SunPower Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of solar panels, has promoted Charles Boynton to executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). He will lead the company’s global finance, planning and accounting organisations. Boynton was named acting CFO earlier this month after the departure of Dennis Arriola, SunPower’s former EVP and CFO.
Boynton joined SunPower in June of 2010, serving as the company’s vice president of corporate finance and corporate development, with global responsibility for finance, planning and analysis and leading strategic investments, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining SunPower, Boynton was CFO for ServiceSource International, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, legal and facilities. He also held the position as CFO at Intelliden where he drove finance, legal, IT, human resources and professional services. Earlier in his career, Boynton held key financial positions at Commerce One, Kraft Foods and Grant Thornton, and is a current member of the board of trustees of the San Jose Technology Museum of Innovation.
Boynton was a certified public accountant (CPA), State of Illinois, and a member FEI, Silicon Valley Chapter. He earned his MBA at Northwestern University and his BSc in Business from Indiana University.
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