The AM Solar Team

Dave Reuter Support Manager Dave launched his solar career in 1991 when he installed his first small off-grid solar system on a cabin in the middle of 80 forested acres (it’s still working!).  He joined AM Solar in 2003 after cycling through several phases of the bicycle industry.  He stays healthy by riding to work, managing his home solar system and keeping up with a young son.

Dave Reuter
Support Manager

Dave launched his solar career in 1991 when he installed his first small off-grid solar system on a cabin in the middle of 80 forested acres (it’s still working!).  He joined AM Solar in 2003 after cycling through several phases of the bicycle industry.  He stays healthy by riding to work, managing his home solar system and keeping up with a young son.

Roger Carroll Sales & Tech Support Roger is a full-time RVer and workamper, living with solar since 2010. He has been with AM Solar since 2009. He has an Energy Management degree (RE/Sustainability) from Lane Community College, and is a veteran. His alter ego is a musician, playing and singing in a local string band.  

Roger Carroll
Sales & Tech Support

Roger is a full-time RVer and workamper, living with solar since 2010. He has been with AM Solar since 2009. He has an Energy Management degree (RE/Sustainability) from Lane Community College, and is a veteran. His alter ego is a musician, playing and singing in a local string band.
 

Garret Towne President Garret has worked in the solar industry since 2009.  He has an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA from Oregon State University.  He spends his evenings training Jiu Jitsu and enjoys beekeeping, and raising chickens on his mini farm with his wife.  

Garret Towne
President

Garret has worked in the solar industry since 2009.  He has an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA from Oregon State University.  He spends his evenings training Jiu Jitsu and enjoys beekeeping, and raising chickens on his mini farm with his wife.

 

Aldan O'Daol Quality Control Aldan is the most senior member of the AM Solar team and likely has more RV solar installation hours than anybody in the world.  Aldan is a native of the island of Kosrea and enjoys going to the coast with his family on the weekends.    

Aldan O'Daol
Quality Control

Aldan is the most senior member of the AM Solar team and likely has more RV solar installation hours than anybody in the world.  Aldan is a native of the island of Kosrea and enjoys going to the coast with his family on the weekends.

 

 

Cody Enright Installation Manager & Sales Cody, as a jack of all trades, has a combined 16 years of professional experience in mechanical maintenance & repair, carpentry, research & development, shop management, and customer care.  With some educational background in engineering, he recently directed his career path into the solar industry to fulfill his passion for alternative energy and sustainable living.  When he’s not reading about tiny homes or renewable resources he’s trekking through the Cascades with his wife and two children.

Cody Enright
Installation Manager & Sales

Cody, as a jack of all trades, has a combined 16 years of professional experience in mechanical maintenance & repair, carpentry, research & development, shop management, and customer care.  With some educational background in engineering, he recently directed his career path into the solar industry to fulfill his passion for alternative energy and sustainable living.  When he’s not reading about tiny homes or renewable resources he’s trekking through the Cascades with his wife and two children.

Mitchell Boyer Systems Engineer A Eugene native and outdoor enthusiast, Mitch is always studying the latest trends in energy technology.  Prior to working at AM Solar, Mitch spent ten years as a bicycle mechanic honing his installation skills.  When Mitch isn’t at work (and sometimes when he is) you can find him flying quad copters and taking aerial photography.

Mitchell Boyer
Systems Engineer

A Eugene native and outdoor enthusiast, Mitch is always studying the latest trends in energy technology.  Prior to working at AM Solar, Mitch spent ten years as a bicycle mechanic honing his installation skills.  When Mitch isn’t at work (and sometimes when he is) you can find him flying quad copters and taking aerial photography.

Aloysius O'Daol Installer Ali has been working in the RV industry since 2009 and has been a part of AM Solar since he joined his brother Aldan in 2012.  Ali’s speciality is the roof, attaching panels securely, keeping them unshaded and routing cables in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  When not masterminding panel layouts, Ali can be found hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest and camping with friends and family.

Aloysius O'Daol
Installer

Ali has been working in the RV industry since 2009 and has been a part of AM Solar since he joined his brother Aldan in 2012.  Ali’s speciality is the roof, attaching panels securely, keeping them unshaded and routing cables in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  When not masterminding panel layouts, Ali can be found hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest and camping with friends and family.

 

Employee Owned

AM Solar is employee owned and operated.  In January 2016, Greg and Deb hit the road to enjoy the RV Lifestyle that so many of their customers have been living.  The Holders remain as valuable advisors and product testers.  Although they won’t be in the office very often, they have left the business in good hands with a team of experienced managers who are committed to continuing the tradition of exceptional quality, service and innovation that has been integral to AM Solar’s success.

Company History

Greg and Deb Holder started working with solar in 1987 as Alternate Means, selling and installing solar systems for a wide variety of applications including vacation cabins, RVs and even a monastary.  Later, as the Holders’ focus turned to recreational vehicles, RV Solar Consultants was formed.  

Seeing the demand for a device to regulate electrical current between solar panels and multiple battery banks, Greg worked with Heliotrope General to design the world’s first dual battery solar charger, the RV30.  As orders were coming in, a fire destroyed the factory where the charge controllers were being manufactured.  Instead of rebuilding, the owner sold the charge controller manufacturing rights to Greg as a percentage of gross sales, thus starting Heliotrope PV.    These charge controllers were initially assembled by hand and later outsourced to electrical assembly factories.  RV manufacturers were the primary market for the controllers, who without solar, were seeing batteries die while their vehicles waited in assembly line parking lots.  

Over time, the expensive analog technology used in the Heliotrope controllers gave way to more efficient digital technology and Heliotrope PV was abandoned, but Greg’s foot was in the door and business was booming.  In 2002 the Holders founded AM Solar and five years later, they moved into their custom constructed headquarters in Springfield, Oregon.  
 

While growing AM Solar, Greg and Deb lived, worked and played for extended periods of time in their RV.  They traveled throughout North America giving seminars at "Life on Wheels" events and attended various other rallies.  During these adventures, Greg and Deb spent long periods of time boondocking in remote locations which helped them understand and appreciate the challenges associated with the RV lifestyle.  

Over the years, AM Solar has installed power systems on thousands of vehicles and built a respected reputation throughout North America.