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Joe Rice is a seasoned solar veteran with over 10+ years of operational management experience. Prior to Lumina, Joe co-founded Fusion Solar Services, which was acquired by Lumina in 2019, and he now serves as Lumina Solar’s VP of Operations and member of the Board of Directors.
Joe Rice’s solar resume includes project management, incentives management, and operational leadership. Leading Lumina’s operations team, Joe is responsible for developing Lumina’s operational strategies while managing overall project execution and quality.
Joe has a deep background in construction and contracting having operated a commercial contracting firm for over 15 years. Prior to contracting, Joe spent 16 years in the technology industry working for several Fortune 100 companies.
Ryan Farrell brings a diverse managerial skillset to Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team that includes proficiencies in contract management, relationship management, and process improvement.
Prior to joining Lumina, Ryan spent four years negotiating high-dollar research and development contracts for a large government agency. During his time with the government, Ryan worked to develop relationships to help bridge gaps between internal needs and external contractor demands. His team-oriented approach and excellent interpersonal communication skills allow him to effectively manage teams of any size. While working in finance for a major U.S. bank, Ryan served as a Director and was responsible for leading the customer relations team. Ryan was integral to implementing a Lean Six Sigma program and achieved the team’s goal of driving efficiencies, removing wasteful redundancies, and increasing overall employee capacity.
Ryan hopes to use his significant quality management and process improvement experience to help Lumina grow in an efficient and sustainable way. Truly passionate about the environment.
Ryan holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He enjoys exploring the local Baltimore food scene with his wife, Lauren, son Ethan, and spending time with his dog and two cats. If the weather is nice and his calendar is free, Ryan can be found working on straightening out his slice on the golf course.
Mr. Stahl’s father has been an electrician since 1975 so naturally, the electrical industry is in his blood. He began his career in the electrical industry at Local Union #24 in 2004 and transitioned to solar in 2013 with Astrum solar. Mr. Stahl served as Astrum’s lead electrician before being promoted to electrical design and project management in 2015.
In 2017 Steve moved to New Columbia where he supervised all aspects of project execution including superintendent work, construction management, and project management. Steve leads Lumina Solar’s Commercial Operations team and is involved in every stage of the project, from development to construction to post-interconnection.
Mr. Stahl is NABCEP certified and has been approved for his MD Master electrical license
Jeremiah Geib is a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer and Master Electrician holding licenses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A solar industry veteran with over 10 years of experience, Jeremiah co-founded Fusion Solar Services and served as the director of all field operations until the 2019 Lumina acquisition.
In his current role, Jeremiah is the head of electrical and structural engineering, and also safety and quality control. He has reviewed and designed thousands of projects as well as built solar standards manuals and training videos outlining best practices and incorporating them into actual project implementation.
Mark Manthy has over 10 years of combined sales, development, and project management experience within the solar industry. He has developed and managed complex solar projects in difficult markets including Washington, DC and New York City including the development and installation of the first commercial CREF in Washington, DC. Mr. Manthy leads Lumina Solar’s commercial solar development and sales efforts, working directly with business owners, non-profits, affordable housing communities, utilities, and local/state/federal governments. In addition to project development, Mark manages closed projects from contract signing to PTO and leads market expansion via incentive, utility, and regulatory analysis.
Mark began his solar career with MD based startup Astrum Solar, building it to one of the East Coast’s largest solar installers and acquisition by Centrica (formerly Direct Energy). Mark holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Marketing from Boston College.
Nick is a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sales professional with more than 12 years’ experience in project origination and development. As a passionate solar energy C&I project developer he leads teams and individuals in the assessment of projects with high energy consumption, ultimately advising on how solar energy can benefit their organizations, providing solutions from both a financial and economic perspective.
As part of his years of vast experience working with solar energy and various organizations who have chosen to consider solar energy, Nick has earned valuable project origination experience. This experience has resulted in offering the expertise of the most efficient sales efforts – saving time and money for all parties.
In addition to his work with his internal teams and external partners, Nick has earned and continues to pursue various industry sales certification and coursework completion, including financial business succession planning. His ongoing education and experiences help him to gain better perspectives on the challenges organizations encounter when planning for capital expenditure projects, like solar energy.
When he's not helping organizations transition to solar energy, Nick is spending time with his wife Amy, son Nicholas, and dog Sparky. He loves sports and exotic sports cars.
Santo Alimo is the Quality Control and Safety Manager at Lumina. He trains new install teams, evaluates them, and ensures that the installation process goes off without a hitch. He tests new technology and materials and instructs our install teams on how to use new equipment. Santo is also responsible for reviewing jobs after installation and ensuring that everything was done correctly. He follows up with our customers to ensure that they are happy at project completion.
Santo began his career in the solar industry as an installer and quickly became a lead on his installer team and continued in that role for nine years.
Santo brings a wide range of experience in the solar field to Lumina. He has done commercial, residential, quality control, and maintenance work. We consider Santo to be the best solar installer on the East Coast and his leadership acumen and skillset allow him to effectively mentor younger install teams.
Santo has worked with most of the current Lumina employees for a while now, which has resulted in great team chemistry and company culture. He enjoys working for a fast-growing company in a fast-growing industry. On his days off, Santo enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his wife. He is also a musician who plays the piano, guitar, and drums.
Marykate is Lumina Solar's Commercial Project Coordinator! In this role, she submits all documentation from interconnection applications to the various incentive contracts so our customers can sit back and relax during their solar installation process!
After earning a BA degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, she gained experience at an environmental consulting firm to improve sustainability programs of facilities throughout the northeast region. Her interest in an individual's environmental practices has now lead her to the solar industry!
When she's not helping our customers go solar, she enjoys drawing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Wayne is a Commercial Site Superintendent with 10 years of solar experience working in residential and commercial solar. As Lumina’s Commercial Site Superintendent, he has comprehensive leadership responsibility for areas including site safety and overseeing commercial projects and installers.
Prior to this current role, Wayne gained experience in the solar field as a Lead Installer in both residential and commercial projects for the past 10 years. His wide range of experience has led him to a leadership role as the Commercial Site Superintendent for Lumina.
Wayne was Lumina Solar’s Installer of the Year in 2019. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Colleen, and two kids, Travis and Alyssa.
Mike is an experienced Project Coordinator who brings years of project planning to Lumina. He is experienced in both residential and commercial capacities. As Lumina's Commercial Project Coordinator, he has the responsibility of handling administrative tasks for our team to ensure that our projects run smoothly and efficiently.
Mike joins Lumina after working in the lubricant industry, coordinating deliveries, and facilitating installations of lubricant storage tanks. He decided to make a change and work in the renewable energy industry because he was drawn to the mission and creating a positive impact.
Mike also has his CDL and holds hazmat certifications. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and his son. He especially enjoys going to his son's soccer and lacrosse games
Ben is a knowledgeable solar professional, bringing together several years of experience in field, management, and design roles to form a well-rounded set of skills in the solar installation industry. As Lumina's Commercial Surveyor & Engineer, he is tasked with assessing all potential commercial installation sites and performing detailed investigative surveys to determine the feasibility of adding solar to these sites. He then takes the information gathered during the surveys and turns it into final engineering design packages that the team uses to apply for construction approvals.
Prior to this role, Ben learned the ins and outs of solar leading an installation crew in Arizona before moving into a design and managerial role for a smaller solar installer in Pennsylvania. He helped grow the company, tripling the field staff, through efficient procedures and training new personnel.
Ben has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing and writing music with his family, playing board games and video games, and going for long walks with his wife, Sarah, and two dogs, Halpert & Pippin.