Eric is a co-founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Eric’s experience in sales, management and over a decade in the energy industry have helped him build valuable leadership skills. Before starting Summit, Eric spent three years helping grow Vivint Solar to a public company; and aided in expanding a growing energy efficiency company into various new territories in the western U.S. region. Eric received his MBA from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, and graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. In Eric’s free time he enjoys exercising, various sporting activities, and traveling the world. He mostly enjoys time with his family and friends.
Dallin is one of the co-founders and serves as President and COO. Having worked for a large solar company before, he brings valuable experience. Dallin has also helped build a small solar company from the ground into a mid-sized company on the West Coast prior to starting Summit. Prior to working in solar, he worked in venture capitalism. Dallin also helped raise $100M for construction of new commercial and residential projects at Wasatch Acquisition and Capital. In his spare time, Dallin enjoys working with charitable organizations and giving back to the community.
Justin serves as VP of Operations, Project Management. Before joining Summit, he spent three years in the solar industry as a solar consultant. As a solar consultant he would meet with and help customers with any and all of their solar needs. Justin has previous management experience with multiple customer service companies where he has led teams of over 70 people. Justin is well-versed in building teams and processes from the ground up, and has been instrumental in building Summit on the East Coast. From door-to-door sales, designs, customer and partner relations to office and team management, Justin brings an exciting and experienced personality to the Summit team. In his spare time, he enjoys eating fine cheeses with grapes.
Howard Nell has extensive experience with more than 15 years in sales, marketing and management. He has led offices in the energy and home automation industries that have consistently exceeded financial expectations. His management experience includes recruiting, training, and overseeing 300 employees and contractors. Howard has practical experience as Manager, Regional Manager, Director and Vice President. He has degrees in Construction Management and Political Science.
Dean is a solar pioneer with over 41 years in the industry, starting in 1977. He serves as Head of Installations at Summit Energy Group and oversees our installation work. Prior to joining our team he served as Regional Operations Center Manager at Vivint Solar for three years, and is an owner/manager of Solar Specialist Inc. in Florida; where he oversaw installation and servicing of over 10,000 solar systems ranging in size from small residential to large commercial systems. At Solar Specialist, he also gained experience installing PV solar, solar pool pumps, solar hot water systems, and solar pool pumps. In Dean’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and visiting family around the country.
Jim is a U.S. Army Veteran, and serves as VP of Quality Control. He also holds a master electrician’s license, and has held this license for over 30 years. Because of these things, Jim adds valuable leadership and experience to the Summit team. Prior to entering the solar industry, Jim served in the Army engineering corps, and acts as a town electrical inspector part time. He entered the solar industry five years ago, and has inspected and overseen quality on over a thousand residential and commercial solar applications.
Siddharth is a NABCEP certified PV installation professional. He holds a Master’s degree from UMass Lowell in Solar Energy Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. Free energy from sun being his passion he has experience in manufacturing solar cells with high theoretical efficiency. Siddharth has a strong solar designing and analytical skills in particular quantifying shading losses on residential and commercial scale solar sites. He is very well acquainted with all our market’s permitting and interconnection process. Siddharth is always up to date with the new technology and plays a vital role in implementing them in day to day process. In his spare time he likes to drive and explore new places. Playing cricket is what he likes doing on weekends.
James is a solar industry veteran and with over decade of experience. He joined the Summit team in 2020 to serve as Vice President of Sales. His experience prior to Summit includes starting and building a solar company in the mountain west region to $50MM+ per year company and over $100MM+ per year company post merger, and served as Sunnova’s regional account representative for the Northeast region. His experience and expertise will play a vital role to Summit’s growth in the coming years. James graduated from Brigham Young University in Finance.