Seasoned Management with Technology Industry Experience
Blue Selenium Solar's co-founders (Michael Tanghe and Wally Cole) have experience across a variety of technologies. When they oversee the design and installation of your solar energy system, they are tapping into 40 years of experience in specialized mechanical and electrical systems design, product development, and professional services at Massachusetts-based technology companies. Between the two of them, they have led the start-up of several successful businesses in the fields of automation engineering, technology, construction, and solar energy.
Wally Cole, Co-founder, President and CEO
Masters in Business Administration, Boston University
PV Systems Designer, Wind Turbine Systems Designer
Wally has more than 25 years of experience at New England-based high technology companies where he led the product management, marketing and global launch of complex computer systems. Wally served as a Director and Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for technical product lines at companies such as Navisite, Compaq and HP. See more
Michael Tanghe, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
BSME University of Massachusetts, BMET Rochester Institute of Technology
PV Systems Designer, Solar Thermal Systems Designer
Mike brings 25 years of experience in all aspects of mechanical engineering, construction, and renewable energy systems design to the table. Mike uses his engineering talents to assure that only the highest quality components are used in our systems. He is also an expert at utilizing a variety of computer software packages for modeling and optimizing the system design to assure the highest output (and the most energy savings in your pocket). See more
Anant Wadalkar, Solar Design Engineer and Project Manager
Masters of Science Degree in Energy Engineering from UMass Lowell Graduate School
Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University
Anant provides pre-sales solar design and engineering support to the sales team for residential and commercial customers. He also provides overall solar project management to insure on-time coordination of every project from site analysis to contract signing through system commissioning and service. During his stint at Gehrlicher Solar Corp in New Jersey, he helped design a 1.2 MW system for IKEA that was installed a year ago. In his spare time, he enjoys doing high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and rock climbing in the mountains of New England.
Billy Sullivan, Chief Installer
NABCEP-certified PV Systems Designer and Installer,
Solar Thermal Systems Designer, Wind Turbine Systems Designer
Billy has more than 30 years of experience running a successful construction company and knows every aspect of home and business construction – experience which guarantees that your system will be installed properly, in compliance with all building codes, and with full consideration for the unique challenges and considerations at your job site. See more
Our Installation Teams - Advanced Certifications and training in Renewable Energy Systems Installation
Our installation team members have years of hands-on experience with the design and installation of renewable energy systems and the construction trade. Our installers have completed intensive training in photovoltaic systems design and installation as well as solar thermal systems design and installation at Alternative Energy University (Alt/E), and Solar Energy International. Both of these training facilities provide a hands-on accredited curriculum designed according to the strict standards of NABCEP, which is the nationwide certification board for energy system designers and installers.
Sean Rogan, Master Electrician
Sean holds licenses in 3 New England states and has decades of experience in the electrical contracting business. Sean and his team have developed a strong working partnership focused on growing the residential and commercial solar business. Every one of Blue Selenium Solar’s installations has a Master Electrician involved in the design, installation, and grid–interconnect.
Michele Cudilo, P.E., Structural Engineer
Boston Society of Professional Engineers, Past President and Member
National Society of Professional Engineers, State President, Chapter President
Michele provides structural engineering, load analysis and consulting to insure that all of our rooftop and ground-mount solar array designs and installations can withstand the combined wind, snow, and equipment loads. In many cases, she reccomends cost-effective structural enhancements for both residential and commercial clients. Previously she did structural and architectural engineering for several prominent greater Boston engineering companies and worked on a wide variety of projects that included design aspects of a prominent MBTA station and several bridges for the Boston Central Artery. Michelle has also been the structural engineer for dozens of local solar and wind energy installations.
Sales and Marketing Team - Offering solar energy systems from six locations in Mass and N.H.
A. Joseph DiBiase, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts, Boston College
Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School
Joe serves as Blue Selenium's Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing and brings a variety of experience to Blue Selenium, garnered during his 25-plus years in technology, law, real estate, and education. As a Director and Vice President of Business Development at several software and technology companies, always with a focus on increasing efficiencies, he was responsible for expanding markets and creating partnerships with other companies. See more
Neal Dwelley, Regional Sales Executive
BA -Whittemore School of Business and Economics- University of New Hampshire
Company Commander in the United States Army Reserves
Neal joined Blue Selenium Solar in 2011 and brings strong previous experience in sales and marketing from his previous work as an Account Executive at companies such as Sanofi-Aventis and Pezrow Food Brokers. Neal is a passionate advocate of renewable energy and works with commercial and residential clients in Massachusetts and southern N.H., where he resides. See more
Dave Judelson, Regional Sales Executive
BS Electrical Engineering and Biology Stanford University
Peace Corps, Inland Fisheries Program Volunteer, Cameroon West Africa
Dave drives sales and marketing efforts focused in around the Town of Winchester, MA. Dave is a very active member of several local sustainability groups and was a co-founder of Sustainable Winchester, where he and others worked hard to establish Winchester as one of the first official "Green Communities" in Massachusetts. See more
Elissa Carreras, Regional Sales Executive
BS- Hotel and Restaurant Adminstration, Cornell University
MBA- Masters in Business Administration, Boston University - School of Management
Elissa lives with her husband and three children in Medford, MA where she works very closely with our clients in metro-west Boston and it's suburbs. She is responsible for driving residential and commercial systems revenue through local and regional networking, customer events, solar seminars, and targeted marketing programs. Elissa has more than 15 years of financial, accounting, general contracting, and management consulting experience. She worked as a management consultant at Novations/J. Howard and Associates, and in finance and accounting at The Gillette Company and Ernst and Young, LLP. She enjoys explaining the very attractive ROI of solar projects to her residential and business solar clients. During her career, Elissa also founded and managed two successful businesses- a photography business and a Real Estate Development company which also provided her with valuable hands-on experience acting as General Contractor for her own construction projects.
Eric Saftler, Regional Sales Executive
BS Accounting, University of Massachusetts
Before joining Blue Selenium Solar, Eric was the 3rd generation owner of Saftler’s Inc. This family owned and operated retail store was known and respected throughout New England. He has a strong sales background, focused on customer service and satisfaction. His accounting background gives him a solid understanding of the solar tax credits and rebates and how to best maximize these incentives for his clients. He resides in Whitman with his wife and two daughters.
Karen Fenton, Office Administration, Finance, and Client Services
Karen manages our main office administration, does our bookkeeping and manages customer service. She brings experience in office management, client services, and accounting, as well as sales and marketing to the Blue Selenium Team. She is a long-time resident of Cape Cod and brings unlimited energy and creativity to her management of our customer services, finance, and office administration.
Natalie Tudor - Customer Support and Internet Marketing Cape Cod Community College - Associates Degree - English and Liberal Arts Studied at Boston Architectural College
Natalie is responsible for supporting Blue Selenium’s sales team by developing solar array designs and rooftop CAD layouts. She also provides administrative support for many aspects of solar project management including rebate processing, permitting, and system commissioning. She manages the consolidation of system documentation, specs and Warranties into a customized reference document that is given to every customer. In addition, Natalie is also responsible for key aspects of Blue Selenium Solar's internet marketing strategy and customer communications through website content development, writing of blog articles, and management of the company's client communications on major social networking sites that drive increased web traffic and leads.
Completely Licensed and Insured
In addition to the Construction Supervisor and Contractor licenses mentioned above, Blue Selenium Solar is also fully insured for liability and workmen’s compensation.
We design and install high performance residential and business solar energy systems that fit your budget and your goals. We show you how to get all of the energy rebates, tax credits, and SRECS that you are eligible for, and we do the paperwork. We provide you with a complete system proposal at no-charge, and service communities in Massachusetts, Cape Cod, the Merrimack Valley, and southern New Hampshire.
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