Paul Winnowski , Chief Operating Officer, Sunrun
Paul brings 20-plus years of experience at the helm of large corporations in highly-competitive markets. He previously served as President of United Technologies Fire & Security in North Europe & South Africa, where he was responsible for well over $1Bn in sales and more than 13,000 employees. Prior to this, he managed UTC’s Fire & Security business in Asia with over $500M in sales and 4,000 employees. Winnowski also held a number of leadership roles at General Electric, where he built GE Security’s business in China and Asia, and began his career scaling a private company from $30M to $650M in revenues, ultimately leading to acquisition by GE. “Making solar more affordable and accessible is core to our vision and vital for the continued growth of the company,” Winnowski said. “As I’ve learned in the fire and security industry, companies that focus on improving customer benefits and lowering cost while building scalable business processes are the ones which will ultimately emerge as sustainable and profitable industry leaders.”
Antonio Cintra, President, AEE Solar
Cintra brings extensive expertise in the integration of service-based businesses and serving the needs of channel partners. He spent 15 years at Philips where he played key roles in the development, sales and marketing of some of the company’s most leading edge products and technologies. He later served as President at United Technologies managing the Fire and Security Services business in the Americas and the Global Detection and Alarm business. Most recently Cintra was co-founder and investor in a startup focused on the home automation market that launched the world’s first smartphone-based garage door opener. He holds a degree in economics from York University in Toronto and completed the Columbia Senior Executive Program (CSEP) at Columbia University.
Ken Ambur, General Counsel
Ken is responsible for advising the board and executive management team, leading the law department and overall risk management. With 13 years in the energy industry, Ken is passionate about using his business and legal expertise to help Sunrun grow and thrive. He contributes to overall business strategy, using law as a tool to help do business in a smart way. Prior to Sunrun, Ken was General Counsel for NAES Corporation in Issaquah, WA, where he led negotiations for commercial agreements, managed technology licensing and directed complex transaction documentation. Ken holds a JD from the University of Washington School of Law and a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington. He is an accomplished mountaineer, and credits leading mountain climbing trips for beginners as a key to sharpening his leadership skills.