ABOUT SUNATION

Dedicated and fully committed, the SUNation Solar Systems team consists of a talented and resourceful group of professionals. Most of the staff have been involved in the solar industry for 10, 15, or 20 years or more, and we pride ourselves in furthering our education in solar technology and being knowledgeable about the latest techniques, products and installation.

Our staff is supported by a strong leadership team and we're advocates of ongoing training in solar energy and extensive quality control. What's more, SUNation Solar System employees actively participate in community events and we volunteer our time and efforts towards many different causes in the Long Island area..

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Scott Maskin

Co-Founder/CEO
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Scott Maskin

Co-Founder/CEO

Scott Maskin co-founded SUNation Solar Systems in 2003 and currently serves as President and CEO. As the company operations leader, his hands-on approach has driven SUNation’s growth and branding. Scott has a PhD from the School of Hard knocks. From 1980-1987 Scott traveled as an electrician and pyrotechnician for large touring musical, theatrical and industrial tours. The climate of conquering insurmountable tasks on a daily basis honed Scott’s organizational and communication skills and laid the foundation for everything that was to follow. Post 1987, Scott worked as a traditional electrician and obtained his Master Electrician’s license in 1994 and went out on his own. The next 18 years were filled with countless electrical and general contracting projects including hotels, large retail box stores, restaurants and thousands of residential installations. Just completing projects was never enough for Scott. Being a complete solution provider and never forgetting the importance of total customer satisfaction, will always be paramount to Scott. Solar became a passion and a direction in 2001. The mission of making the world a better place for his family, friends and fellow Long Islanders gave birth to what SUNation is, a collaborative of like-minded people who enjoy similar passions for family, the workplace and the environment. When not acting as Captain on the SUNation ship, Scott is an avid family man spending time boating, beaching and skiing and just enjoying what experiences come his way.

Mike Bailis

Co-Founder/Chief of Sales
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Mike Bailis

Co-Founder/Chief of Sales

As Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer at SUNation Solar Systems, Mike Bailis oversees all revenue-generating business, including sales and marketing in both the residential and commercial markets.  With nearly 40 years of experience in energy sales, Bailis has worked in the HVAC business since 1982 and is a recognized expert in the solar industry.  Early in his career, Bailis noticed the problems the U.S. faced with its first major energy crisis, specifically with the importing and use of fossil fuels.  He recognized that we cannot depend on these limited resources we have that we have no control over and saw solar as a viable solution as the sun is free, readily available, and under-utilized.

It is Bailis’ goal at SUNation to assist homeowners and businesses in our region to see the benefits of solar and to help our community transition from a carbon-based economy to a renewable energy economy.

Bailis is the former vice chairman of the Long Island Solar Energy Industry Association (LISEIA) as well as a board member of NYSEIA.  He is a graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BS in Economics.  When not totally consumed with running his solar business, he tries to find some down time playing tennis, golf, fishing and playing poker.

“I have enough interests and activities to retire, just not the time or desire at this time, there are just so many more homes and businesses that need solar and just 24 hours in a day.”

James R. Brennan

Chief Growth Officer
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James R. Brennan

Chief Growth Officer

Jim is a military veteran, experienced entrepreneur and investment banker with a strong record of results-driven business execution and deal making, which includes twenty-five years of experience in strategy, corporate / business development, sales and marketing management and international business. Jim has successfully led three turn-around projects; founded several companies; led the acquisition or sale of numerous companies; managed a team at a Fortune 500 company that successfully delivered hundreds of technology projects and launched several mobile computing products. To date, Jim has negotiated over 200-technology license and acquisition deals domestically and has worked on projects internationally. He earned a MBA (Finance) degree from New York University, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an Associate degree in Engineering Science from Farmingdale University, is a Founding member of multiple non-profit organizations.

Scott Sousa

Vice President, Engineering, Licensed Master Electrician
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Scott Sousa

Vice President, Engineering, Licensed Master Electrician

Scott Sousa has been a Licensed Master Electrician for over 30 years. He also has almost 15 years of solar design and installation experience with thousands of projects completed. Scott is a certified NABCEP PV Installation Professional and an IREC PV training instructor, A former member of the NY Sun Trainers Network, and an Instructor at The Electrical Training Center on Long Island.

Quentin Franco

Vice President of Residential Sales
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Quentin Franco

Vice President of Residential Sales

Quentin Franco is the Vice President of Residential Sales at SUNation Solar Systems. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing in 2006. He then started working at SUNation Solar Systems in 2009 as a Sales Consultant. Finishing up his MBA at St. Joseph's College in 2019. At SUNation, he oversees all Residential Sales. He has personally designed over 1,000 solar systems. In his free time Quentin loves to play hockey.

Brian Karp

Vice President of Operations
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Brian Karp

Vice President of Operations

Brian runs all aspects of our installation, service, warehouse, fleet management and facilities teams. Brian has been with SUNation for over ten years and was employee number 5! He has been involved in over 2,500 of our Residential, Municipal and Commercial installations. One of Brian’s major milestones was the flawless consolidation of 4 facilities, 5 storage locations and 80 personnel into the company’s new headquarters. Brian is a roll-up-your-sleeves operations guy that runs a very tight ship. When not working, Brian unwinds with his wife, family and friends. One of Brian’s personal passions is woodworking with a niche of using reclaimed wood and used pallets to build custom items.

Harry Belechto

Director of Service

Gina Carrara

Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience
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Gina Carrara

Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience

After graduating from the University of Kentucky, with a degree in Retail and Fashion Merchandising, Gina worked in New York City as a Buyer for a group of department stores for 15 years. Taking a few years off to raise a family, she re-entered the work force by taking her customer service skills to the solar industry working for SUNation for the past 10 years and currently serving as the Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience.

Mike DellaRocca

Director of Procurement
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Mike DellaRocca

Director of Procurement

After being a part of two Long Island small business success stories, Mike took another leap of faith and joined SUNation in 2009 as employee #8. Learning the basics of installation, performing engineering, and office management, Mike settled in as our Procurement Manager. Spending ten years on the local Athletic Board and coaching his two sons baseball teams Mike truly refined his skills with negotiation and organization.  He uses these skills to keep product moving at the best cost possible! For relaxation, Mike spends time with his three dogs around the house, His wife on vacation, His sons with fantasy football, and his friends on the golf course.

Hollie Silva

Director of Information Systems
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Hollie Silva

Director of Information Systems

Prior to joining the SUNation team in 2011, Hollie earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta. She has since earned her 2nd bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, got Salesforce Admin Certified, completed a Business Analytics certificate, and become Director of Information Systems running the Network Operations Center (NOC) for SUNation. When she isn’t helping to keep SUNation’s systems running, she enjoys the outdoors – anything from fishing, boating, and beaching to skydiving! She also enjoys spending time relaxing at home with her family and many pets!

Ann Moreno

VP of Finance/Controller
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Ann Moreno

VP of Finance/Controller

Ann Moreno has been named VP of Finance/Controller at SUNation Solar Systems in Ronkonkoma. Ann brings over 30 years of Accounting experience to SUNation. Ann was most recently a contractor with Management Resources, a division of Robert Half International. Ann moved to Long Island in 2016 from Australia where she was born and raised. Not only as she lived and worked in Australia, but in the United Kingdom and Micronesia as well. Ann loves to travel and scuba dive.

Maria Martin

VP of Lead Qualification
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Maria Martin

VP of Lead Qualification

Maria is an eight-year veteran at SUNation and is the first point of contact with all our potential customers. She is an expert in solar qualification and having the opportunity to speak with others has given her a deep appreciation for customer, client relations and educating the market on the benefits of going solar. Having a passion for saving homeowners and business owners money is truly what drives these conversations. When not at work, Maria loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. She truly lives the Long Island lifestyle of boating and walking the dogs on the beach.

Erin MacGrady

Director of Human Resources
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Erin MacGrady

Director of Human Resources

Erin McGrady has been named Director of Human Resources at SUNation Solar Systems in Ronkonkoma. Erin will be responsible for the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff, as well as overseeing the current staff of 180 employees. While Erin was born and raised on Long Island, she has most recently lived in Jacksonville, Florida where she was the Regional HR Business Partner at Belk Department Stores with nearly 300 locations. Erin brings over 30 years of experience to her human resource role.

Amy DePietto

Channel Partner Manager
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Amy DePietto

Channel Partner Manager

Amy DePietto, SUNation’s Channel Partner Manager, possesses a myriad of experience in the solar and environmental industries. Having spent 17 years serving as Vice President of Middleton Environmental Inc performing Environmental Site Assessments, Amy discovered the magnitude of a problem concealed from the masses. Working in this capacity sparked Amy’s interest in sustainability and propelled her to become Level Solar’s first customer. Fervent in her convictions for greener solutions, Amy volunteered to help Level Solar scale their business, eventually becoming their Director of Public Affairs and Operations. When SUNation acquired Level Solar in September of 2017, Amy was the catalyst for securing a new home at SUNation for many of her fellow displaced Level Solar coworkers. In the short period of time since arriving at SUNation in October of 2018, she has already proven herself a valuable asset to the company and has demonstrated a highly dedicated work ethic. Amy joined SUNation with the responsibility of developing and implementing a channel partner program. In under a year she has secured and oversees the operations of 20 partners who serve as outside sales engines for SUNation. In that time, she has grown the original partner’s average monthly sales exponentially, establishing nearly half of all SUNation installations being sold through channel partners. Going forward, Amy hopes to scale all of the channel partners to mirror this growth. Additionally, she is working on establishing a referral partners program that would align with other closely related industries. Outside of the office, Amy is a wife and mother of two children and two Golden Doodles. Her home on Ocean Beach and “up and at ‘em” mentality provide Amy the opportunity to fulfill her goal of being the “first footprints on the beach” every morning, and living an awesomely oxymoronic, hard-working, vacation lifestyle .

Beth Graziani

Director of Processing
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Beth Graziani

Director of Processing

Prior to joining the SUNation team in 2013, Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language & Literature with a concentration in secondary education from Stony Brook University. She has held many positions at SUNation, starting out as the receptionist and moving her way up to Interconnection Manager and is currently holding the position as Director of Processing. Her concentration and determination to make sure that every customer has a wonderful experience with SUNation, along with her willingness to help the SUNation team however needed, has made Elizabeth a great addition to the SUNation family. When she isn’t planning birthday’s at SUNation, she enjoys dancing, and just being a Long Island girl, boating and entertaining at her home with her fiancé.

Tara DelBianco

Director of Commercial Business
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Tara DelBianco

Director of Commercial Business

Tara DelBianco has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Farmingdale State University. Farmingdale is accredited by the Institute of Sustainable Power as the first solar “Training Institution" and "Continuing Education Institution" in the Northeast and the fourth in the entire U.S. She has found SUNation to be the perfect place to combine her education in business as well as her knowledge of the importance of sustainable energy. Tara has been with SUNation since 2011 helping to develop several divisions within the company. Her experience includes finance, service operations and human resources. Currently she has taken on the challenge of helping to further SUNation’s commercial business operations and reports this is her most exciting opportunity with the company yet. Then again, she’s said that about every opportunity SUNation has afforded her!