Mr. Thomas H. Werner

Thomas H. Werner

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

He is chairman of the board for H2U and FLO and was previously the chief executive officer at SunPower Corporation 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 also serves as a board member of Wolfspeed 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, and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University.

In 2023, Werner was recognized as Marquette University’s Alumnus of the Year. He is a member of the Marquette University Archbishop Henni Founders Society and the Marquette University President's Society.