Jeff Cantin is founder and President of Solar Alternatives, and brings a decade of consulting, engineering and construction experience to the company. He is active locally and regionally in the area’s Renewable Energy trade associations, and currently serves on the board of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association, the region’s SEIA chapter. Jeff’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and graduate research in Semiconductors and Astronomy. He holds several statewide Masters Electrical Licenses, NABCEP PV and Thermal Certification, and is a member of the Louisiana Engineering Society, The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, and the American Solar Energy Society.
Dave spent the first 25 years of his career in manufacturing at Mechanical Equipment Company (MECO) as Customer Service Manager, Materials Manager and VP of Manufacturing, MIS and HR. He implemented an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system at that company, and then moved to implementing ERP systems for the software developer, Epicor. Dave has a BS in Business from ULL, an MBA from Tulane, American Production and Inventory Control CPIM and CIRM certifications, and IT and HR certifications.
Since 2013, Marc has led the Solar Alternative sales team and assisted thousands of commercial business and residential home owners in understanding all the wonderful benefits of going green utilizing the current government incentive programs. Whether it is commercial or residential solar electric, solar ventilation, solar pool heating or solar water heating, Marc is gifted at crafting several proposals for every project that grants his customers options to carefully consider before purchasing.
Barry Sorrell currently serves as an electrician for Solar Alternatives, where he assists with the installation and activation of residential and commercial solar installations. Barry is a graduate of Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas). Prior to joining the Solar Alternatives team, he accumulated over eighteen years of experience as an electrician, with the past seven specifically on commercial and residential projects.
Christian Quitadamo is the operations manager for Solar Alternatives. He’s designed and led the installation of hundreds of solar and renewables, and currently leads the production team in installing, maintaining, and servicing new and old systems around the state. He’s previously collaborated at LSU and Pennington Biomedical to advance sustainable research in the field of genetics, aquaculture, photolithography, and microfluidics and has co-authored a publication in the journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering on a novel micromixer.
Cody Hancock is the quality control technician and commissioning agent with Solar Alternatives. He has 2 MW of solar experience, including installation and commissioning of the largest solar project in Louisiana. Cody received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Iowa State University in 2016 and is certified by NABCEP as a PV Associate. Previously he worked as a mechanical engineer in Iowa designing HVAC and solar systems for the commercial sector.
Jarrell Julien currently serves as an electrical technician with Solar Alternatives, specifically with a focus on solar PV system design and installation. With five years of experience in solar, Jarrell designs solar systems for commercial and residential installations with a focus on how those projects fit each individual residence or business. He attended Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Jason Barnette currently serves as Service Manager for Solar Alternatives. With over fifteen years of business management experience, Jason focuses on the post installation service of Solar Alternative’s residential and commercial customers. His interest in renewable energy was fostered at a young age when his father designed a solar hot water system for his childhood home. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University.
Larry Dunn currently serves as an energy consultant for Solar Alternatives, with a focus on Indow window inserts. Larry has prior experience in marketing, sales, and lead generation in the residential home goods sector, with a specific focus on the customer journey. Larry holds an Associate of Science from University of Cincinnati and an Associate in Electronics Engineering with a Concentration in Green Energy from Devry University.
Ronnie Chimento currently serves as a technician for Solar Alternatives. Ronnie is an experienced technician with five years of solar and twelve years of technical service experience. His experience ranges from installation projects in solar PV, solar hot water, solar attic fans, and in solar monitoring. Also, Ronnie was part of a solar installation team that installed over 100 eighteen panel residential solar systems a week. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Roy Devine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Solar Alternatives, based upon an impressive 35-year career in contracting sales, licensing field operations support, attraction development, and sports park ownership and marketing, locally, regionally, and abroad. Roy’s exceptional negotiation talent, his ability to connect with his clients, and his outstanding communication skills, and his multi-cultural experiences overseas uniquely position him to represent and market the company. Roy is a tenacious leader who understands what drives sales.
Tyler Rist currently serves as a solar technician for Solar Alternatives. With experience in warehousing and solar installation, Tyler works with the Solar Alternatives team on installations, quality control, and post installation service. With solar experience in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the Northshore, and the Southeastern Louisiana area, Tyler assists businesses and homeowners in adding solar to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption.
Will currently serves as a commercial project support manager for Solar Alternatives, where he assists with client relations, proposals, and commercial business development. Will graduated cum laude from Tulane University in May 2017 where he earned a B.S. in Economics and a B.A in Environmental Studies. Prior to joining Solar Alternatives, he interned at the Alliance for Affordable Energy and Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association.