(Chief Operations Officer)
For the last 14 years Gary has worked as a Process engineer at Intel. He has been on 3 different assignments to Oregon and spent a year in Ireland to bring back the latest and greatest Intel technology to Arizona, where he has helped to start up and ramp new AZ factories. In 2010 Gary was promoted to Engineering Manager, where he lead and mentored as many as 45 direct reports. He has received formal training in LEAN manufacturing and is always looking for ways to improve efficiency with standards and systems.
While still working at Intel, in 2006 Gary joined the solar industry when he saw the solar boom start here in Arizona. He performed system installs for a local solar company here in the valley. As he saw more and more roof top PV solar systems in AZ, he knew there was a need to maintain these investments. As we all know, photovoltaic systems work best when the solar panel is exposed to as much uninterrupted sun light as possible! He helped to create the service based, customer first company AZ SolarCare with Michael Flanagan. Gary's goal was to ensure every roof top PV solar system was performing at max efficiency, providing the customer with the best return on their investment.
(Chief Design Officer)
Michael was born Scotland and moved to Ireland at a young age. He went on to study Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology. He moved to the states in 2010 to pursue a career in solar. Here he started as an installer, quickly became a crew lead of the install team, moved into the design department where he helped to create new and improved methods and standards for the design team, which are still implemented now. This experience helped Michael develop into an electrical role. He has helped to install or design over 6MW of solar across all of Arizona in both residential and commercial applications.
He too saw the importance of maintaining these systems for the customers and businesses that invested in the future and the sun. He knew these systems needed to be maintained to protect that investment, and protect that future. When he helped create AZ Solar Care, Michael's focus was on the customer, and providing them with the best service, and a guarantee that AZ Solar Care was there to help.