GAF Energy, a Standard Industries firm and solar roofing supplier in North America, has promoted two executives: Gabriela “Gabi” Bunea to chief solar innovation officer and Ralph Robinett to senior vp of producing and deployment. The firm lately launched its Timberline Solar line. Developed and assembled in California, Timberline Solar is a solar roofing system to straight combine solar know-how into conventional roofing processes and supplies.
“Execution in innovation and manufacturing are critical to taking residential rooftop solar from a niche product to reaching our vision of energy from every roof,” says Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. “Gabi and Ralph have proven their determination, leadership, and ability to deliver industry-changing products. They have been essential leaders on the team that brought the award-winning Timberline Solar to market. I’m thrilled to continue working alongside them and our entire team to transform more and more roofs into solar roofs.”
Bunea brings 20 years of intensive technical expertise and management within the solar and microelectronics industries to GAF Energy, most lately as vp of analysis, improvement and deployment at SunPower Corp. Prior to that, she held a number of roles managing module analysis, improvement, deployment and product design at SunPower, and beforehand labored as a member of the technical workers within the microelectronics division at Lucent Technology.
Before becoming a member of GAF Energy, Robinett held senior management positions in world operations, manufacturing, engineering and high quality within the solar, electronics and semiconductor industries. Most lately, he was vp of operations at Celestica. Prior to that, he was vp of operations at SunPower Corp.