Richard Stovall, Chief Executive Officer
M.B.A. Technology Management; B.A. Business Administration; LEED AP; NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge in Photovoltaics, NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer #091201-173, NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer #ST091110-52; NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales #PVTS0129111-85
Richard has developed curriculum and provided training for more than 3,000 solar students (mainly electricians and firefighters) in the last four years. He holds a M.B.A. with a Technology Management focus from the University of Phoenix, a B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Edwards University and an Institutional Certificate in Renewable Energy from the Austin Community College. Richard has the distinction of being the only person in Texas and the first of four people in the world to have all three of NABCEP’s (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) solar certifications: Solar PV Installer, Solar Thermal Installer, and PV Technical Sales Professional. In addition he has acted as a NABCEP Solar PV Installer Technical Committee member.
As CEO, Richard is responsible for logistics planning, equipment and technology procurement, strategic management and human resources planning and development. He leads the SPPI Professional Services PV Design & Project Management Services. Richard contributes to Solar PV Education & Training Services product and curriculum development, course scheduling, and oversees facilities planning and procurement. Richard is an outstanding and energetic instructor. His positive attitude and unyielding belief that everything is possible are the engines that drive our success.