George founded GreenSpark with his best friends in 2002. Since then he’s held numerous jobs. From building and climbing towers, to writing grants, managing projects, negotiating contracts, and working to ensure that our company is a positive force in our community, for our people, and our planet. Named the Chief Operating Officer in 2008, George manages the growth of the company. His work includes increasing employment by more than 70% and leading the charge to gain our B-Corp Certification. He is tasked with the development of our people power – translating their energy, intelligence and passion into local, renewable energy projects that make our community more healthy and sustainable. George lives in Fairport with his wife, Lillian, their two beautiful children, and their dog Frankie – one of our original mascots.
Our Leadership Team
Ernie founded GreenSpark with his best friends in 2002. While he has done almost every job at GreenSpark over the past fifteen years, his favorite place to be is to be helping people. That is why Ernie is our Director of Customer Service – the best of our company, helping new customers learn about their solar energy systems and remaining on call for years after systems are installed. Ernie manages all aspects of the residential installation process and, with his team, completes the process at each customer’s home, making sure they are happy and familiar with their new solar energy system as it starts producing green, local power. Ernie is a NABCEP certified solar installer and was proudly named by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association as the 2009 Wind Installer of the Year. He and his wife Amy have two children, Holden and Olive, who, along with their dog Sweetums (one of our mascots), live in Webster, NY.
Kevin Schulte founded GreenSpark with his best friends in 2002 and was named CEO in 2008. By 2015 he had led the company to 11th fastest growing business in Rochester and reached the top spot on the Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2017. He provides the leadership, vision and passion that drives the growth and success for the company. Kevin serves on the boards of the Amicus Solar Cooperative and New York’s Alliance for Clean Energy (ACENY). Kevin has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally for his contributions to the growth of the distributed wind industry, including being named the inaugural recipient of the Community Wind Innovator Award in 2011. While Kevin’s leadership can be calculated in megawatts he would point to being named Rochester’s Top Workplace in 2017 as his highest professional accomplishment. Kevin’s vision of a creating a values led, mission driven company is contagious and resulted in not only the top workplace award, but also in receiving The Leadership Award from Rochester’s Top Workplaces – as voted upon by the entire team at GreenSpark. A 2000 graduate of JMU’s School of Integrated Science and Technology, Kevin and his wife ErinKate have two boys, Ardan and Keller, and live in Webster, NY with their pup, Gus. Kevin is an avid Philadelphia sports fan – Did you know the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE CURRENT WORLD CHAMPS?!?!