Doug McCartney, Sales Director and Commercial Sales Consultant
Doug has 20+ years of experience leading sales and marketing teams for new and emerging companies. After a career in software, he welcomes the switch to solar, which he calls “the next great technology”. Before joining New England Clean Energy, Doug ran his own sales and marketing consultancy, Licitus Group. He has served as Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing at Two Step Software, Vice President of Business Development at Adaytum Software, Principal at Pelorus Marketing Group, and Vice President of Marketing and International Operations at Pilot Software. He has an MBA from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College. Doug lives in Sudbury, MA with his wife, dog and, occasionally, his two older children. He is an avid skier and cyclist, which makes Jim and Roy happy.
Roy Van Cleef, Solar Sales Consultant
Roy came on board for Solarize Harvard and stayed on due to our continued growth. Roy grew up in South Africa and had his first taste of the U.S. as an exchange student at the University of Oregon from Aberdeen University in Scotland. His zoology degree from Aberdeen indirectly led to his passion for renewable energy and conservation, as his focus on wildlife and biology led to concern about the damage being inflicted on the planet by fossil fuels. After university, he was a competitive cyclist for several years. He officially moved to Massachusetts in 2004, meeting up with New England Clean Energy when we installed solar electric and hot water systems on his home in Harvard, MA, where he lives with his wife and three children. When he’s not talking to customers about solar energy, running marathons or taking care of his kids, Roy can often be found rock climbing and, yes, occasionally bicycling.
Rick Lamothe, Solar Sales Consultant
Rick joined New England Clean Energy in 2014. His passions for renewable energy, energy efficiency and the planet make him a perfect fit here. He could not be happier having made the transition from a national solar company to a small local one that allows him to really know, understand and help his customers. He even likes that we answer our own phones. Rick’s extensive energy background includes jobs at Energy Monster, SolarCity, Higgins Energy Alternatives, and Environmental Health & Engineering. He is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, and has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He lives in Northborough, MA with his wife and dog. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors through hiking, kayaking etc.
Rob DeBevoise, Solar Sales Consultant
Rob came to the solar world in 2015 after a brief stint at a private equity firm. As an international relations major at Connecticut College, with minors in history and economics, he found himself gravitating to the environmental economics and environmental justice courses. So, joining New England Clean Energy to help get more solar into the world was more in line with his values than high finance. And, solar keeps him outside, which is his favorite place to be. “Super passionate” about the outdoors, Rob loves hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, running, swimming – anything with movement, basically. He lives in Dover, MA.
Ben is elated to have the opportunity to help protect the environment by getting more renewable energy into the world. His background in construction and customer service made his 2016 transition to Solar Sales Consultant at New England Clean Energy an easy one. After earning a bachelor’s degree in building construction technology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he honed his skills in the home improvement, project management, construction staffing and customer service areas through jobs at Ferguson Plumbing Supply Corporation and Phoenix Construction Resources. An Acton, MA native, Ben lives in Boxborough, MA now. He indulges his love of the outdoors through skiing, biking, swimming, hiking, fishing, and other sports.
Tracy Cournoyer, Sales Administration
Tracy joined New England Clean Energy in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant to help with billing and front office work, and was promoted in 2014 to Sales Administration to make even better use of her talents. Previously, she worked as office manager at a mortgage consulting company. She has an associate’s degree in business administration from Quinsigamond Community College. Tracy has three children who she enjoys watching play soccer and hockey. And, she even picks up a stick or kicks a ball around herself in her spare time. She lives in Spencer, MA.
Susan Boucher, Marketing Director
Susan has 25 years experience at Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and PR agencies. Previously, she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for National Grid USA. She also oversaw communications, government affairs and environmental affairs for the global parent, National Grid Group, in London for two years. She has run her own consulting firm, worked at two Boston PR firms, and at non-profits including Veterans, Inc. in Worcester, the USS Constitution Museum, and Franklin Park Zoo. She is thrilled to apply her energy background toward a sustainable product like solar. Sue holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University. She lives in Boylston, MA with her two daughters, two dogs and one cat; and serves on the local Cultural Council and Marketing Committees.
Kim Herron, Marketing Coordinator
Kim has more than 13 years of marketing experience. Previously, she was Marketing Director of AMI Leasing in Worcester, where she oversaw activities including marketing materials, telemarketing, customer relations and events, trade shows, public relations, and advertising. During a “break” from work to stay home and raise a family, she was involved with the Boylston Education Foundation, Boylston Playground Committee, and the Boylston Baseball and Softball board of directors, which she just retired from after 10 years. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She lives in Boylston, MA (bet you saw that coming) with her husband and two daughters. When not working, Kim can usually be found at one of her daughter’s soccer, field hockey, basketball or softball games. If not there, she’s probably at the beach, shopping, taking a long walk, or visiting family and friends.
Kevin Gebo, Solar Engineer
Kevin likes to design things and solve problems, so solar is a perfect fit for him. After earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a master’s in sustainable engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, he landed at an international energy firm, conducting energy assessments of commercial buildings. But he felt he could make more of an impact working directly with individuals looking to better their lives and the world through renewable energy, so he joined New England Clean Energy in 2015. Kevin loves sharing his knowledge, skills, and passion for technology and solar energy with customers and colleagues. When he’s not doing that, he designs items for his 3-D printer, builds things, and brews beer. He grew up in Berlin and now lives in Lancaster, MA.
Jessica Lafave, Solar Operations Associate
Jessica’s duties includes permit procurement, online monitoring site construction, and RMA coordination. Previous work experience includes a position in the Asset Management department of another solar company. Jess joined us in 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a focus on global and environmental studies from Framingham State University. She is very passionate about sustainable living so she loves working at Clean Energy. Jess volunteers for organizations that help people and the environment. She has volunteered for Mass Audubon and The Blackstone River Coalition, and currently volunteers as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and going to rock concerts. Originally from Bellingham, MA, Jess lives in Worcester with her husband and daughter.
Finance & Administration
Carmel Cowan, Office Manager
Carmel’s responsibilities include Human Resources (policies, benefits, payroll, etc.), corporate insurance, and office management, not to mention social director for the company. Previously, she was employed with Apogee Information Systems as office manager, Raytheon Company as publications coordinator, and McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (now known as Boeing) as a proposal and graphics coordinator. She is a member of the West Boylston Arts Foundation and the Arts Alliance; for the latter, she has served as president and on the board of directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from the State University of New York – Plattsburgh. In her spare time, she likes to read, do crossword puzzles, travel, follow her favorite baseball, football and soccer teams, and spend time with her husband and two daughters. She lives in West Boylston, MA.
“New England Clean Energy communicates very well about the steps and cost to install residential solar. They made the process clear and understandable. The employees I had contact with are all professional, trustworthy and hardworking.”