Solar company chooses Sun Microsystems veteran HP as chief legal officer

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Solar energy company SunPower has tapped Eileen Evans, a former senior attorney at HP and Sun Microsystems, to fill the role of chief legal officer.

Evans comes to Silicon Valley-based SunPower from Redaptive, which uses data analytics and AI to help customers reduce energy costs, where she served as chief legal officer and general affairs director for more than a year. She has over 25 years of experience in the technology and legal sector.

“Eileen brings deep experience in large, growing technology organizations that will be extremely valuable as SunPower continues to grow and evolve during this period of marked growth,” said Peter Faricy, CEO of SunPower.

SunPower, a publicly traded company, provides hardware, software, financing and other services for residential solar installations. The company also made solar panels before it spun off its Maxeon Solar Technologies business in 2020 and halted its solar manufacturing in the United States earlier this year.

“SunPower and the solar industry are at such a significant inflection point,” Evans said in a statement. “I look forward to the meaningful work ahead.”

Evans began his legal career at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, now DLA Piper, in Palo Alto, CA. She then spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems, where she became Associate General Counsel.

After that, she spent five years at HP, becoming assistant general counsel, before becoming chief legal counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise following the cloud company’s spin-off from HP in 2015.

Evans replaces Regan MacPherson, who left the company in June and then spent the summer at Foothill College in Ireland, according to her LinkedIn page.

MacPherson commented on Evans’ nomination on LinkedIn, writing, “Hooray! Congratulations Eileen! You join a fabulous and very talented legal team.

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