Arraycon   Staff

Rick   Lavezzo

Certifications/Affiliation:
Board of Directors, CAL-SEIA (2003-2008)

Our founder, Rick Lavezzo, has successfully worked for over 22 years in construction and 14 of those years in the commercial solar industry focusing on all types of PV renewable energy. He has been involved in installing systems of over 400 megawatts. He is a licensed contractor in the state of California, building some of the largest grid-connected systems in North America, Canada, and Europe. He has performed all aspects of the construction process: estimating, planning, scheduling, subcontractor management, consulting and hands-on work. His experience and knowledge in the industry have led him to become a leader focusing on cutting edge, low impact construction techniques. These techniques have been implemented in other countries and throughout North America. Rick has become one of the best known and respected men in the solar industry. With a humble beginning in construction, Rick is now a leader in the design and construction of all types of solar plants. He has worked with a majority of the industry leaders while constantly improving on the techniques used in solar construction.

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James   Jackson

James has 25 years of construction experience in multiple sectors including Industrial, Commercial, High-Tech, Space, Healthcare, & Renewables. He managed his own design-build firm for 20 years throughout the Southeastern USA. Prior to that he worked for some of the world’s largest firms including Morse Diesel & Just Japan Ltd. Nishikamata Ots-ku. Holding Class A licensing in General Contracting for various states, he has constructed buildings & developments for NASA, Constructa Societe de Services Immonbiliers, PV systems 200MW plus, etc. He has experience with DNR, DEP, Army Corps. Of Engineers amongst other mitigating government entities. He is a graduate of Auburn University’s School of Architecture in Building Commercial Construction & Franklin College of Switzerland. The early Kaizen experience he obtained is utilized at Arraycon to create efficiencies and lean methods. He has supervised Architects, Engineers, Estimators, Presentation Teams, Project Managers, etc. He has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts in private and public sectors where the work may be fixed price at risk, CM, unit price, cost plus, etc. He was appointed to serve on the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a clean energy advocate.

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Dan   Hubiak

Dan has over 20 years of Project Management experience working at Hewlett-Packard. With a Project Management and Sales background, he was instrumental in getting Arraycon off the ground and profitable for Arraycon's first 3 years of business. He has continued to manage several key relationships in the industry which still contribute to our success to this day. Dan is responsible for all pre-construction, from bidding to logistics and scheduling. Dan also served 4 years in the US Air Force where he now applies these management skills to getting the job done quickly and professionally. Dan holds a Bachelor's degree from California State University - Chico.

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Jeff   Calabro

Jeff Calabro has over 17 years of experience in the solar PV industry. Throughout his career, Jeff has been responsible for mitigating project risk, constructing systems on-time and on budget and ensuring deployment of quality products throughout the life of the system. He has held positions in business development, sales, procurement, product management, operation start-up, project management and project development. Prior to ArrayCon, Jeff worked for solar panel manufacturers Kyocera Solar and Canadian Solar, solar developers SunEdison and PsomasFMG, CPV manufacturer Amonix and most recently, Solon US. He has effectively negotiated multi-million dollar purchase agreements and has been directly involved in the procurement of over 500MW of PV module supply.

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Mathew   Ricci

Mathew Ricci brings more than 19 years of commercial and industrial construction experience. He has extensive leadership experience in leading and directing EPC development and construction operations at organizations such as First Solar, SunEdison, and SunPower/PowerLight Corporation. His portfolio of projects includes the development and completion of utility and distributed generation, ground mount and rooftop, fixed tilt, tracking, and concentrating solar PV systems totaling more than 500MW. He holds a BS in Business management and Masters of Science studies in Organizational Leadership, Strategic and Change Management at Colorado State University.

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Nathan   Bannister

Nate has over 19 years of construction experience and has been with Arraycon for 3 years as a Field Superintendent. Nate has successfully managed the installation of over 70MW of utility-scale solar projects in the U.S. Prior to working with Arraycon, Nate owned his own successful residential and commercial construction company through which he built several custom homes, neighborhood developments and commercial buildings.

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Gary   Lavezzo

Gary has over 45 years of General construction experience. He has been a superintendent in the utility-scale solar industries for over 10 years and has installed over 200 MW. He has helped implement several new techniques to save time and money for the successful completion of projects on time and under budget.

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Stephen   Reiland

Stephen is currently the Director of Construction for Arraycon. He is a driven construction manager with a long record of success by overseeing all phases of multimillion-dollar public and private construction. His experience includes managing subcontracts in excess of 40 trades on large DSA and OSHPD construction and or demolition projects. He is highly familiar with all project delivery methods. He has demonstrated all the skills needed to orchestrate projects from design and engineering to a finished project. He is familiar with all levels of communication, from general labors all the way through to owners and stakeholders. Backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on time and on budget with a high quality finished project. His background spans 30 years in the construction industry in the C-Level Management, Project Management, Sales\Marketing\Business Development fields. He has worked in everything from small family business ventures to a multi-billion dollar commercial construction company with offices across the United States. His renewables background started six years ago in the wind industry and quickly migrated to utility-scale PV. Currently involved in both EPC projects and large utility-scale PV projects.

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