Meet Our Training & Tech Support Team!
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.
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.
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.
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.