Executive Officers

Executive Officers

  • James Tu

    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and interim Chief Financial Officer
    Mr. Tu rejoined Energy Focus in April 2019, and currently serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and will serve as its interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tu previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board, non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy Focus from 2013 through 2017. Since 2017, Mr. Tu is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Energy Partners LLC, which develops sustainability and smart building/smart city projects in the U.S., Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is also the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of 5 Elements Global Advisors, an investment advisory and management company focusing on investing n clean energy companies and a stockholder of the Company. Additionally, he is Co-Founder and 50% owner and, until May 2013, was the Managing Partner of Communal International Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company dedicated to assisting clean energy solutions companies in gaining access to global marketing, distribution licensing manufacturing and financing resources. Previously, he was the Director of Investment Management of Gerstein Fisher & Associates, and an equity analyst at Dolphin Asset Management Corp. Mr. Tu received a Master’s degree in Business Administration in finance from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.

    Senior Management

    • John Davenport

      Chief Scientist
      Mr. Davenport currently serves as Chief Scientist for Energy Focus. Mr. Davenport joined Energy Focus in November 1999 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and served as Chief Operating Officer from July 2005 until May 2008 and President from May 2008 until July 2012. Prior to joining Energy Focus, Mr. Davenport served as President of Unison Fiber Optic Lighting Systems, LLC from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Davenport began his career at GE Lighting in 1972 as a research physicist and thereafter served 25 years in various capacities, including GE Lighting’s research and development manager and as development manager for high performance LED projects. He is a recognized global expert in light sources, lighting systems and lighting applications, with special emphasis in low wattage discharge lamps, electronic ballast technology and distributed lighting systems. Mr. Davenport developed numerous advanced lighting products for GE Lighting, including the blue Xenon headlamp currently used in automobiles. During his tenure with Energy Focus, Mr. Davenport led the development of a range of LED lighting products, including Intellitube®, Energy Focus’ unique tubular LED retrofit lamp. He is the author of more than 125 patents. Mr. Davenport received a Master’s degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from John Carroll University.