Energy Focus appoints new CFO and executive chairman
Mr. White, a Certified Public Accountant, brings to Energy Focus more than 20 years of experience. He had been serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EngagePoint since 2015.
Previously, Mr. White served as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller of National Grid USA, an subsidiary of National Grid, from 2011 to 2014.
Mr. White served in various finance roles prior to that, including as Assistant Corporate Controller at Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company, from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. White began his financial career as an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clarkson University.
Dr. Tewksbury is a well-known semiconductor industry executive with a distinguished track record of transforming and building visionary businesses.
As the former CEO of Integrated Device Technology, Dr. Tewksbury architected the company’s turnaround from 2008 to 2013, putting it in new businesses such as analog, wireless charging and radio frequency (RF) products.
Dr. Tewksbury served on the Board of Directors of Entropic Communications from 2010 to 2015 and, as CEO from 2014 to 2015, led the company’s return to profitability and sale to MaxLinear, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Tewksbury was President and COO of AMI Semiconductor from 2006 to 2008, Managing Director at Maxim Integrated from 2000 to 2006 and held a variety of engineering and management positions at IBM Microelectronics and Analog Devices.
Dr. Tewksbury served on the Board of Directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) from 2011 to 2013 and has been a Board Director at Jariet Technologies since its spinoff from Semtech in 2015.
Dr. Tewksbury received the B.S. degree in Architecture, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT.