Dennis V. Arriola joins SunPower as its senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, he leads the company`s global finance, planning and accounting organizations. Previously, Arriola was senior vice president and CFO at San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co., Sempra Energy`s California regulated utilities, where he was instrumental in building the finance and treasury teams, which included accounting, planning and budgeting, strategic development, risk management, information technology, and procurement. Arriola earned a master`s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor`s degree in economics from Stanford University. He also serves as a trustee for the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute in Los Angeles, and as a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Symphony. He was recently named one of the top 100 most influential Hispanics by HispanicBusiness.com.