Management Team

Steven C. Lockard , , , President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Lockard became our President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004 and has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004. Prior to joining us in 1999, Mr. Lockard was Vice President of Satloc, Inc., a supplier of precision GPS equipment, from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Lockard was Vice President of marketing and business development and a founding officer of ADFlex Solutions, Inc., a NASDAQ- listed international manufacturer of interconnect products for the electronics industry, from 1993 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Lockard held several marketing and management positions including Business Unit Manager, Corporate Market Development Manager and Marketing/Applications Engineer at Rogers Corporation from 1982 to 1993. Mr. Lockard serves on the board of and is chair-elect of the American Wind Energy Association. Mr. Lockard holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Joseph G. Kishkill , , , Chief Commercial Officer

Joseph G. Kishkill joined TPI in August of 2017 as its Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Kishkill brings over 25 years of extensive international energy experience to TPI, including leadership positions in both the oil and gas and solar sectors. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Kishkill served in the roles of President of International Sales and Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer of First Solar, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kishkill served as President, Eastern Hemisphere and Latin America regions for Exterran Holdings, a worldwide market leader in oil and gas production equipment and natural gas compression systems. Mr. Kishkill launched his career in the energy industry at Enron Corporation where he held various leadership positions in their energy business including CEO for South America. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard.

William E. Siwek , , , Chief Financial Officer

William Siwek joined us as our Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Siwek previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for T.W. Lewis Company, an Arizona-based real estate investment company, from September 2012 to September 2013. From May 2010 until September 2012, he was an independent consultant assisting companies in the real estate, construction, insurance and renewable energy industries. Prior to that, Mr. Siwek was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talisker Mountain, Inc., from January 2009 to April 2010. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Financial Officer of the Lyle Anderson Company from December 2002 to December 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Siwek spent 18 years, from September 1984 to May 2002, with Arthur Andersen where he became a Partner in both Audit and Business Consulting Divisions. Mr. Siwek holds B.S. degrees in Accounting and Economics from University of Redlands. He is a certified public accountant.

Steven Fishbach , , , General Counsel

Steve Fishbach has served as our General Counsel since January 2015. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Fishbach served as SVP, Deputy General Counsel of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA) since 2009 and in various senior roles in the legal department of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc./eFunds Corporation (NYSE: FIS) from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Fishbach practiced corporate and securities law at Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) and other law firms in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Fishbach holds a B.A. degree in American Studies from Georgetown University and a juris doctor degree from William & Mary Law School.

Deane Ilukowicz , , , Senior Vice President – Global Human Resources & Social Responsibility

Deane Ilukowicz has recently taken on the role of Senior Vice President – Global Human Resources & Social Responsibility. Ms. Ilukowicz previously served as our Vice President of Global Human Resources since 2016. Prior to joining TPI, Ms. Ilukowicz was the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness at TransUnion, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hypertherm, and held senior level roles at other financial services and manufacturing companies. Ms. Ilukowicz has a MBA from Wake Forest University and her bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science from The Johns Hopkins University. She also served as a Trustee for the Community College System of New Hampshire and provides free HR Consulting to nonprofit organizations.

Joseph Kerkhove , , , Senior Vice President – Strategic Markets

Joseph Kerkhove joined TPI in October of 2017 as its Senior Vice President – Strategic Markets. Mr. Kerkhove brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to TPI, including leadership positions in Aerospace, Defense and Automotive markets. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Kerkhove served in the role of Commercial Vice-President with Arconic (ALCOA) Forgings and Extrusions business group, where he oversaw its sales, business development, marketing and customer service activities. Prior to that, Mr. Kerkhove served as Vice-President & General Manager ALCOA Engineered Structures, a value-add manufacturer of metallic components serving the Aerospace and Defense markets. Mr. Kerkhove has held various leadership positions with ALCOA over his 22 years of employment, as well as leading business development activities at key strategic aerospace accounts of ALCOA. He holds a BS in Industrial Management/Manufacturing Management from Purdue University.

Ramesh Gopalakrishnan , , , Senior Vice President – Technology and Industrialization

Ramesh Gopalakrishnan has recently taken on the role of Senior Vice President of Technology & Industrialization. Mr. Gopalakrishnan previously served as our Vice President of Technology, Transfer and Launch since 2016. Mr. Gopalakrishnan has over 25 years of operations, supply chain, strategy and technology experience in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Previously, Mr. Gopalakrishnan was the Executive Vice President, Manufacturing for Senvion from 2013 to 2016, based in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to this, he spent three years as COO of Suzlon Energy Composites in Pune, India, and 5 years with Halliburton Corp. in Houston, Texas as the Director of Strategy and prior to that as Director of Supply Chain. Early in his career, he spent 10 years with GE in various operational and engineering leadership roles around the world, including Global Manager, Blade Center of Excellence, and Manager for Advanced Design Technology programs and Globalization Leader. Mr. Gopalakrishnan is a GE certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and his Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Thomas J. Castle , , , Senior Vice President – North America Operations and Global Operational Excellence

Thomas (T.J.) Castle joined TPI in November of 2015 as our Senior Vice President of North America Operations and Global Operational Excellence. Prior to joining TPI, Mr. Castle was the Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain for Honeywell Aerospace, managing 15 manufacturing sites building Electronic Components for Commercial and Military Applications. Prior to that, he was the Global Vice President of the Honeywell Operating System for Aerospace. Over his career with Honeywell and General Electric, Mr. Castle has held various positions in Operations, Manufacturing, Repair, Materials and Quality in both the U.S and South East Asia. He has a B.S. degree in Aeronautics from St. Louis University, and is a Six Sigma certified Black Belt.

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