Jason Whitaker

Jason Whitaker has been our Chief Technology Officer from October 2009 to September 2017, President and Chief Technology Officer from September 2017 to December 2019, and President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2020 to date. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Whitaker served as Co-Owner at Thunder Heart Performance Corp. with varying roles in Operations and Engineering between 1994 and 2009. Mr. Whitaker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Mr. Whitaker serves on our board of directors because of his extensive senior leadership experience and comprehensive knowledge of our business and perspective of our day-to-day operations.

Brad Forth

Brad Forth has been a senior advisor to Oaktree’s GFI Energy Group since 2016. Mr. Forth helps the team anticipate growth opportunities in the power, utility and energy sectors, and invest its capital in leading companies, helping management teams to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Mr. Forth has spent his entire career in the energy industry. Mr. Forth began his career as a design engineer at Power Measurement, Inc. in 1988, where he was responsible for pioneering research in the field of digital power metering and energy management systems. Mr. Forth remained at Power Measurement in various capacities for 18 years, the last nine as its Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2005. In 2006, Mr. Forth joined GFI Energy Group as a partner until 2009. Mr. Forth was a Managing Director at Oaktree from 2009 to 2016. Mr. Forth was a former board member of Xantrex Technology, The Kirlin Group and OpTerra Energy Group, and a former board chair of GT Solar Incorporated, Turbine Generator Maintenance, Cannon Technologies, GoodCents and TenK Solar. Mr. Forth is currently a board member of Array Technologies, a publicly held solar tracking and solutions company. Mr. Forth received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria in Canada. Mr. Forth was winner of the 2002 Ernst and Young award for “Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology and Communications” and has been a member of Young Presidents’ Organization since 1998. Mr. Forth serves as the chairman of our board of directors because of his expertise in the energy industry.

Peter Wilver

Peter M. Wilver joined the Company as a director in January 2021. Mr. Wilver was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”), a leading provider of laboratory products and services, from August 2015 until his retirement in March 2017 and had previously spent 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Thermo Fisher (formerly Thermo Electron) from October 2004 until July 2015. Before joining Thermo Electron in 2000, Mr. Wilver held financial leadership roles at General Electric and Grimes Aerospace Company, and at Honeywell International, where he most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the electronic materials business. Mr. Wilver currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baxter International, Inc., where he is a member of the of the Compensation Committee, Evoqua Water Technologies, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee, and LivaNova PLC, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee. Mr. Wilver previously served on the Board of Directors of CIRCOR International, where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, and Tenet Healthcare, where he was a member of the Audit and Human Resources Committees. Mr. Wilver is a certified public accountant. Mr. Wilver’s qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience in strategic planning and business development as well as in leading the financial, accounting and investor relations functions of large, multi-national manufacturing companies. Mr. Wilver holds a B.S.B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in Accounting from The Ohio State University.

Ty Daul

Mr. Daul is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Primergy Solar, a developer, owner and operator of both distributed and utility scale solar PV and energy storage projects across North America. Prior to Primergy, Mr. Daul served as Vice President of Canadian Solar’s energy project development business throughout North and South America and was President of Recurrent Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar that functions as the company’s U.S. project development arm. In addition, Mr. Daul served on the Board of 8point3 Energy Partners, the SunPower-First Solar publicly traded Yieldco. Prior to joining SunPower, he co-founded Element Power in 2009 and oversaw the company’s wind and solar businesses in the Americas for five years. With more than three decades of experience in the power generation industry, Mr. Daul has been integrally involved in more than 8 GW of operating renewable projects representing well over $11 billion of total investment. A seasoned leader with an ability to execute complex transactions across diverse technologies and teams, Ty’s energy industry experience also includes seven years at PPM Energy/Iberdrola Renewables, Entergy and Newport Generation. He was on the Board of Directors of the Solar Energy Industries Association for nearly three years and served on the Wind Solar Alliance Board for more than seven years. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Toni Volpe

Mr. Volpe is Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Falck Renewables S.p.A., a global leader in the development, design, construction and management of renewable energy plants and infrastructure. Under his leadership, the company expanded geographically in Europe and the U.S. with growth in wind and solar energy, and into the energy flexibility and efficiency sectors in Italy, implementing a significant investment plan in both digital and physical assets. Prior to Falck Renewables, Mr. Volpe served in various senior leadership positions at Enel Green Power (EGP). As President and Chief Executive Officer of EGP North America, Mr. Volpe led the company’s portfolio diversification geothermal, solar, mini-hydro, wind, and biomass, and built pipelines of projects in various technologies. Substantial growth in installed capacity and gross margin allowed EGP NA to become a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in the United States and Canada. He graduated magna cum laude in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, at Polytechnic of Milan and obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Lori Sundberg

Ms. Sundberg is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Quanergy Systems, Inc. (NYSE: QNGY), a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions . Ms. Sundberg has more than 30 years of experience in developing and aligning HR strategy with business needs. She has led large corporate initiatives focused on culture, organization effectiveness, diversity, leadership development, merger and acquisition, and total rewards. Before joining Quanergy, Ms. Sundberg served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), and as SVP of Global Human Resources at Jacobs (NYSE: J), a global provider of technical, professional and construction services. Sundberg has also served as SVP, Human Resources and Ethics at Arizona Public Services Company, the largest electric utility in Arizona, and advanced through a series of HR leadership roles at American Express. Ms. Sundberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University.

Jeannette Mills

Ms. Mills is a senior operations executive with more than 30 years of commercial and regulatory experience in the energy and utilities sectors as well as the consumer services sector. Her career reflects a demonstrated track record of delivering solid achievements in business operations, risk management, strategy development, and financial management. She brings deep governance experience to Shoals through her previous work on a corporate board, specifically as chair of Medifast, Inc.’s (“Medifast”) compensation committee. Ms. Mills currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer at Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”), a federally owned electric utility, where she is responsible for leading TVA's External Affairs, including overall Customer Service, Government & Community Relations, Federal Affairs, Economic Development, and Regulatory Assurance functions to achieve organizational objectives in accordance with the policies established by TVA’s Board of Directors. Prior to TVA, Ms. Mills held senior leadership roles at National Grid, the Maryland Public Service Commission, Baltimore Gas & Electric, and Medifast, where she also served as a board member. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

Robert Julian

Mr. Julian is a dynamic financial executive with more than 30 years of success and advancement within globally respected public and private companies, ranging in size from small-cap enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. He has a proven track record of developing and leading high performing Finance, Accounting and IT teams across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, consumer products, distribution, retail, and business services sectors. Mr. Julian currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer of The RealReal, Inc. (the “TheRealReal”) (Nasdaq: REAL), the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods, where he is responsible for developing and shaping company strategy and driving profitable growth. Prior to TheRealReal, Mr. Julian held senior financial leadership positions at Sportsman’s Warehouse, Callaway Golf, Lydall, Legrand North America, Fisher Scientific, Cisco Systems and Honeywell. He holds a BA in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan.