Officers & Directors
Tom M. Djokovich
CEO & Director
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.
Chairman of the Board
Prior to co-founding PE/Q Energy, Tom served through October 2012 as Chief Operating and Development Officer for American Capital Energy, a large-scale commercial and small-scale utility solar PV developer and installer. While at ACE, he guided the development, installation, operation and maintenance of large-scale commercial and small utility rooftop and ground mount projects ranging in size from 200 kW to 6.16 MW; negotiated and secured dozens of MW of Power Purchase Agreements with both commercial and utility clients; and served as project development lead for a fully developed 20 MW utility-PPA project to be constructed in 2014.
Dr. Michael A. Russak
Dr. Russak has over thirty five years of industrial experience progressing from a research scientist to senior executive officer of two public companies. He has expertise in thin film materials and devices for magnetic recording, photovoltaic, solar thermal applications, semiconductor devices as well as glass, glass-ceramic and ceramic materials. He also has over twelve years experience at the executive management level of public companies with significant off shore development and manufacturing functions.
Dr. Russak received his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering in 1968 and Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1971, both from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. During his career, he has been a contributing scientist and program manager at the Grumman Aerospace Corporation, a Research Staff Member and technical manager in the areas of thin film materials and processes at the Research Division of the IBM Corporation at the T.J. Watson Research Laboratories. In 1993, he joined HMT Technology, a manufacturer of thin film disks for magnetic storage, as Vice President of Research and Development. His responsibilities included new product design and introduction. Dr. Russak became Chief Technical Officer of HMT and held that position until 2000 when HMT merged with Komag Inc. Dr. Russak was appointed President and Chief Technical Officer of the combined company. He continued to set technical, operational and business direction for Komag until his retirement at the end of 2006. Dr. Russak is currently Executive Director of IDEMA-US, the trade association for the Hard Disk Drive Industry. He has published over 90 technical papers, and holds 23 U.S. patents.
Mr. Oz Fundingsland/
Mr. Fundingsland brings over forty years of sales, marketing, executive business management, finance, and corporate governance experience to XsunX. His professional and business experience principally originated with his tenure, commencing in 1964, at Applied Magnetics Corp., a disk drive and data storage company. Prior to his retirement from Applied Magnetics in 1994, Mr. Fundingsland served as an Executive Officer and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 11 years directing sales growth from $50 million to over $550 million. Commencing in 1993 through 2003 Mr. Fundingsland served as a member of the board of directors for the International Disk Drive Equipment Manufacturers Association “IDEMA” where he retired emeritus, and continues to serve as an advisor to the board. For the last 13 years, Mr. Fundingsland has provided consulting services assisting with sales, marketing, and management to a host of companies within the disk drive, optical, software, and LED industries.