At SunPeak, our mission is to make solar accessible and seamless for businesses who want to generate their own power using renewable sources. We are focused on educating and delighting our customers and helping them realize decades of cost savings and sustainability benefits.
We do this by prioritizing quality in all we do: quality components, quality relationships, and employing the highest-quality people.
The SunPeak team is highly skilled and has installed over 450 MW of solar globally, including projects as distant as Germany, Japan and Canada. Our team of engineers, energy experts, electricians, project managers and construction professionals is ready to help your company achieve its energy goals.
Russell directs the ongoing design, assessment, implementation, communication and monitoring of the organization’s health and safety policies and procedures. As part of SunPeak’s leadership team, he not only serves as an organization-wide advisor on compliance and regulatory issues, but he also provides continuous safety process improvement so that SunPeak delivers a consistent, world-class safety experience for its employees and customers.
Russell is a lifelong learner. His vast knowledge of safety best practices and risk mitigation strategy stems from a combination of advanced training and decades of industry experience with complex jobsite conditions. Prior to working in solar, Russell managed safety for companies in diverse fields such as mining, paper, manufacturing, construction, and other energy sectors including wind, nuclear, oil and gas. He has completed coursework to become a Master Rigger and has journeyman-level training as an electrician, instrumentation tech, and as a millwright. Russell also holds multiple degrees including a Master of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Logistic Critical Reasoning. He is a credentialed Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Russell's advanced safety credentials include certifications as an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer (OSHA 500) and a Medic First Aid Instructor, among others.
Russell operates with a mindset that standard training and regulatory compliance are not enough; it is critical to fully understand the worker and his or her environment so that each employee is equipped and empowered to recognize and prevent potential hazards. He has implemented proactive coaching and training as a standard throughout every level of the company.
Outside of work, Russell and his wife stay busy following the varied interests of their three active teenagers. Russell also enjoys serving in his local community. Past contributions have included volunteer roles as fire chief, city councilman, and as director of the local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) group. Russell has also provided free self-defense and rape prevention classes.