John Sedgwick, President
John is a serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the renewable energy industry. In 2013, he co-founded VDE Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the VDE Group, where he serves as president and a member of the board of directors. John also directs the strategic development of VDE Americas’ award-winning natural catastrophe (NatCat) risk exposure advisory products, which specialize in hail and wind risk to solar assets and portfolios.
In 2002, John co-founded Solaicx, a solar technology company that invented and commercialized a proprietary process for the continuous growth of high-quality silicon ingots. As the company’s EVP, John secured technology patents; negotiated a long-term supply agreement with SunPower; and later played a crucial role in selling the company to SunEdison (formerly MEMC).
Outside of work, John is an avid sailor and amateur astronomer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University.