Our Team

Matt Hutchings  

CEO / SalesMatt

A Journeyman electrician and FSR, Matt has 15 years of experience in electrical contracting and five years of experience with on- and off-grid photovoltaic installations and grid-tie projects.

Matt has worked in health care facilities, restaurants, high-end homes and public buildings including extensive work for the District of West Vancouver in their city hall, police station, fire stations and operations centre. Matt has been involved in the installation of over half-a dozen electric Vehicle charging stations, including the first residential charger in BC.

His renewables experience include urban grid-tie projects for LEED residences and commercial test facilities, inverter-battery systems in containerized systems for remote coastal locations and the arctic circle, as well as independent and micro-grid sites for island residents.

 

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CFO / C.A.

Larry has over 30 years of professional and business experience in a wide range of industries in western Canada.  His roles include directorship, ownership, project leadership, management and professional advisory services, with scope including strategy, planning, operations and financial performance, team-building and technology.

Many of these engagements reflect working relationships extending over 10 years.  Organizations range from developing start-ups, through to refocusing or rebranding well-established multi-location businesses up to 300 employees, resulting in value growth and negotiating successful transitions.

His role as CFO complements the diverse skill-sets of the team, aligned to successfully grow CES with passion, integrity and performance, and to become the recognized market leader in innovative energy solutions services within 5 years.

 

Will Brooke

COO / Technical Director

Will has spent the last four years managing projects and installing systems in the renewable energy field. Recently he was instrumental in helping to successfully deliver a 100kW hybrid diesel-electric power station, in partnership with BC Hydro, for a remote first nations community.

Combined with over ten years experience managing IT and software development projects, Wills field experience allows him to bridge CES’s operational and administrative needs.

 

Owen Low

Electronics Engineering Technologist

Owen has over 20 years experience in developing hardware and software solutions specifically for the renewable energy industry including photovoltaic, wind and micro-hydro power solutions. He is an industry expert in the design and development of inverter and charger technology.

 

Adam Kriz

Operations / Scheduling / Journeyman
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Adam has worked as an electrician for 10 years on medical, residential, commercial and data communications installations. In his spare time he sits on the board of directors for the North Shore Amateur Radio club (NSARC) and volunteers as emergency communications team coordinator for North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM). He has a strong background and personal interest in remote communications systems.

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Jordon Appleby

Foreman – Greater Vancouver
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Jordon has over 8 years of experience in electrical contracting with a strong background in commercial and residential installations as well as renewable energy, and industrial projects. High profile former clients include Pattison Group, Coast Mountain Bus Company, Peter Kiewit and Sons, Indigo/Chapters, and the Keg steakhouse.

Don Chailler

Electrical Design / CADD Technician

Don has over a decade of commercial and industrial electrical systems drafting using CADD systems from AutoCAD to Revit. Don has also participated in the design and installation of several renewable and hybrid energy systems over the past 2 years.

 

Laura Princic

P.Eng / V.P. Business Development

During over ten years of engineering and planning work in both consulting and local government, Laura has gained valuable experience in community infrastructure planning, energy planning and project management. She is a trained facilitator experienced at managing diverse, multi-disciplinary projects involving various levels of government, First Nations, private industry and the public.

 

 JD Baillie

Outside Sales – Off-Grid Systems

JD has decades of experience providing service, support and sales in the telecom/data industry where he successfully operated his own service company. JD has been providing sales and support for renewable energy projects over the past five years.