UMC - Simplifying Energy
About United Management & Consultants:
As the solar PV market in Pennsylvania began to explode in 2009, a multitude of contractors and entrepreneurs, all with varying electrical experience, jumped into the solar business. When the first systems began to go in, it was clear that the traditional construction checks and balances - building codes, municipal plan reviews, inspections, etc. - did not keep pace with the industry. UMC was started to fill in the technical gaps that arose as the technology proliferated; first starting out as electrical underwriters, then as hired consultants, and eventually has full-fledged system designers. The value that our company provides stems from this diverse background. We have seen projects from every perspective: as an engineer, installer, owner, inspector, plan reviewer, and commissioning agent. Simply put, we know who's good and who isn't - what products work, what products fail, who cuts corners, and who works the best as a team.
Today, we offer turnkey and customized technical solutions. We can provide a total package of engineering, construction admin, commissioning, performance testing, operations, and maintenance; or we can tailor services to your needs. Recently we have begun to apply this philosophy and our experiences to other industries including other forms of distributed generation, battery storage, electric vehicles, and metering.
KEVIN WRIGHT - Senior Vice President
Kevin joined United Management & Consultants in 2010 with extensive experience in renewable energy systems, in particular photovoltaics. He has 16 years of electrical-based experience, with 13 years focused in the renewables sector. His duties require him to be a licensed electrical inspector in PA and NJ. With United Inspection, Kevin has provided electrical inspection and consultation services to the PV industry. Prior to working with UIA, he was the Lead Inspector for New Jersey's Clean Energy Program. As part of this position, he managed the technical review process for the inspection team, insured program compliance, and conducted regular educational training. During this time Kevin's team processed 3200 PV projects. Of which Kevin completed over 1000+ solar inspection and project reviews. Kevin developed his electrical knowledge as a licensed master electrician in municipalities within Pennsylvania and New York. As the former owner of an electrical contracting firm, Kevin has installed many solar and wind systems. With UMC, Kevin handles all business development and finances, leading the company into the next project.
DAVID STALLER, P.E., LEED AP, NABCEP Solar Installer - Director of Operations
Dave has over seven years of project management experience in the A/E/C field. After graduating from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he worked for three years in New York managing projects for an architect. Moving back to Philadelphia, Dave switched gears to energy systems, and cut his teeth pulling double duty as a design engineer and project manager for Mercury Solar Systems. Mr. Staller has extensive experience not just in solar construction, but also operations and sales. He frequently gives presentations on the subject, most recently as a guest lecturer at Villanova University. In his free time Dave volunteers with Sunpower Afrique providing engineering support, and recently completed his second Philadelphia Marathon with a time of 3:23.
With UMC, Dave is the program manager for our portfolio of services, and lead engineer for all design and feasibility studies. He took the Architectural Engineering PPE to better handle multi-disciplinary projects.
JOHN HALFERTY, P.E. - Senior Electrical Engineer
John is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. John is also a nationally certified electrical inspector licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and local municipalities. Throughout his career in the electrical products manufacturing industry, most notable with PECO, ITE Imperial, and Siemens, John held positions of responsibility including Director and Vice President levels in Research and Development of circuit breakers and switchgear. He served on many UL and NEMA industry technical and policy committees including Chairman of the UL/NEMA Policy Committee. John has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel.
JOSH PALLADINO - Project Manager
Josh began his career in construction by working for the electrical union. In 2005, he completed a five year apprenticeship program to become a registered journeyman electrician in the state of Pennsylvania. Josh then continued his education to become an ICC Master Electrician in PA and NJ. He has over 120 hours of PV training, and oversaw the installation of several megawatts of solar. Recently, Josh ran his own electrical contracting business focusing on residential, commercial, and renewable energy projects. Just this past July, Josh became a registered electrical inspector and plan reviewer for the state of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Josh enjoys fly fishing, scuba diving, playing sports, and spending time with his family.