OMCO Solar Announces Key Staff Expansion
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution.
Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current and future solar engineering and design operations. With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Illinois, Kesler began his career with Motorola Semiconductor and its solar venture, Sunvolt, specializing in solid state physics where he developed proprietary photovoltaic cell technology and testing equipment.
Kesler went on to engineering advancements in medical electronics, where he developed countless patented products, one of which was selected as Product of the Year, by Electronic Products magazine. Returning to the solar industry, he was sought after by leading solar companies as a consultant and as the CEO of a tracker start-up prior to joining OMCO Solar.
With such seasoned expertise in multifaceted product development along with his proven expertise in the solar industry, Kesler is uniquely positioned to continue the innovation of OMCO Solar’s patented products and additional upcoming market offerings.
Filling another key position, Michael Baker has been announced as OMCO Solar’s Director of Construction Services. With more than 15 years of large-scale solar construction project management, Baker’s affinity for utility scale solar construction requirements and his unique ability to consistently deliver results on large-scale solar projects with compressed schedules made him the obvious choice for OMCO Solar.
Baker brings years of solar project and construction experience from his history of working with industry leaders such as groSolar, AES Distributed Energy, and RES Americas. Baker’s proven experience in leadership roles will guide his decisions when implementing future construction services and strategies to support OMCO’s turnkey offerings.
The OMCO Solar Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking system is simple, safe and quick to deploy. This solar mounting system requires fewer structural components, nearly eliminating loose hardware in the field. OMCO Solar can provide the Field-Fast structures from any of their four, U.S. manufacturing facilities, making this system truly direct from the manufacturer. With over 10 years of solar design and manufacturing experience in the utility sector, launching a proprietary solar mounting system was the logical next step.
OMCO pledges additional information about their growing product offerings, new project announcements, and official partnerships in Q1 of 2018.
About OMCO Solar:
OMCO Holdings, Inc. is the largest custom roll former in the United States and the largest roll form supplier to the utility segment of the solar industry. Complementing its roll form capabilities, OMCO has extensive expertise in progressive die stamping, in-factory mounting structure assembly (including panel installation), welding and nearly all aspects of metal fabrication. Since its first utility-scale solar project in 2008, OMCO has delivered over 8 GW of PV panel mounting structures, consistently delivering high quality, high volume roll form and progressive die stampings and assemblies on-time and on-budget in North America, Chile, Australia, Malaysia and the Middle East, among others.
OMCO Solar offers several unique advantages to the solar market, including extensive Engineering resources, flexible and redundant manufacturing capabilities and in-house design capabilities. As a pioneer in the design for manufacturability of PV panel mounting structures, OMCO Solar fully understands mounting structure manufacturing and industry cost reduction goals, as demonstrated by its ongoing success in driving down Balance of System (BOS) costs for its customers. OMCO Solar serves its customer base from its four strategic locations including Wickliffe, OH, Pierceton, IN, Phoenix, AZ and Talladega, AL.