Mark, New England Clean Energy’s founder and president, started thinking about energy in high school when Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the white house. After a stint as a nuclear engineer, IT professional, and management consultant, in 2006, he finally saw the (sun)light and started New England Clean Energy. His company installs solar electric systems and solar-charged batteries on homes and small businesses. They’ve installed thousands of systems over eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine.
In 2006, Mark was trained by Al Gore to deliver Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation and quickly presented more than a 1,000 people at churchs, community groups, and schools. Now Mark speaks and trains about solar, renewable energy, energy efficiency and net zero homes at continuing education programs for the Home Builders and Remodelers of Central and Western Massachusetts.
Mark has a master’s degree in Energy Engineering and a bachelor’s in Nuclear Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Mark lives in Hudson and is active in solar policy development, and the community. He is a member of the comedy improv troupe “Off Brand Improv” and regularly performs in the area. He is also an avid wood turner and is president of the Central New England Woodturners Association. He has been married 35 years, has 30-year old triplets and a bunch of cats.
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Doug McCartney, Chief Executive Officer
Doug has 20+ years of experience in the management of new and emerging companies. 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, COO at Hypotheticals.com, Vice President of Business Development at Adaytum Software, and Vice President of Marketing and International Operations at Pilot Software. After a career focused on software, he welcomed the switch to solar, which he calls “the next great technology”. He has an MBA from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College. Doug lives in Stow, MA with his wife, dog and, occasionally, his two older children. He is an avid skier and cyclist.
Evan Vana, Chief Operating Officer
Evan oversees our operations including installations, crews and supply chain. Evan joined us in 2017 after 12 years in related fields including supply chain, shipping, warehousing, manufacturing, fulfillment, and systems. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP from APICS) whose career encompasses large and small consumer brands including Burton Snowboards, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, PajamaGram, LightWedge, and Force Factor. Evan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vermont, and holds CSCP and SCOR-P certifications from APICS. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston APICS Chapter, a non-profit Supply Chain professional organization. Originally from Northern Vermont and a graduate of the University of Vermont, Evan now lives in Maynard, MA. He enjoys snowboarding, golfing, boating, and spending time with his wife and daughter and their dog.
Mike Richards, Quality Control Director & Master Electrician
Mike joined New England Clean Energy as an Apprentice and now has his Master Electrician’s Licenses. He has licenses in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Mike has helped install hundreds of solar systems since joining New England Clean Energy and directs all of the company installation operations. He is a graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, where many of our crew members and crew leads hail from. He enjoys playing basketball and golf in his off hours as well as fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle and going to the beach. He lives in Holden, MA.