Strategic Solar Energy, LLC - Strategic Solar Energy is an Arizona based company focused on creating innovative renewable energy technology solutions. Our business model is to build beautiful solar structures rather than hiding solar generation out of sight; to enhance land rather than consume it; and to work within the local electrical grid eliminating the need for new transmissions lines.
"We create value from the energy we produce, the
shade we create, and the structure we build."
Our first product is the patent pending PowerParasol™ solar electric and shade structure. Located in a city or town, a PowerParasol™ creates a shaded, park-like environment; improving rather than disrupting how the land is currently used, while providing energy equivalent to hundreds of homes. Prospective customers include; municipalities, airports, military facilities, casinos, professional sport teams, car dealerships, entertainment venues, etc. In a parking lot applicatiion PowerParasols cover not only the parking spaces but the aisles, walkways and driveways associated with those spaces. The sunshine that previously heated cars and the pavement is now transformed into clean renewable energy. In a mall or pedestrian area, the PowerParasol™ provides comfortable shade along with producing a signigicant amount of clean solar power.
Tom Headley - Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Strategic Solar Energy, Tom helped create and manage rapidly growing companies in the medical device industry. He founded Transfusion Technologies Corporation and served as president and CEO from 1993 through 1999. Transfusion Technologies designed, manufactured and sold blood processing devices and disposables throughout the world based on Tom’s multiple patents. Prior to 1993, Tom worked at Haemonetics Corporation in various executive capacities including at various times managing research and development, engineering, quality assurance, a US sales and marketing division and, while living in Tokyo for several years, the Asia sales and marketing division. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Community Council in DC Ranch and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Tom‘s academic studies include a BS in Engineering from Stanford University and a Harvard MBA.
Bob Boscamp – President
Bob is an experienced entrepreneur and visionary leader who successfully launched, managed and sold multiple national companies whose products and services are still delivered today. For 34 years Bob served the electric and gas utility industries with innovative products and services focused on energy education, conservation, and environmental preservation. He created the first home energy analysis program approved by the U.S. Department of Energy for compliance with the 1979 National Energy Act and national award winning “In Concert with the Environment” program. Bob also served as President and CEO at Axiom Power Solutions, a subsidiary of Arizona Public Service’s (APS) parent company Pinnacle West Capital. Bob is nationally recognized energy industry speaker and author on energy conservation, education and demand-side management programs and has spent over 20 years as an ASU W.P. Carey Center for Services Leadership Advisory Board member. Bob’s educational background includes a BA in Education and graduate level studies in business and education at Arizona State University.
Troy Rice - Chief Financial Officer
Troy is an innovative senior executive with over 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. Troy’s background includes Vice President, Special Projects at Petsmart; Senior Vice President at Comfort Systems USA; Senior Vice President Business Development at Universal Technical Institute; Vice President of Finance and Operations at ESS Corporation; and Chief Operating Officer at CIBT Education Group in Vancouver, BC. Troy brings a wealth of international business experience, along with strong mergers and acquisitions, capital funding, initial public offerings and financial reporting knowledge to Strategic Solar Energy. Troy is active in the Fellowship for Christian Athletes, and his academic studies include a BS in Accounting from University of Iowa and a MBA from Arizona State University. Troy is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Mike Nothum – Executive Vice President of Construction
Mike’s extensive construction and management experience stems from growing his family run mechanical contracting firm, Tri-City Mechanical, from 10 employees to 250. In 1996, Tri-City then became the founding company of Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) where Mike was its initial Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Development. Comfort Systems was a consolidation of some of the best run mechanical contracting companies in the US. During his tenure over 100 companies were purchased and market cap grew to $450 million. Mike also played a significant role in the joint venture between Comfort Systems and Arizona Public Service (APS) in creating an ice plant facility that created super-cooled chilled water to serve Chase Field Ballpark and US Airways Center. In 2005 Mike founded and served as President of Landworks AZ, which services include design assistance and construction management for its clients, along with commercial brokerage and property management. Mike's academic studies include both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Arizona State University.
Mark Hanneken - Vice President of Business Development
Mark has 15 years of investment, acquisition, development, sales and management experience with national firms such as Trammell Crow Company and Horizon Capital Group. Mark also enjoys a diversified background which includes over 5 years with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and experience in the renewable energy field with American Solar Electric. Mark is active on the management team with the Arizona Special Olympics, and his educational background includes a BS in Engineering from Marquette University, a JD from Marquette University Law School and a MBA from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Advisory Board Members
Bob Bedard, Senior Vice President of Real Estate at Gatlin Development Company. Former executive in charge of real estate for a major retail chain.
John Bohon, Former Vice President, Corporate Services and H.R. for Arizona Public Service (APS) and the parent company, Pinnacle West Capital.
Stephen Brown, PhD, Is the Edward M. Carson Chair, Professor of Marketing Emeritus and Distinguished Faculty with the Center for Services Leadership, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State Univiersity. He's also a past national president of the American Marketing Association.
Jack DeBartolo, AIA, Partner in DeBartolo Architects. Studied architecture the University of Arizona, Harvard and MIT where he earned a Masters Degree.
Mike Pasqualetti, Ph.D., Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Renewable energy is a primary focus of his teaching, research and service.
Bill Post, Retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of Arizona Public Service (APS), in 2009.
Bruce Walker, Ph.D., Professor of marketing and leadership, following 20 years as Dean, of the Business School at the University of Missouri.. Currently serves on two corporate boards and as president of Centennial Investors, an angel-investing group in mid-Missouri.
Steve Wheeler, Former Executive Vice President of customer service and related operations for Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and former managing partner and energy lawyer at the western law firm of Snell and Wilmer.
Tom Woods, Executive Vice President at Colliers International specializing in the leasing of power centers anchored by large retail chains.