SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, announced today that energy veteran Lisa Bodensteiner has been named SunPower's executive vice president and general counsel. She will lead the company's global legal organization effective June 25. Bodensteiner comes to SunPower from First Solar where she served as general counsel, project development since 2009. "In addition to her legal expertise, Lisa's breadth of solar, energy and project development experience will complement SunPower's leadership team." said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "As a global solar leader, we're constantly looking to stay ahead, whether it's through our differentiated high efficiency, high reliability technology, our go-to-market strategy or our talent. We welcome Lisa to SunPower and look forward to what we can accomplish together." At First Solar, Bodensteiner was key in creating the company's project pipeline and leading significant acquisitions. She also served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at OptiSolar where she led the effort to sell its project development business to First Solar. Bodensteiner has extensive power industry experience, including more than a decade at Calpine serving in various legal related roles such as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. About SunPower SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com. SunPower is the registered trademark of SunPower Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE SunPower Corp.