Our People

The employees at Eagle Point Solar are the foundation for the success and growth of the organization. The staff is made up of over 60 full-time, not contract, employees including sales professionals, degreed system designers, project managers, master electricians and electrical engineers.

Eagle Point Solar has grown to be the largest solar installer in the region by investing in continuous education and training for many employees. This commitment results in a highly skilled workforce with various certifications including, North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP), electrical apprenticeships, factory training by several major solar inverter manufacturers, factory certified installers for Tesla, LG Chem and Pika storage systems and multiple licensed drone pilots.

The benefit to our customers is their projects are sold, designed and built by trained professionals with a focus on timeliness and quality.

Executive/Admin

Barry R. Shear

Barry R. Shear

President/CEO

Barry has earned a wide reputation as a vigorous advocate for solar energy and climate change initiatives. Barry feels that energy from renewable sources is the Industrial Revolution of the 21st century and that jobs, economic growth, sustainability, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions can all be accomplished within a framework that works for the public and the utilities. Barry and Eagle Point Solar took the lead in the landmark Supreme Court case which now allows for third-party power purchase agreements in Iowa. He is a founding Board member and Treasurer of ISETA (Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association) and is a frequent speaker and panelist on Solar Energy Policy.

Barry R. Shear

President/CEO

Jim Pullen

Jim Pullen

General Manager

Jim has over 25 years of executive sales and operations management experience. In addition to his responsibility for day-to-day operations, he is focused on developing strategic business relationships to fuel Eagle Point Solar’s continued growth. Prior to joining Eagle Point Solar 6 years ago, Jim was a small business owner and also the Vice President of Sales and Operations for an established technology firm.

Jim Pullen

General Manager

Diane Baldwin

Diane Baldwin

Receptionist

As they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why the first friendly voice you’ll hear when calling Eagle Point Solar is of Diane Baldwin. Diane has over 20 years of experience in the administrative field and is responsible for managing the day-to-day up-front needs of Eagle Point Solar and assisting the team on projects when needed.

Diane Baldwin

Receptionist


Sales

Larry Steffen

Larry Steffen

Vice President of Sales

Larry has over 35 years of sales & executive sales management experience. Leading the sales group in his division as well as establishing and executing sales strategies is a major focus. Larry has provided solar consultations to hundreds of businesses and residents. Prior to joining Eagle Point Solar, Larry was the Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of an agriculture fertilizer plant in Central Iowa. He holds three U.S. patents on agriculture and ornamental slow-release nitrogen fertilizer formulations. Larry was also the Director of Sales for an established software engineering firm for over 20 years.

Larry Steffen

Vice President of Sales

Mike Brummer

Mike Brummer

Sales Manager

Mike joined Eagle Point Solar in 2015. He has over 25 years of sales and sales management experience. He has been recognized with numerous local, regional and national sales awards throughout his career. At Eagle Point Solar, Mike is focused on solar energy consultations, sales marketing, driving new business and creating growth in all of the markets we serve. Additionally, Mike holds his Tesla Fundamentals for Certified Installers Certificate. Do you volunteer your time anywhere? “I’ve played semi-professional volleyball early in my career. Now, I volunteer my spare time to help teach the sport to students at the high school level.”

Mike Brummer

Sales Manager

Tyler Billmeyer

Tyler Billmeyer

Solar Energy Consultant

Tyler joined Eagle Point Solar in 2013. Tyler has spent his career developing his sales and management experience. He has provided solar energy consultations to hundreds of residents and businesses throughout the Midwest. Tyler is tasked with building the client relationship and providing clients with a turn-key solar solution, managing each project from beginning to end. Do you volunteer your time anywhere? “I love skiing and snowboarding! I volunteer my spare time with Midwest Freeriders. A non-profit, youth ski and snowboard club geared towards freeriding and terrain park instruction and coaching.”

Tyler Billmeyer

Solar Energy Consultant

Heidi Black

Heidi Black

Business Development Consultant

Heidi joined Eagle Point Solar in February of 2019. Often, Heidi is the first point of contact for many of our clients. She is tasked with generating new leads, building client relationships and onboarding projects through the Eagle Point Solar sales process. Heidi has over seven years of electrical wholesale distribution experience and several years within a renewable energy division. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. What do you love about your job? “The people! My coworkers and clients are exceptional. I thoroughly enjoy providing exceptional customer service and building strong relationships within the solar energy industry.”

Heidi Black

Business Development Consultant

Steve George

Steve George

Solar Energy Consultant

Steve joined Eagle Point Solar in 2019. Steve has an impressive background in the construction trade with a concentrated focus on roofing. Steve is tasked with educating clients on the environmental and economic benefits of solar technology and guiding clients through the Eagle Point Solar sales process, managing each project from beginning to end. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Do you have any previous work experience which relates to your current expertise? “I think being a CPA is instrumental in helping clients understand the financial returns an investment in solar technology can provide.

Steve George

Solar Energy Consultant

James Hoeger

James Hoeger

Solar Energy Consultant

James joined Eagle Point Solar in 2019. James has over 24 years of sales experience in software, management consulting, and industrial goods. James is tasked with building the client relationship and providing clients with a turn-key solar solution, managing each project from beginning to end. James holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance from Loras College, Dubuque and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “Whenever possible, I enjoy spending time participating in fundraisers at my children’s schools and coaching my son’s soccer team. On a number of occasions, I have volunteered my time in various Iowa City area art festivals.”

James Hoeger

Solar Energy Consultant

Allison Knollman

Allison Knollman

Solar Energy Consultant

Allison joined Eagle Point Solar in 2018. Allison is tasked with educating residents, businesses, non-profits, school districts, and governmental entities on the environmental benefits and savings on electricity bills which solar energy brings to the public. Allison has over 18 years of experience as a sales/customer support professional and holds a Bachelor of Marketing from The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “I teach a fitness class at a local donation-based yoga studio called Body by Barre. Additionally, I teach Sunday school and go on tons of adventures with my kids and extended family.”

Allison Knollman

Solar Energy Consultant

Kent Kraus

Kent Kraus

Solar Energy Consultant

Kent joined Eagle Point Solar in 2017. As a Solar Energy Consultant, Kent helps to provide the tools and education necessary for clients to navigate the solar industry. He is instrumental in guiding clients through the Eagle Point Solar process from how solar works, equipment types, utility policies, incentive programs, warranties, construction options, energy monitoring, etc. Kent is tasked with providing Eagle Point Solar clients with the best solar energy system(s) designed to meet current and future energy needs. Kent holds an Associates in Marketing Management from Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is a volunteer Junior Achievement Instructor. Do you have a special talent? “I’ve played in a band for many years and consider myself the World’s 'Okayest' Guitar Player.”

Kent Kraus

Solar Energy Consultant

Chris Martens

Chris Martens

Solar Energy Consultant

Chris joined Eagle Point Solar in January of 2019. Chris’ extensive sales and marketing background is ideal for helping Eagle Point Solar clients to navigate the solar industry. Chris is always eager to meet new people and strengthen current business relationships by providing workable solutions to today’s renewable energy needs. Chris holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama and served as Planning and Zoning Commissioner with the City of Davenport, Iowa. Do you volunteer your time anywhere? “I’ve always loved sports and coaching. I enjoy spending my spare time coaching Little League baseball, youth wrestling, and youth football. Go Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks!”

Chris Martens

Solar Energy Consultant

David Pluym

David Pluym

Solar Energy Consultant

David (Dave) Pluym brings a wide breadth and depth of technical sales experience to Eagle Point Solar as an addition to their solar sales team. Dave has over 30 years of sales and management expertise combined with design, repair, and procurement within the technology market. His exemplary leadership and strong implementation strategies in technical and operational plans have a proven record in facilities management solutions for solar, IT, GPS consulting for land surveying and machine guidance, M2M tracking and property, and casualty insurance.

David Pluym

Solar Energy Consultant


Design/Engineering

Tod Hollenback

Tod Hollenback

Vice President of Design & Engineering

Tod has over 25 years of experience in electrical system design, sales, repair and engineering within the technology market. As VP of Design & Engineering, Tod is responsible for the system design and engineering process which includes matching compatible equipment to the needs and goals of all Eagle Point Solar client projects. Tod has attended numerous training and industry conferences and is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Photovoltaic Installation Professional (NABCEP-PVIP). Prior to Eagle Point Solar, Tod was a small business owner and previously was employed by a technology company performing both technical and sales support. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “When I’m not at work, I’m still working. Usually I can be found tackling various projects on a honey-do-list or honing my skills as a bass player and self-proclaimed sound engineer.”

Tod Hollenback

Vice President of Design & Engineering

Matt Pullen

Matt Pullen

Design Team Production Supervisor

Matt leads the Eagle Point Solar design and engineering team and is tasked with managing site assessments, solar system designs, and working on large RFP projects. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa. He has been passionate about the environment for his entire life and views renewable energy sources as a means of conservation. What do you do in your spare time? “I enjoy spending time outdoors and watching sports.”

Matt Pullen

Design Team Production Supervisor

Ryan Ehlinger

Ryan Ehlinger

System Design Analyst

Ryan joined Eagle Point Solar in March of 2018. As a System Design Analyst, Ryan works to develop proposals and set up solar monitoring portals for clients to ensure array production remains consistent and meets Eagle Point Solar’s process and production requirements. What are you passionate about? “I am very passionate about the sport of baseball and also enjoy watching Sci-Fi films such as Marvel and Star Wars in my spare time.”

Ryan Ehlinger

System Design Analyst

Vivika Heller

Vivika Heller

Field Engineering Specialist

Vivika joined Eagle Point Solar in 2018. As a Field Engineering Specialist, Vivika is charged with completing site assessments, designing solar arrays and engineering solar energy construction documents. Vivika holds a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota. Additionally, she holds a NABCEP PV Associate Certificate. Do you have any previous work experience which relates to your current expertise? “I had a very technical position when I served in the U.S. Army. The training and type of work helped me build a strong foundation for the technical aspects of the renewable energy industry and my current role.”

Vivika Heller

Field Engineering Specialist

Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer

System Design Analyst

Eric joined Eagle Point Solar in 2018. As a System Design Analyst, Eric is tasked with the design of Eagle Point Solar energy storage solutions. As battery storage solutions become more prevalent and mainstream, providing energy storage solutions such as Tesla and LG Chem battery technology provides our clients with an alternative solution to maintain more control over their energy generation and usage. Eric holds a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with an energy and sustainability concentration from the University of Denver, CO. What do you love about your job? “I love applying my passions to real-world applications. I enjoy changing how people think about the way they power their homes.”

Eric Hoffer

System Design Analyst

Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly

Energy Analyst

Steve joined Eagle Point Solar in 2019. As an Energy Analyst, Steve works to build energy solutions for Eagle Point Solar clients. Working directly with System Design Analysts and Field Engineers, Steve helps to create a big picture overview of the energy output needs during the design stage. What are you passionate about? “I enjoy spending time outdoors and reading about ways we can help to improve our environment. I am also an avid music fan and enjoy concerts of all kinds.”

Steve Kelly

Energy Analyst

Daniel Leavenworth

Daniel Leavenworth

Field Engineering Specialist

Daniel joined Eagle Point Solar in May of 2018. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, Daniel served to transfer knowledge of grafting fruit trees to the indigenous Cacao farmers in the area. Utility powerlines didn’t extend to the village, so he installed his own off-grid solar PV system for communication and lighting. Daniel holds a Bachelor of International Relations from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon and is NABCEP Photovoltaic certified. Daniel is fluent in Spanish and proficient in the local indigenous dialect of the Cacao community. What are you passionate about? “I enjoy the pursuit of self-improvement. I find it rewarding to continuously seek knowledge and be eager to learn more about finance, policy, and technology as it relates to the changing energy landscape.”

Daniel Leavenworth

Field Engineering Specialist

Todd Lindquist

Todd Lindquist

Lead Field Engineering Specialist

Todd graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2017, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and Renewable Energy. He has also taken numerous online courses earning his NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) PV Installation Professional certification. Todd is passionate about the environment and alternative forms of energy. Prior to being a member of the design team, he spent a year helping with the installation of solar arrays. Todd is tasked with performing site assessments, designing solar systems, estimating, and creating CAD drawings. Todd is also a Drone Operator and has an FAA Remote Pilot Certification. Todd is an all-around team player and is often helping out wherever needed.

Todd Lindquist

Lead Field Engineering Specialist

Sam Mraz

Sam Mraz

Energy Analyst

Sam joined Eagle Point Solar in 2019 as an Energy Analyst with the design and engineering department at Eagle Point Solar. Sam works to build energy solutions for Eagle Point Solar clients. Working directly with System Design Analysts and Field Engineers, Sam helps to create a big picture overview of the energy output needs during the design stage. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience and Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. What do you love about your job? “I love that every day I am doing something different. No project is identical. Everything is custom designed based on the energy needs of our clients.”

Sam Mraz

Energy Analyst

Jake Thumann

Jake Thumann

Energy Analyst

Jake joined Eagle Point Solar in February of 2019. As an Energy Analyst, Jake aids in the preliminary and post site assessment solar production stages. He is instrumental in gathering the necessary measurements, assessing the site, reviewing the energy needs and helping to provide the necessary documentation for the solar engineering teams. Jake holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Conservation from Wartburg College and is a certified Arborist in the State of Iowa. Do you have any previous work experience which relates to your current expertise? “Before joining Eagle Point Solar, I was a Utility Forester for MidAmerican Energy. I was responsible for creating detailed GIS maps for utility forestry work needing to be completed on the power lines. Strong project management and communication with home owners was a requirement and has helped me in my new role of performing detailed site assessments.”

Jake Thumann

Energy Analyst

Nicole Tygart

Nicole Tygart

Lead System Design Analyst

Nicole joined Eagle Point Solar in August of 2015. As Lead System Design Analyst, Nicole oversees the development of proposals and solar array production monitoring for each project to ensure all necessary information and documentation is presented, array production remains consistent and meets Eagle Point Solar’s process and production requirements. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Do you have any previous work experience which relates to your current expertise? “I volunteered with the Environmental Coalition in college and was part of an internship called “Recyclemania,” which encouraged the University of Iowa to practice sustainability practices throughout the campus.”

Nicole Tygart

Lead System Design Analyst


Operations/Construction

RANDY AMBROSY

RANDY AMBROSY

Vice President of Operations

Since 1991, Randy has served in a variety of executive management roles including sales, marketing, product development, international business and operations. Randy has lead acquisition and divesture teams and has experience managing large projects. Randy brings executive leadership to the team, and oversees the construction phases of the business while focusing on process efficiency and improvement. Randy earned his master’s degree in business analytics from Loras College in 2017.

RANDY AMBROSY

Vice President of Operations

Joseph Petsche

Joseph Petsche

Vice President of Construction

Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and is NABCEP certified. He has over two decades of engineering and management experience including previous positions with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, British Petroleum and Amoco. Joe has managed dozens of energy-related projects and is committed to precise planning, efficient execution, cost-effective results, and total customer satisfaction.

Joseph Petsche

Vice President of Construction

Brian Gill

Brian Gill

Electrical Superintendent

Brian joined Eagle Point Solar in 2018. As Electrical Superintendent, Brian is tasked with building the electrical design and engineering of our projects, along with daily management of the electrical team, ordering materials and closely monitoring safety and quality standards for each site. Brian holds a Master Electrician License and served his 5-year apprenticeship at IBEW. What do you love about your job? “I enjoy seeing projects move from start to finish. It’s rewarding to know how much these systems help to benefit our environment and greatly reduce the electrical costs of our clients.”

Brian Gill

Electrical Superintendent

Mary Jo Pullen

Mary Jo Pullen

Project Manager

Mary Jo is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day office operations and financial activities. Her experience includes over 20 years of office administration, five years as a small business owner and the previous two years as a staff accountant in the construction industry.

Mary Jo Pullen

Project Manager

Brandon Noel

Brandon Noel

Warehouse Manager

Brandon joined Eagle Point Solar in May of 2018. As Warehouse Manager, Brandon is responsible for managing the logistics of materials and equipment ensuring all project materials are ordered and distributed to the job site and equipment is returned and ready to go for the next project. What are you passionate about? “I love sound and lighting. In my spare time, I operate a sound and lighting business and enjoy setting up lights and audio for club concerts, weddings, community events, etc.”

Brandon Noel

Warehouse Manager

Brian Aird

Brian Aird

Project Manager

Brian has extensive experience in installing solar arrays. Brian has a passion for clean energy and is very excited to be part of Eagle Point Solar team. He looks forward to building a solar array for you!

Brian Aird

Project Manager

Marcus Carolan

Marcus Carolan

Construction

Marcus Carolan

Construction

Jeremiah Chapman

Jeremiah Chapman

Construction

Jeremiah Chapman

Construction

Caleb Cordts

Caleb Cordts

Construction

Caleb Cordts

Construction

Dave Diercks

Dave Diercks

Master Electrician

Dave Diercks

Master Electrician

Dennis Fury

Dennis Fury

Communications Specialist

Dennis joined Eagle Point Solar in 2018. As Communications Specialist, Dennis is tasked with completing the communications connections for completed solar array projects. Many of our projects have an internet connection and provide energy production and usage data to an online monitoring portal(s). Dennis has over three decades of voice and IP systems experience and holds a Converged Technology Professional (CTP) certificate. What do you love about your job? “The teamwork and the people who work here. Everyone is professional, knowledgeable and great to work with.”

Dennis Fury

Communications Specialist

Joshua Gill

Joshua Gill

Construction

Joshua Gill

Construction

Chase Grabau

Chase Grabau

Construction

Chase Grabau

Construction

Kevin Hansen

Kevin Hansen

Construction

Kevin Hansen

Construction

Mitch Harkey

Mitch Harkey

Construction

Mitch Harkey

Construction

Jonathon Hendren

Jonathon Hendren

Construction

Jonathon Hendren

Construction

Justin Herrig

Justin Herrig

Project Manager

Justin joined Eagle Point Solar in October of 2015. Justin has nearly two decades of professional experience in building and construction. He has been involved in many residential and commercial solar projects in the tri-state area. Justin carries an Iowa Journeyman HVAC license. Justin takes pride in his work and has a real passion for the solar industry and its’ future. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “I enjoy spending time with my pup, Gus and doing anything outdoors such as biking or hiking.”

Justin Herrig

Project Manager

Casey Hinderman

Casey Hinderman

Construction

Casey Hinderman

Construction

Colin Hollenback

Colin Hollenback

Warehouse Assistant

Colin Hollenback

Warehouse Assistant

Adam Jordan

Adam Jordan

Construction

Adam Jordan

Construction

Crystal Miller

Crystal Miller

Project Manager

Crystal has extensive experience in the solar industry, ranging from installations to project management. Crystal has been in the construction industry for over a decade. Along with her experience in the U.S. Navy, Crystal has an associates’ degree in business management and is pursuing her bachelor of science degree in project management as well as her NABCEP certification.

Crystal Miller

Project Manager

Matt Reicher

Matt Reicher

Electrician

Matt Reicher

Electrician

John Sitzmann

John Sitzmann

Construction

John Sitzmann

Construction

Cory Theilen

Cory Theilen

Project Manager

Cory brings a young, energetic face to Eagle Point Solar. He is a recent college graduate. His passion for the environment gives him a great work ethic and he is always trying to learn more about the solar industry.

Cory Theilen

Project Manager

Josh Voss

Josh Voss

Construction

Josh Voss

Construction

Colin Winterhof

Colin Winterhof

Project Manager

Colin Winterhof

Project Manager

Ashley Wojtalewicz

Ashley Wojtalewicz

Project Analyst

Ashley joined Eagle Point Solar in November of 2018. As Project Analyst, Ashley works to streamline and ensure every project moves across the organization as each development stage is completed. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. What are you passionate about? “I love the outdoors, which also leads me to be passionate about the environment we live in. Helping to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint is something worth working towards.”

Ashley Wojtalewicz

Project Analyst


Service/Support

Matthew Shear

Matthew Shear

Service Director

Matthew Shear

Service Director


Accounting/Human Resources

Mandy Schueller

Mandy Schueller

Corporate Controller

Mandy joined Eagle Point Solar in January of 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Clarke University with over a decade of experience in the accounting industry. As Corporate Controller, Mandy is responsible for account reconciliations and working across all departments to help manage and establish accounting goals. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “When I’m not at work I like to cook, crochet, play cards, help on the farm and spend time with family.”

Mandy Schueller

Corporate Controller

Michelle Huss

Michelle Huss

Assistant Controller

Michelle joined Eagle Point Solar in 2019. Michelle has over 10 years of financial experience with five years dedicated specifically to small business accounting. Michelle is continuing her education with undergraduate coursework at Upper Iowa University. What are you passionate about in general? “I am passionate about using technology to facilitate processes and organize data, you could call me a geek in that regard. Additionally, I’m an avid DIY’er, so I always have a project I am working on.”

Michelle Huss

Assistant Controller

Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson

Human Resources Coordinator

Andrew joined Eagle Point Solar in May of 2018. As Human Resources Coordinator, Andrew is responsible for conducting orientations, payroll and benefits administration, accounts receivable/payable and overall support to the accounting team. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “In my spare time, I enjoy renovating my historic home in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. I love to travel and spend a lot of time in Madison and Chicago. During my travels, I enjoy experiencing new restaurants and cuisines.”

Andrew Patterson

Human Resources Coordinator


Marketing/Communications

Lynn Roth

Lynn Roth

Marketing Director

Lynn joined Eagle Point Solar in October of 2018. As Marketing Director, Lynn is charged with building marketing programs and strategies to inform the public about the benefits of solar and strengthen the Eagle Point Solar brand through the use of various media. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Communication and Public Relations from Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa; and a Master of Communications from the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “When I’m not at work, I like to kayak in the Green Island Wildlife Management area south of Bellevue, IA. I also love to teach graphic design, video editing, web development and corporate communications strategies as an adjunct professor at the University of Dubuque.”

Lynn Roth

Marketing Director

Casey Schute

Casey Schute

Communications & Events Specialist

Casey joined Eagle Point Solar in December of 2018. As Communications and Events Specialist, Casey is tasked with coordination of various industry and community events such as tradeshows, seminars and ribbon cuttings. Additionally, Casey is instrumental in supporting the lead generation functions within the marketing department. Casey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois. What do you like to do when you are not at work? “When I’m not at work, I love to go to the movies. During the summer, I enjoy spending time with family on the Mississippi.”

Casey Schute

Communications & Events Specialist

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