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Desmond Wheatley

President, CEO and Chairman [-]

Wheatley joined Envision Solar as a consultant in 2010 and has served as the Company’s CEO since 2011 and as Chairman of the Board since 2016. He has two decades of senior international management experience in technology systems integration, energy management, communications and renewable energy. He was a founding partner in the international consulting practice Crichton Hill LLC. Prior to Crichton Hill, Wheatley was CEO of iAxis FZ LLC, a Dubai based alternative energy and technology systems integration company. From 2000 to 2007, he held a variety of senior management positions at San Diego based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, fka Wireless Facilities with the last five years as President of ENS, the largest independent security and energy management systems integrator in the USA. Prior to ENS, Wheatley held senior management positions in the cellular and broadband wireless industries, deploying infrastructure and lobbying in Washington DC on behalf of major wireless service providers. Wheatley has founded, funded and operated four profitable start-up companies and was previously engaged in M&A activities. Wheatley evaluated acquisition opportunities, conducted due diligence and raised commitments of $500M in debt and equity.

Chris Caulson

Chief Financial Officer [-]

Caulson brings close to 25 years of financial management experience, including security infrastructure and technology integration, wireless communications and telecommunications industries. From 2004 through 2009, he held various positions including Vice President of Operations and Finance of ENS, the largest independent Technology Systems Integrator in the United States and a wholly-owned division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. In this role, Caulson was responsible for the operational and financial execution of multiple subsidiaries and well over $100 million of integration projects including networks for security, voice and data, video, life safety and other integrated applications. Prior to 2004, he was CFO of Titan Wireless, Inc., a $200 million international telecommunications division of the Titan Corp. (subsequently purchased by L-3.). Caulson, who has a BACC from the University of San Diego, began his career with the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen.

Rick Cunningham

Operations and Production Manager [-]

Cunningham served close to 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, before retiring as a Sergeant Major in July 2012. From August 2012 to February 2015, he held positions as Director of Public Relations and Associate Director of The Angel’s Depot, a San Diego North County non-profit and Operations Manager for the Precision Repair Network in San Diego, California. Cunningham was Envision Solar’s Operations Coordinator and Procurement Manager, before assuming his current role as Operations and Production Manager in July 2015. Cunningham brings a wide variety of operational, procurement and administrative management experience to the Envision Solar team.

Pat Senatore

Lead Systems Engineer [-]

Pat Senatore is the Lead Systems Engineer at Envision Solar overseeing the systems and electrical design, integration, production, testing, performance analysis and future product development. Senatore brings a wide range of experience from the aerospace industry, having previous lead in the development, fabrication, production and qualification of complex unmanned aerial systems. He previously worked as a Test and Evaluation Engineer at large industry leaders like Boeing and as the Engineering Programs Director at SkySpecs, a small start-up that designs and builds industrial drone applications for infrastructure inspection. Graduating with a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan, his multidisciplinary education and diverse industry experience provides a unique and valuable perspective in the understanding and growth of Envision Solar’s products.

Erick Castro

Fabrication Manager [-]

Erick Castro is the Fabrication Manger at Envision Solar with close to 11 years of experience in welding and fabrication. Castro obtained his welding certification and finished his three-month program in only five short weeks. Soon after receiving his certification, he quickly moved up as a naval ship builder at General Dynamics. After his position at General Dynamics, Castro was the welding lead at Fabrication Technologies, Inc. Castro has a proven track record of reducing costs, while ensuring Envision Solar produces the highest quality products. Castro is responsible for training and managing all welders and overseeing proper fabrication procedures and techniques.