directors
Charles F. CargileChairman
Prior to joining Sunworks as Chief Executive Officer in March 2017, Charles Cargile served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Newport Corporation from October 2000 until April 2016, when Newport was acquired by MKS Instruments. At Newport Mr. Cargile was responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations and information technology functions. In addition, Mr. Cargile led Newport’s efforts in strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Newport, Mr. Cargile was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development for York International Corporation (now a division of Johnson Controls, Inc.), a manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration products. He joined York in November 1998, and served in a number of executive positions, including Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, until his promotion to Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development in February 2000. Prior to joining York, Mr. Cargile was employed by Flowserve Corporation, a global company engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of industrial flow management equipment, in various positions, most recently as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from February 1995 to November 1998. Mr. Cargile is certified as a Professional Director by the American College of Corporate Directors. Mr. Cargile has his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Daniel Gross was appointed to serve as a director of the Company in April 2018. Mr. Gross is a private equity and infrastructure expert focused on renewable energy and clean technology. He has served as a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management and was one of the founding Partners of Hudson Clean Energy, a private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. Prior to Hudson, Mr. Gross worked in the U.S. alternative energy investment group at Goldman Sachs as well as GE Capital's Energy Financial Services unit, where he founded the renewable energy investment business. Mr. Gross is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale University. He also holds an appointment at Yale University where he teaches a course on the finance of renewable energy.
Judith Hall was appointed to serve the Company in October 2019. As Chief Legal Officer of Recurrent Energy, Ms. Hall was directly accountable for this fast-growing company’s transactional matters, built an industry leading in-house legal team and secured more than $4B of project financing, developed and sold more than 700 MW of solar PV projects and executed more than 1 GW of long-term power purchase agreements. Prior to this, Ms. Hall served as Associate General Counsel of Babcock & Brown, a global infrastructure and advisory firm. Prior to her legal career, she provided engineering consulting services to electric power utilities, the US Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute, specializing in probabilistic risk assessment. Ms. Hall received a BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors from UC Berkeley, a JD cum laude from UC Hastings, and an LLM in Business Law from UC Berkeley Law.
Gaylon Morris was appointed to the Board of Directors after being named Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks in January 2021. Prior to joining Sunworks, Mr. Morris served as Business Strategist at Rosendin Electric, where he was responsible for identifying, researching, and developing go-to-market strategies to target new market opportunities. Prior to Rosendin Electric, he was Senior Vice President of Operations for Strategic Growth and Market Development at Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI). At CEI, Mr. Morris was responsible for developing and successfully implementing strategies for CEI’s growth divisions, specifically Modular Data Center Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, and Utility Electrical. Other previous experience includes senior executive roles at NTS Corporation, Method Electronics, and MET Laboratories, along with serving in the United States Navy, where he was a Submarine Service Nuclear Reactor Plant Operator.
Rhone Resch has served as a director of the Company since November 2016. Since 2004, Mr. Resch has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Energy Industries Association. From 1998 until 2004, he served as the Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Supply Association, and from 1994 until 1998 he served as the Program Manager of the United State Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Air and Radiation. From 1992 until 1994 Mr. Resch served as a Senior Analyst at Project Performance Corporation. Mr. Resch received a Bachelor of Arts, English/Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, a Master of Environmental Science from State University of New York and a Master of Public Administration, Management from Syracuse University. Mr. Resch is qualified to serve as a Director because of his industry expertise and corporate leadership experience.
Stanley Speer was appointed to serve as a director of the Company and Chairman of the Audit Commit in May 2018. Mr. Speer is the principal of Speer and Associates, LLC., a consulting firm he founded to provide practical operational, financial and strategic solutions to public and private businesses. Previously, Mr. Speer was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), in Los Angeles specializing in advising and assisting boards of directors, investment groups, management groups and lenders in a wide range of turnaround, restructuring and reorganization situations. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Speer spent 10 years as CFO for Cadiz Inc., a publicly held real estate and water resource management company and its subsidiary, Sun World International, a fully-integrated agricultural company. Prior to Cadiz, Mr. Speer was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he spent 14 years in the Los Angeles office specializing in business reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions.