Tom M. Djokovich, Chief Executive Officer
An experienced professional, Mr. Djokovich joined XsunX in October 2003 as CEO. He leads XsunX's business and solar technologies development efforts. Mr. Djokovich provides XsunX with over 5 years of thin film solar development experience and 30 years of executive management and entrepreneurial experience managing growth and innovation in both the high-tech and building industries. He is a veteran manager of publicly held corporations and has successfully attracted tens of millions of dollars in capital investments for business development.
Mr. Djokovich other duties include management of securities compliance, internal controls, and public relations for XsunX. He has also served on XsunX’s Board of Directors since 2003.
Joseph Grimes, President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Grimes brings to XsunX more than eight years direct experience in thin-film technology and manufacturing. He was most recently Vice President, Defense Solutions, for Envisage Technology Company, where he directed and managed the defense group business development process, acquisition strategies and vision for next generation applications. Previously he was Co-Founder, President and CEO of ISERA Group, where he established the company infrastructure and guided five development teams, finally selling the company to Envisage. His direct experience in thin-film technology came with Applied Magnetics Corporation as manager for thin-film prototype assembly.
Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor's degree in business economics and environmental studies, and a Master’s in computer modeling and operation research applications, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Robert Wendt, Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Wendt holds a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from the Colorado School of Mines. His responsibility encompasses technical specification of the facilities, equipment, and manufacturing processes for XsunX. Prior to joining XsunX, Mr. Wendt was Vice President of Sales, Product Development, and Engineering at Global Solar Energy. At Global Solar, Mr. Wendt has led and directed several areas including copper indium gallium dislelenide (CIGS) technology development, equipment design and integration, facilities design and construction, engineering, production, and operations.
Previously, Mr. Wendt was at ITN with responsibility for the development of thin-film deposition technologies, thin-film PV, and development of charge controller/battery systems for portable solar cell powered systems. Prior to joining ITN, Mr. Wendt spent eight years with Lockheed Marietta Astronautics, Denver Division. While in this position, Mr. Wendt was program manager/principal investigator on over 20 material-based programs. During 1994/1995, Mr. Wendt was the technical lead for thin-film PV research at the Denver Division.