SAN FRANCISCO — GAF Energy announced three key promotions on its leadership team. The company has promoted David Kaltsas, Jason Barrett, and Reynolds Holmes as part of its ongoing expansion and strategic positioning for continued growth in 2021. Earlier this year, the company announced an additional hire to its leadership team, rounding out its manufacturing and development division.
"We believe that the future of residential solar is in BIPV. These promotions are intended to strategically position our team to meet the growing demand for solar roofing in America," said Martin Debono, president of GAF Energy. "David, Jason, and Reynolds have all demonstrated the leadership qualities that support our vision to generate power from every roof. I'm thrilled to continue working alongside our entire leadership team to bring our industry-leading solar roof product to the masses in 2021 and beyond."
David Kaltsas, Senior Vice President, Operations
Kaltsas has an extensive background in the solar industry with specific expertise in the commercial and industrial space, serving as COO of Sol-Wind and president and COO of SunWize. He previously was executive director, renewable energy, operations and investment at GAF, GAF Energy's sister company and one of the largest roofing companies in North America. Kaltsas has extensive portfolio management expertise in the rapidly growing C&I solar market. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Change and Transformational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
Jason Barrett, Senior Vice President, Sales
Barrett joined GAF in 2015 as vice president of renewable energy, structured finance, and investments (a team incorporated into GAF Energy in 2019). Prior to GAF, Barrett served as chief commercial officer of Sol-Wind and a founding partner of Paladin Strategic Partners. He has held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Fannie Mae, and Morgan Stanley. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Howard University and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow.
Reynolds Holmes, Vice President, Services & Product Management
Prior to joining GAF Energy, Holmes held senior leadership positions at both SolarCity and Tesla, where he led launches of new energy products, services, and experiences designed for scale. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the University of Oregon.
GAF Energy empowers roofing contractors across the U.S. with a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations. The GAF Energy solar system couples innovative, attractive, and affordable solar technology with fast, easy installation.
Designed to provide a good-looking, low-profile alternative to rack-mounted solar panels — which are typically drilled through the roof's shingles — GAF Energy solar integrates directly with the roofing system and is part of the primary water-shedding layer. The company recently announced new super high-efficiency solar panels to optimize a customer's power output and maximize aesthetic appeal.