Meet Our Training & Tech Support Team!

  • Jeff Spies
    Senior Director of Policy

    Jeff Spies has been on the forefront of solar training since his entry into the PV industry in 2007. Thousands of contractors and installers have attended his popular online trainings and live training events and he is a regular speaker at major industry trade shows and conferences including Solar Power International, Intersolar, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in sales, marketing, and technical training in the industrial automation field prior to moving into solar in 2006. Jeff also serves as Secretary for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). When he finds some spare time, Jeff loves to garden and hike in the desert near his Arizona home.

  • Johan Alfsen
    Director of Training & Technical Services

    Johan Alfsen has been in the solar industry since 2004 when he became an installer in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his roles as speaker, trainer, and author of various articles on roof penetrations and code compliance for residential solar installations, Johan has become known industry wide for his passionate advocacy of solar roofing best practices. He sits on the Board of Directors for Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) as well as the Resource Guide Committee for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and was recently certified by the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). Johan holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice. Johan is also the founder of Solar Battle of the Bands, a hugely successful annual industry networking event held concurrently with Intersolar in San Francisco.

  • Carlos Maldonado
    Training & Technical Support

    Carlos Maldonado gained hands-on knowledge of Quick Mount PV products by working in production when he started with the company in 2009. After subsequently working in the Sales department for more than a year, Carlos became the lead provider of tech support to Quick Mount PV users and resellers. He also researches code compliance and technical issues, helps with equipment set up and product demonstrations, and assists in creating videos on company products. Carlos has passed the entry level NABCEP examination.

  • Susan Stark
    Product Specialist/Technical Trainer

    Sue started her career in solar in 2008, managing a commercial integrator and increasing revenue by 500% in two years. Sue has earned four Certificates from Solar Energy International (SEI), including the Solar Professionals Trainer Certificate. She is also a RISE Certified Solar Roofing Professional and obtained her NABCEP PV Technical Sales Professional Certification in 2013. Before entering the solar industry, Sue was the co-owner of a Construction and Safety Equipment Distributor. Off duty, Sue globe-trots either on a dual-sport motorcycle or in a sea kayak.



"When I'm punching dozens of holes to mount a solar array, I need to be certain there are no points of failure. Only Quick Mount gives me that assurance."
Tony Diaz, Century Roof & Solar
"I learned the hard way at a previous employer. Now I trust every job I can to Quick Mount PV. "
Justin McComas, Baker Electric Solar
"With our severe Rocky Mountain winters, only Quick Mount PV delivers the installation speed and absolute confidence we need."
Will Serene, Independent Power Systems
"We all agreed that only Quick Mount PV could give us the confidence we needed in mounting a big job like this."
Andy Tyson, Creative Energies
"Quick Mounts are better quality, more cost effective, and easier to install than any brand we've used."
Darren Malvin, American Solar
"I've been a roofer for 30 years and I know quality when I see it. Quick Mounts are the real deal."
Mark Fambrini, Mark Fambrini Renovations
"Thanks to Quick Mount PV, the alliance between roofing and solar is stronger than ever."
Chip Upshaw, Fidelity Roof
"I've tried a lot of attachment options, but here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, there is only one product I can trust on my customers' homes. Once we started using Quick Mounts we never stopped."
Sarah Freel, Synchro Solar

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