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THE TEAM

  • Mark Cavanagh
    Mark Cavanagh Owner, Manager, Electrician

    CEC Installer 20075 1Mark is the Owner and Manager of MC Solar & Electrical. He’s an Electrician, accredited solar installer/designer and an electrical contractor. Read his story. Mark is not only passionate about solar but about doing business right. It’s a simple ethic: look after your staff, and encourage them to look after your customers. It seems to work.

    • Wendy Cavanagh
      Wendy Cavanagh Employee Relations

       

      Where Mark makes the decisions on who to hire, Wendy makes it official by setting up staff contracts, payroll and time-sheets. Wendy is always behind the scenes ensuring the paperwork is up to date and accounts are in order. We’re all thankful to Wendy for being the one who pays us each week.

      • Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott Ops. Manager, Electrician

        CEC Installer 20075 2Ryan started at MC in 2015 and has an extensive background in domestic and commercial electrical work. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of MC Electrical. Ryan is also passionate about the industry and enjoys designing and managing our larger projects.

        • Shane Williams
          Shane Williams Electrician / service manager

          CEC Installer 20075 3Shane completed his electrical apprenticeship with us in 2019. After several months on the road doing service work, we asked Shane to do a hybrid role of service manager (in the office) and backup service Sparkie (on the road). We find having a skilled and practising sparkie on the other end of the phone has brought our customer service to another level.

          • Alex Cusack
            Alex Cusack Electrician, Solar Installer

            CEC Installer 20075 4Alex has been around since day one when it was Mark as the Electrician and Alex as the apprentice. Nearly 10 years on, Alex the Electrician knows solar inside out. He’s also a really nice guy (which has kind of turned into a prerequisite for working here).

            • Rodney Elkins
              Rodney Elkins Electrician, Solar Installer

              CEC Installer 20075 5Rodney’s our youngest tradesman who originally began his apprenticeship at MC Electrical.  Upon completion he moved on to explore the commercial side of the industry. He’s since come back, and we’ve found the experience and knowledge he gained highly beneficial to our own more complex installations.

              • Michael Forrester
                Michael Forrester Electrician, Solar Installer

                CEC Installer 20075 6Michael is one of Queensland’s best blokes. That’s what his wife said when he won Mr. Ipswich in 2009! Seriously, he’s a top bloke and one of the best sparkies you’ll find. He first started working for us in 2011 – he had a break ( most likely modelling?) – but we’re better now ’cause he’s back.

                • Matt Reilly
                  Matt Reilly Electrician, Solar Installer

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                  Matt met Mark several years ago, but at the time Matt was doing his apprenticeship with CV Services Group. In 2016 Matt called us up looking for a job. We didn’t have a position, but when you find a tradesman like Matt, you create a job for him. While working for us, he earned his solar install and design accreditation. Matt is now our Service Technician and Battery Specialist.

                  • David Buchanan
                    David Buchanan Electrician, Solar Installer

                    CEC Installer 20075 8David started with us back in 2009 as a laborer before we took him on as an apprentice. After completing his 4 year apprenticeship, he stayed on as a tradesman. He now leads one of our 6 teams. He’s a bloke of integrity and has a keen eye for quality. We’re proud to have David on our team.

                    • Josh Stephan
                      Josh Stephan ELECTRICIAN, SOLAR INSTALLER

                      CEC Installer 20075 9Josh started out labouring for us in 2014. We soon worked out he was a keeper so we took him on as a mature age apprentice. He completed his apprenticeship in 2018 and we’re glad he chose to stay on with us as a tradesman.

                      • Shane Telfer
                        Shane Telfer Electrician, Solar Installer

                        Shane TelferShane is the most recent MC Electrical apprentice to become a qualified electrician and CEC accredited solar installer. There’s no one better when it comes to figuring out how to tackle the more challenging and complex jobs. He’s a valuable part of the MC team and we’re excited to see how he progresses throughout his career.

                        • Dane May
                          Dane May Electrician

                          Dane started with MC Electrical back in 2013 and has recently completed his electrical apprenticeship. Throughout his apprenticeship he proved he has an aptitude towards the more technical side of electrical and solar. This is why he is now a part of our service team.

                          • Sam Taylor
                            Sam Taylor Electrician

                            Sam recently joined the MC Electrical team as an electrician. He has worked in the solar industry previously, so we’ll likely help him get his CEC accreditation in the near future.

                            • Ben Neville
                              Ben Neville Solar Designer / Estimator

                              Ben is our in office Solar Designer / Estimator . With a degree in Marine Biology, his approach to sales management is technical rather than salesy. Ben also spends a lot of time researching panel technology and other related topics. He blogs about his findings in “Mark’s blog”.

                              • Israel Vogel
                                Israel Vogel Solar Consultant / Electrician, Solar Installer

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                                Israel is an Electrical Contractor with years of experience in Solar. He wanted to get off the tools but stay in the industry, so began teaching the CEC Accreditation and renewable energy course at TAFE. As a part-time Solar Consultant for MC, you can be can be sure he knows his stuff.

                                • Nicole Tapper
                                  Nicole Tapper Solar Consultant

                                  Nicole is our Solar Consultant extraordinaire. She has developed a reputation in the industry over the last 9 years as a knowledgeable, straight-talking consultant. In 2015, Nicole agreed that MC Electrical suited her way of doing things better. Nicole is so much happier now, selling the right product at the right price.

                                  • Yorick Mark
                                    Yorick Mark Solar Consultant

                                    Yorick used to work alongside Mark and Ryan to help in service and after sales support. As a veteran in the solar industry we have figured early on that Yorick is a keeper. In 2015 he asked to step out of the office so he could work directly with our customers. If there is something Yorick does not know, he will ask and learn. No BS. How could I refuse?

                                    • Trent Gosling
                                      Trent Gosling Solar Consultant

                                      Trent first worked for us in 2009 installing panels. He moved on and worked for other solar companies in both installations and solar sales for several years, before finally coming back to work as a consultant for MC Electrical in 2017. Trent’s experience in different areas (especially battery storage and off-grid) is proving invaluable.

                                      • Jaime Smith
                                        Jaime Smith Solar Consultant

                                        An advocate for the environment, it wasn’t until Jaime read “The last hours of Ancient Sunlight” back in 2006 that she became passionate about renewable energy. She then completed a Certificate IV in Renewable Energy and worked in the solar hot-water industry, before commencing her career as a solar power consultant a few years later. Jaime recently moved back to Brisbane after being in SA for 10 years. We are certainly happy to have Jaime on board with her down-to-earth attitude and technical knowledge.

                                        • Michele Mosterd
                                          Michele Mosterd Solar Consultant

                                          Michele has over 10 years’ experience in a technical sales role. Personable and easy to talk to, Michele will be able to clearly explain solar and design. As a mate of Nicole’s, we are very happy that Michele approached us for a job after years of talking solar and hearing about MC’s awesome reputation!

                                          • Jason Wilson
                                            Jason Wilson Solar Designer / Estimator

                                            Jason started with us in mid 2019 as our warehouse store-man. He picked it all up so quickly that we decided to move him into the office as one of our in house solar designer and estimators.

                                            • Winston Jones
                                              Winston Jones Sales Consultant

                                              Winston has just joined the MC Electrical sales team. Don’t let that fool you though, he has been working in the solar industry for nearly a decade. We are excited to have him on board and we look forward to seeing how he uses that wealth of knowledge to tailor solar packages for our customers. Welcome to the team Winston.

                                              • Clodie West
                                                Clodie West Accounts Manager

                                                Clodie is our dynamic Accounts Manager, whose attention to detail is impeccable. Clodie has worked in the solar and electrical industry for 8 years and brings a wealth of knowledge behind the scenes. She is well liked within the team and brightens each day with her positive can-do attitude.

                                                • Elliot Moss
                                                  Elliot Moss Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer

                                                  Elliot joined the MC Electrical team in 2017 after he was highly recommended by our Ops. Manager. As our marketing manager, Elliot takes care of all our graphic design work, website development, marketing campaigns and social media development. He is passionate about sustainability and the environment which is why he is at home in the green energy sector. We were also impressed to discover that Elliot is a qualified commercial helicopter pilot and sponsored rock climber.

                                                  • Luke Frey
                                                    Luke Frey Procurement Manager

                                                    Luke joined our team in Feb. 2018.  He has a comprehensive background in warehousing & logistics. Luke is directly responsible for all product coming in, going out, and maintaining good order in and around our warehouse
                                                    & office facilities.  He is doing a great job and has exceeded our expectations.

                                                    • Mel Byram
                                                      Mel Byram Accounts

                                                      Mel is the newest recruit to join the MC Electrical office staff. if you’re calling in regards to something accounts related, you’ll likely get to speak with her.

                                                      • Mark Bunting
                                                        Mark Bunting Sales Administrator/Estimator

                                                        Mark Bunting is our sales coordinator. He’ll likely be the first person you’ll talk to if you want to book in an appointment with a consultant. He has a degree in graphic design and has picked up basic solar design with ease. Don’t confuse him with Mark Cavanagh. Mark is much better looking.

                                                        • Rhea Morgan
                                                          Rhea Morgan Sales Administrator

                                                          As the daughter of a solar enthusiast in Northern NSW, Rhea has worked in the Solar industry longer than she remembers. She helps out Mark Bunting scheduling consultants but can handle anything we throw at her – except a solar panel.

                                                          • Cristy Hill
                                                            Cristy Hill After sales service

                                                            Cristy has worked in the solar industry since 2013 and has worked on and off with us since 2016. She has worked with us in multiple roles but is now focussed on making sure our customers are happy after the install is done and dusted.

                                                            • Kaitlin Shaw
                                                              Kaitlin Shaw After-Sales Administration

                                                              Kaitlin has worked in the solar industry since 2009. That makes her a solar veteran. Kaitlin recently became a new mother, but we didn’t want to lose her, so asked her if she would work for us from home. She works with post install customer service, arranging Energex to change over your meter to a solar meter, setting up your online monitoring platform, and managing all the STC “rebate” submissions.

                                                               

                                                              • Jem Barr
                                                                Jem Barr Administration

                                                                Jem is the newest recruit to join MC Electrical. She runs the reception here, so will be your first point of contact if you call in. Welcome to the team Jem. The word around the office is that in her spare time she is an impressive roller skater and an avid rock climber too.

                                                                • Ben Krahe
                                                                  Ben Krahe Education development

                                                                  Ben was the principal of a school in northern NSW before joining MC Electrical. His side gig has been training teachers in Vanuatu for the last 10 years. He’s now helping us set up a business to install off-grid systems in schools throughout Vanuatu.  Ben’s also overseeing our apprentices progression through their apprenticeship and working with Mark developing online solar training.

                                                                  • Alan Ford
                                                                    Alan Ford Apprentice Electrician

                                                                    Alan joined us in August 2016 on the recommendation from Dane. He began working as a labourer, but we soon realised this bloke is future tradesman material, so we offered him an adult electrical apprenticeship.

                                                                    • Ollie Dziwisz
                                                                      Ollie Dziwisz Apprentice Electrician

                                                                      Ollie started with us as a labourer in 2018. We were so impressed with Ollie’s attitude that we’ve offered him an adult apprenticeship. 

                                                                      • Brady Stolz
                                                                        Brady Stolz Apprentice Electrician

                                                                        Brady started out pursuing a career in Aircraft Engineering before realizing his calling as an Electrician. He is passionate about renewable energy and offering him an apprenticeship was an easy decision to make. Brady is the type of bloke who gets the job done.

                                                                        • Jason Hadland
                                                                          Jason Hadland Apprentice Electrician

                                                                          Jason joined our team as a labourer in early 2018. He’s since proved himself to be a hard worker with an eye for detail and so we offered him an adult apprenticeship.

                                                                          • Josh Rudolph
                                                                            Josh Rudolph Apprentice Electrician

                                                                            Josh joined the team in early 2018 as a labourer. We found him to be an extremely hard worker and as such, we offered him an adult apprenticeship.

                                                                            • Finn Hestehauge
                                                                              Finn Hestehauge Apprentice Electrician

                                                                              Finn is keen to get ahead within the solar industry and approached us directly for a job. He has plenty of experience working in customer service plus experience working on construction sites. In his spare time he builds mountains bikes from scratch.  Welcome to the team, Finn.

                                                                              • Brandon O’Regan
                                                                                Brandon O’Regan Apprentice Electrician

                                                                                Brandon came recommended by one of our apprentice electricians at the end of 2018.  We started him as a labourer, but he quickly proved himself to be switched on and a great worker which is why we offered him an apprenticeship.

                                                                                • Lawrence Cusack
                                                                                  Lawrence Cusack Apprentice Electrician

                                                                                  Lawrence came recommended by one of our electricians. He started with us as a solar trade assistant but quickly proved himself to be a hard worker with a great work ethic. It wasn’t hard decision to sign him up for his adult electrical apprenticeship.

                                                                                  • Trent Merkus
                                                                                    Trent Merkus Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                    Trent joined the team earlier this year as a labourer. Using his skills as a qualified carpenter, he does an exceptional job and has quickly become an invaluable member of the team.

                                                                                    • Ethan Carmody
                                                                                      Ethan Carmody Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                      Ethan is one of our youngest labourers, but is proving to us that age isn’t everything. He has picked things up nicely and has become proficient at all aspects of the job.

                                                                                      • Damien Manton
                                                                                        Damien Manton Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                        Damien started with us in 2019 as a solar trade assistant. He has already completed a few years of his electrical apprenticeship  with his previous employer and so we’ll likely take him on soon as an apprentice to continue his training.

                                                                                        • Kyle Ricketts
                                                                                          Kyle Ricketts Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                          Kyle is one of the newest solar trade assistants to join the MC Team. He has plenty of experience in the solar and electrical industry and came recommended by one of our other staff members. He has already completed part of his electrical apprenticeship, so we’ll be looking at signing him up to continue his training once he proves himself.

                                                                                          • Jesse Dearlove
                                                                                            Jesse Dearlove Solar Trade Assistant

                                                                                            Jesse has just joined the MC Team as a solar trade assistant. Lucky for us, he is already a qualified carpenter and has his cert 2 in electro-technology. We’re sure that with some guidance from our existing top notch installers, he’ll be a fantastic solar installer in no time.

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