PHOENIX – June 7, 2106 – Strategic Solar Energy (SSE), the innovative company behind PowerParasol,® has named Steve McClain as its chief executive officer.
McClain will develop and lead SSE’s growth strategy. He will oversee the expansion of PowerParasol, a patented solar shade structure and the company’s first product offering, build strategic partnerships, create a global network of licensees and develop additional product and service offerings.
Tom Headley, co-founder of SSE, will continue to support the company as a member of the Executive Board.
“Steve is the perfect person to take SSE to the next level,” said Headley, “He has rich and extensive executive leadership experience and expertise in strategy, business development, and financing for the construction and renewable energy sectors, and has led the successful expansion of several notable companies.”
SSE co-founder and president, Bob Boscamp, will work closely with McClain on strategic and operations initiatives.
“We’re thrilled to have Steve on board and excited to work with him as we build on our strong foundation and move this company into the next phase of growth,” Boscamp said.
McClain has founded, grown and led several start-up companies and acquired, led and sold established firms ranging in size from two to 800 employees, with revenues up to $100 million.
He joins the PowerParsol team from MCA Financial Group, Ltd., where he advised manufacturing, wholesaling and retail clients in business and financial strategy. He co-founded Elemental Energy, Inc., a contract provider of engineering, construction and procurement in the energy space and, after the business became part of Klondyke Construction LLC, held several senior leadership roles with the company.
At ACM Equipment Rental & Sales/ICM Equipment, he led the business as it grew from a two-person start-up to five locations in Arizona and New Mexico with 250 employees. In addition, he has held a number of management positions with Caterpillar, Inc.
McClain earned a bachelor of science degree and an MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon. He sits on the boards of Construct Net International, Inc.; the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America; and Arizona State University’s Del Web School of Construction.
PowerParasols are innovative solar structures that can shade acres of land, transform public spaces, drive customer satisfaction and generate megawatts of clean energy connected to the grid and close to where it is used.
These elegant, architectural structures, which soar up to 30 feet in the air, complement and enhance the spaces they’re built on, but virtually disappear for people underneath. A patented design mimics the dappled light of a shade tree, allowing plants, trees and grass to thrive and creating cool, airy and welcoming spaces where people want to park, shop and gather.
About Strategic Solar Energy
Strategic Solar Energy is an Arizona-based company focused on creating innovative renewable energy technology solutions. Its 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 with the local electrical grid, eliminating the need for new transmissions lines and with no increase in the environmental footprint. PowerParasol is SSE’s first product offering. Find out more about Strategic Solar and the PowerParasol at: https://powerparasol.com
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