Board of Directors
Joshua E. SchechterChairman
Joshua E. Schechter was appointed to serve the Company in April 2018. Mr. Schechter is a private investor who has served as a director of each of Viad Corp, an S&P SmallCap 600 international experiential services company, since April 2015, and Support.com, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services, since June 2016. He previously served as a director of Aderans Co., Ltd. ("Aderans"), a multi-national company engaged in hair-related business, and as the Executive Chairman of Aderans America Holdings, Inc., Aderans' holding company in the United States, from August 2008 to May 2015. From 2001 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as Managing Director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as co-President of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. Mr. Schechter previously served on the board of directors of The Pantry, Inc., a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, fromMarch 2014 until the completion of its sale in March 2015; WHX Corporation (n/k/a Handy & Harman Ltd.), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves, from 2005 until 2008; and Puroflow, Inc. (n/k/a Argan, Inc.), a provider of a full range of power industry and telecommunications infrastructure services, from 2001 until 2003.
Charles F. CargileDirector
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.
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.