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The Solaris Team



Jack Hanley

Mr. Hanley has over 25 years of experience in the energy and environmental fields. While with one of the nation's leading Energy service Companies, He has been responsible for the development of over $150 million in specialized energy solutions projects at correctional facilities across the U.S. He is a member of the American Correctional Association's Clean and Green Committee. Mr. Hanley works extensively with solar PV and solar thermal technologies and is closely involved in renewable energy analysis, design, construction, and finance to ensure continuity and overall integrity of the projects.


Richard Lane

Mr. Lane, has over 30 years of experience in the solar energy industry and serves as the team's Principal Designer. Mr. Lane's accomplishments include the design, construction and operation of the nation's largest SHW system to date. He pioneered the development and production of the large-format solar thermal collector. While with Allied Signal Corp, he developed and managed the largest and most extensive solar diagnostic and repair program ever implemented. Mr. Lane served as National Construction Manager for American Solar King which was the largest nationwide network of commercial and residential solar hot water providers over the last two decades.


Leonard S Black

Mr. Black has over 25 years of experience in correctional industries. As Director of New Jersey's Correctional Industry program, DEPTCOR, Black grew an operation from 6 million to 21 million in sales revenue during his tenure. DEPTCOR employed over 120 civilians and provided work for 1500 inmates. Black was a past President of the National Correctional Industries Association and has served as Chairman of the Board and Board member. He Co-Chaired the first NCIA national training conference and was instrumental in the development of performance based standards for correctional industries. He authored the article, "Connecting the Dots to Increase Inmate Labor: When Government and the Private Sector Work Together Everyone Wins" Corrections Today Feb-2000. Black has an MPA from Rutgers University and has taught as an adjunct professor in the Rutgers MBA program.


Donald Thompson, P.E, CEM, LEED - AP

Mr. Thompson, has over 30 years of experience in the design, engineering, construction, and evaluation of energy efficiency programs. He serves as the team's Director of Engineering.

He served as the Energy Manager for NASA at Stennis Space Center in Gulfport, MS. Prior to his assignment with NASA, Mr. Thompson work in the Energy Division of the Mississippi Development Authority as Engineering Manager. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager and an LEED Accredited Professional.


Paul Dean

Mr. Dean is Managing Partner of Collateral Guaranty LLC. an Insurance advisor that designs and underwrites programs for guaranteed cash flows from renewable energy projects and end of lease values on large commercial aircraft and corporate office buildings.

Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Diamond Lease/New England Capital, where he created private securitization programs for middle market leasing companies. Mr. dean has also served as Senior Vice President RTS Capital, a Wall Street investment banker, that originated and syndicated large vendor leasing programs involving executive jet aircraft and helicopters and created Net Jets.


Steve Williams

Mr. Williams was most recently a Principal in the Capital Markets Group of Banc of America Leasing & Finance Corp. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital and worked on the pricing, structuring and placement of over $3.2b of equipment and project financings. In total, Williams has over 25 years of experience as a capital markets professional. In the energy space, he has arranged both debt and equity capital for large scale industrial energy efficiency projects, solar programs, wind farms, natural gas production and hydroelectric facilities.


Glenn Goord

Mr. Goord, is the former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services. He is the first to rise through its ranks to become Commissioner of what is now the nation's fourth- largest state prison system. He administered an operating budget of $2.3 billion in state and federal funds, plus $245 million in capital expenditures. He managed approximately 31,300 workers in an agency housing 63,000 inmates in 69 prisons, plus an 850-bed drug treatment center.


Paul Sheldon

Mr. Sheldon specializes in helping corrections institutions become more sustainable through resource efficiency planning, green jobs development, and staff/inmate training. He is a member of the American Correctional Association's Clean and Green Committee. He is the primary author of Low Hanging Fruit, Ten Easy Steps to Sustainable Corrections, (with Eugene Atherton and Burt Klein), recently published by the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Mr. Sheldon holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Human Development, a lifetime college teaching credential in Business and Industrial Management.




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