REC Solar takes pride in the quality of our work and the talent of our people. The leadership team’s unmatched expertise in energy, construction and business generates value for our customers and all our team members.
Matthew Walz brings 25 years of business experience to the role of Chief Executive Officer for REC Solar.
As VP of Commercial Solar for Duke Energy Renewables, Matt’s recent efforts have focused on marketing renewable solutions to Fortune 500 customers, leading Duke Energy’s commitment to buy $150–$250MM in distributed assets developed by REC Solar, serving on the REC Solar board of directors, and managing Duke Energy Renewables’ commodity risk (e.g., Renewable Energy Credits).
Matt’s prior experience in Duke Energy includes leading a competitive retail electric supplier, managing wholesale energy commodity risk, and assessing energy market trends. Before Duke Energy, Matt spent 10 years in management consulting focused on planning and delivering large improvement projects for Fortune 500 clients. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Gary Morris is the Chief Financial Officer for REC Solar, overseeing the company’s Accounting and Finance teams.
Gary has an extensive background in structured finance, project diligence and acquisition, and strategic financial valuation, with a focus on the energy industry.
Prior to joining REC Solar, Gary spent seven years with Duke Energy, most recently as the Director of Structured Finance where he was responsible for debt financing as well as overseeing the capital approval process for the commercial businesses which include solar, wind, transmission, gas pipeline, international, and strategic corporate projects. Gary also spent three years in Project Finance and Structuring for Duke Energy Renewables, originating and negotiating wind and solar project acquisitions, along with valuation modeling, due diligence, and debt financing.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Elon University, as well as a Master of Environmental Management and MBA from Duke University.
Alan Russo joined REC Solar in October of 2015 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing bringing 10+ years of enterprise and business leadership experience in the power and energy industries.
Prior to joining REC, Alan was Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Bloom Energy leading Executive level engagements within the Fortune 500. During that time, he helped Bloom move from the “imagine a box” concept to successfully deploying and powering critical facilities with hundreds of Bloom systems across the country.
Prior to joining Bloom Energy, Alan worked thirteen years for American Power Conversion (APC) in a variety of technical and front-line management positions, primarily in Europe and Asia. While at APC, Alan spent five years as Country General Manager for Japan based in Tokyo, and one year based in Shanghai, China as General Manager for Greater China and North Asia.
Alan has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.
Dan Alcombright is the SVP of Operations for REC Solar, overseeing the planning, construction, service and operation of solar energy projects.
With three decades of engineering, project management and leadership experience, including seven in the solar industry, Dan drives projects through an acute focus on safety, quality and schedule integrity.
Before joining REC Solar, Dan was Vice President of Operations at SunEdison, a renewable energy project developer. Previously, Dan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SOLON Corporation, overseeing the company’s growth into an early leader in utility-scale and commercial photovoltaic projects.
A licensed professional engineer (PE), Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in addition to an MBA from the University of Saint Thomas.
Executive Leadership Team
Joslyn BroomeDirector | Operational Excellence
Brian Meichtry Director | Engineering
Chris Licciardi Director | Project Management
Jesse Elliott Senior Director | Quality & Safety
Dave Dosker Director | Construction
Art Villa VP | Technology
Craig Noxon VP | Enterprise Sales
Chris HillerLead Energy Solutions Architect
Billy Heidt Director | Operations & Maintenance
Jama BondDirector | Inside Sales & Channel Program
Jared Friedman VP | Commercial & Industrial Sales
John Hostetter Senior Director | Product Development
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