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EPC Team

Highly Experienced EPC and O&M Team with Deep Construction Knowledge

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Bradley Fite
President, Field Operations
  • Oversees all construction activities

  • Manages operations and contracts with SouthEastern T&D

  • Has 30 years of construction experience, holds Public Utility, General Contractors and Unlimited Electrical Licenses and has built more than 1,000 MW of solar PV projects

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John Berkner
President of SouthEastern T&D
  • Leads the Transmission and Distribution Division, negotiates project contracts with utility partners, and manages materials procurement for the division

  • Has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry, is a United States Air Force veteran and holds degrees in electrical systems technology and airway science

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Cliff Everett
O&M Site Manager
  • Responsible for the operations and maintenance of all operating solar projects

  • Experienced in industrial maintenance with over 14 years focused on solar maintenance

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Derek Ivie
Director of Environmental Compliance
  • Derek is responsible for all aspects of Project Environmental Reviews, Permitting, and Compliance for SunEnergy1’s development pipeline and construction projects.

  • He brings over 18 years of unique experiences as a former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Emil Neef
O&M Project Manager
  • NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional with extensive experience in the solar industry

  • Experienced in utility scale solar project due diligence, engineering, procurement, construction, project closeout, operations and maintenance

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David Harris
VP, Field Operations
  • Leads all construction projects and maintains full oversight over construction fleet of more than 200 pieces of equipment and vehicles

  • Over 20 years of experience in the construction industry including more than 12 years in solar

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Rodney Woolard
Field Operations Manager
  • Field Operations team leader managing construction sites as well as interdepartmental communication and logistics

  • Has been with the Company for 11 years and has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the construction of commercial and utility scale solar

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Obaida Mohammad
Senior Performance Data Analytics
  • Leads and oversees all operating portfolio information systems and supports data collection for the development, construction and maintenance teams

  • Holds a graduate degree in engineering with a concentration in energy systems

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Lyon Smith
Project Manager
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) with 16+ years of experience in the electrical utility industry

  • Responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of substation, transmission and distribution facilities.

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Cecil Moore
Engineering and Design
  • Responsible for solar PV designs, site layouts and maintains close contact with the construction department throughout project build out

  • Has more than 15 years of experience in AutoCAD and solar development; holds a degree in mechanical engineering

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Joel Sossaman
VP, Field Operations
  • Responsible for management of all solar installations

  • Has more than 40 years of electrical contracting experience in commercial and industrial settings

  • Has held his Unlimited Electrical License in the state of North Carolina for more than three decades

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Mitchell Lachermeier
Electrical Field Manager
  • Manages numerous construction crews and is responsible for electrical installations

  • Has installed over 500 MW of capacity since joining the Company in 2013

  • Holds an Unlimited Electrical License in North Carolina

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Matthew Smith
Manager, Quality Control
  • Leads the Quality Control teams to ensure accurate installation of electrical and mechanical system components

  • Has more than 13 years of experience in the construction industry and has installed over 400 MW of solar

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Douglas Taylor
Environmental Specialist
  • As an Environmental Specialist, Douglas, handles permitting solar sites from the initial development to finishing site close outs.

  • Douglas is an alumni of Catawba College, he has worked in permitting, spatial mapping, and project management roles.