Mark, New England Clean Energy’s founder and president, is the only nuclear engineer we know making a living selling solar panels. Throughout various career stages (information technology, program management and management consulting, in addition to nuclear engineering), he was itching to help slow global climate change in some way. He achieved that by founding New England Clean Energy in 2006.
Mark speaks regularly* about solar, renewable energy and energy efficiency at continuing education programs and community events. He has delivered Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation 30+ times.
Mark is a NABCEP-certified PV Technical Sales Professional and former treasurer of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE). In 2012, he was named Worcester Business Journal’s Small Business Leader of the Year.
He has a master’s degree in energy engineering and a bachelor’s in nuclear engineering from UMass Lowell. Mark lives in Hudson and is very active in the community, including regular turns on the stage in regional theatre productions. He has been married 30 years and has triplets and multiple cats.
* Interested in booking Mark for a talk to your group? Contact us here.
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 Sudbury, 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.