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Expert in Solar Energy Installation

Expert ID: 736043 Texas, USA

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Photovoltaic, solar domestic water heating, solar pool heating installation, sales service expert. Expert operated a solar energy installation company for 12 years. He installed utility scale solar for three years. He is currently a director of operations for a multi branch solar installation firm.

High level of personal and professional integrity. Self-starter with the ability to work effectively as part of any team or alone. Ability to lead and supervise a diverse work team. Ability to assimilate and analyze data to make effective decisions.

Computing skills: MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, Salesforce, Pro-Core, Helioscope, Open Wells

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Austin, TX - Dallas, TX - Houston, TX - San Antonio,TX

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2020 Degree: MBA Subject: Project Management Institution: Louisiana State University of Shreveport
Year: 2005 Degree: BS Subject: Petroleum Service Institution: Nicholls State University
Year: 2005 Degree: AS Subject: Safety Technology Institution: Nicholls State University
Year: 2003 Degree: AS Subject: Electromechanical Engineering Institution: Louisiana State Technical College
Year: 2002 Degree: AS Subject: AutoCAD Drafting and Design Institution: Bossier Parish Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Operations Department: Responsibilities: Oversaw customer experience from close through service for a 3-branch residential and commercial solar installation firm. Managed 3 Branch Operation Managers, Design, Service and Project Coordination. Reduced close to cash by 35% while business grew over 40% YOY. Implemented numerous process improvements. Implemented a safety and a vehicle maintenance program. Expanded companies’ capabilities in storage and ground mount installations. Completed Master’s degree while working full time.
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: Mortenson Construction Title: Lean Innovation Superintendent Department: Solar and Renewable Energy Responsibilities: Oversaw electrical installation of two utility scale solar energy projects (10 MW and 180 MW) in South Carolina. Conducted work studies to streamline installation processes. Implemented numerous process and material improvements. Developed Standard Work Instructions (SWI’s) for standard work, video SWI’s and Methods of Procedure for one off critical tasks. Managed companies’ best practices data base. Oversaw warranty work at 7 utility solar sites in Utah (350 MW each). Managed the startup of a wire harness and combiner box prefabrication manufacturing facility in San Antonio, TX. Worked with VDC team in developing 3D construction drawings for project planning. Formulated and developed an innovative DC collection wire harness assembly slated to save over $5 million per year. Recognized as one of the top 5 innovators in the company of over 6,000 employees for 2018. Held electrical licenses in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Years: 2004 to 2016 Employer: Self Employed Title: Owner Department: Management Responsibilities: Founded, owned and operated the first state licensed solar contracting business in Louisiana. Licensed as a general and electrical contractor specializing in solar energy installations, built the company to at one time managing 34 employees operating out of a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse with 6 trucks, 2 vans and 8 trailers, built company’s first and second websites, managed SEO and PPC, managed company finances, carried out design, scheduling, procurement, sales, customer service, built a 10 person sales team, developed processes and procedures as company grew, consistently determined innovative approaches to solving issues in all aspects of business, managed and personally oversaw the construction of what was at the time the largest solar installation in state of Louisiana – 256 kW for the U.S Marine Corp Facility in Lafayette, LA, designed and installed two 60 kW installations for adjoining apartments with a 3-month time line and a hard cutoff off December 31st bringing the project in before Christmas and with $230k in savings over the original design. Company was ranked 115 in the US by Solar Power World Magazine in 2013 with over 1,200 installations across four states. Shut down due to loss of Louisiana state solar tax credit and the state wide net metering cap implanted within 2 months of one another.
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Chevron/ Shell International Exploration and Production Title: Drilling and Completion Representative Department: Responsibilities: Chevron 2005-2006
Shell International Exploration and Production 2006-2009
Supervised drilling, completion and workover of wells in the Deep Water of the Gulf of Mexico on both moored and Dynamically Positioned drilling vessels in up to 10,000’ of water and up to 200 sub contract employees, responsibilities included scheduling of personnel and equipment, maintaining electronic well files, communicating and coordinating with the shore based team, overseeing batch set, dual activity operations, jetting, drilling (Directional, Measurement while Drilling / Pressure while Drilling), casing ( standard and expandable), Subsea BOPs, foam and standard cementing, perforating, fracking, coil tubing, slickline, and flow-back operations. Participated and lead in Management of Change, Root Cause Analysis and mentoring, Captured Lessons Learned, and maintained accurate cost controls. Reluctantly resigned in order to operate prospering solar installation business full time. Rigs- Nobel Jim Thompson, Transocean Deepwater Spirit, Nobel Clyde Boudreaux, Transocean Cajun Express
Years: 1997 to 2005 Employer: Transocean Inc./ GlobalSantaFe Title: Electrician – Standalone Department: Responsibilities: Transocean Inc. 1997-2003
GlobalSantaFe 2003-2005
Responsible for all preventive maintenance, upkeep and repair of all electrical systems and equipment including MCCs, SCRs, HVAC systems and PLCs on Jack-ups and Semi Submersibles drilling vessels. In charge of maintaining spare parts stock, preventive maintenance system tracking, implemented energy efficiency measures to reduce operating costs and extend maintenance intervals
Roustabout / AB Seaman - In addition to ordinary marine type duties, assisted in updating all electrical construction drawings of a newly built drilling vessel, the Discoverer Enterprise to “as built” status and created a searchable database for the more than 3,000 drawings personally revised.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Project Management Professional
National Association of Board Certified Energy Professional (NABCEP) PV Installation Professional
Licenses / Certifications
Electrical Contractor's License (LA), Master Electrician License (TX, OH, NC, MS), Building Contractor License (LA), National Association of Board Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Pesticide Applicator's License, Irrigation Installation License, Horticulture License, Back Flow Prevention License, Lean, Six Sigma

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Outback Power Systems
SMA
SolarEdge
Tesla Power Wall
Sonnen
Sharp

Fields of Expertise

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