Tom M. Djokovich, President and Chief Executive Officer
An experienced professional, Mr. Djokovich leads XsunX's efforts to produce TFPV modules to help meet the burgeoning demand for alternative sources of energy.
Mr. Djokovich has over 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 millions of dollars in capital investments for business development. In addition to his general management duties, Mr. Djokovich has been directly responsible for managing investor relations and compliance with Security Exchange Commission regulations.
Joseph Grimes, 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.
Jeff Huitt, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Huitt serves as Chief Financial Officer at XsunX. Located in the Golden, Colorado research facility, his responsibilities include operations management and coordination of resources. He has 20 years experience in leadership positions of both larger organizations and start ups, most recently as COO/CFO of a startup defense contractor guiding the company through high growth rates and recapitalizations. His additional experience includes venture capital, technology and non technology startups, and Controller of Qwest Wireless.
Mr. Huitt is a CPA and holds two degrees from the University of Denver: a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Dr. Guang Lin, Chief Scientist
Dr. Guang H. Lin serves as Chief Scientist at XsunX. Dr. Guang received his PhD in Chemical Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985. He has extensive experience in thin film deposition by means of various methods, including PECVD, CVD, PLD, DC & RF sputtering, MOD, and E-Beam deposition. He works in Wronski-free amorphous silicon alloy materials and solar cells, nano-structure optical resonance device fabrication, and hydrogen production using triple junction amorphous silicon solar cells.
Prior to XsunX, Dr. Lin was the Principal Engineer and Thin Film Department leader at Paratek Microwave Inc. Here he focused on developing Barium Strontium Titanate based thin film material and processes for microwave communication. He was a Senior Project Staff Scientist and Pilot Solar Module Line Manager at BP Solar where he developed new processes with higher yield, faster throughput and higher stabilized efficiency. Several of the pilot line processes were successfully transferred to the large scale production line.
Dr Lin’s academic excellence includes work as a Research Scientist and Assistant Director at Surface Electrochemistry Laboratories and Assistant Research Scientist and Program Manager at the Center for Electrochemical System and Hydrogen Research at both facilities situated at the Texas A&M University. Dr. Lin has published more than 60 scientific papers and holds several patents.
Robert Wendt, Vice President of Engineering.
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.