Management Team

Giorgio Hefti | TRITEC Group Founder & CEO

Giorgio Hefti is the founder, majority shareholder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TRITEC Group AG. After beginning operations over 25 years ago, Giorgio has grown TRITEC into a global solar services and products firm, with offices and operations throughout Europe, South Africa, Chile, Brazil and North America. Since 1995, Giorgio has been a true pioneer in the solar industry when he co-engineered one of the first solar PV installations in Europe. Shortly thereafter, he initiated a cutting edge program in Switzerland named the Megawatt Project, where together with Kyocera, the program’s mission was to provide (333) 3 kW solar systems to residents of Switzerland - at a time when there were virtually none. In addition to developing the Megawatt Project with Kyocera, Giorgio and TRITEC were the first European reseller of Kyocera’s solar products, a relationship that was built on trust and mutual respect and still remains very strong, more than 25 years later. His experience and expertise in the PV market is unrivaled. Giorgio has overseen the development and construction of over 550MW of installed solar capacity throughout Europe and South America. Giorgio earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree in Business Administration.

 

David Trepeck | President & Managing Director

David Trepeck is the President and Managing Director of TRITEC Americas, LLC. David has been a leader in the Solar PV market since 2006. Prior to co-founding TRITEC Americas, David served in executive management positions at Applied Solar, OneRoof Energy and SkyBlu Energy where he managed the successful implementation of various solar PV initiatives, including the development and manufacturing of proprietary building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar roofing products; the formation and implementation of a national roofer centric solar sales, distribution and installation program; the development and rollout of a residential 3rd party ownership solar financing program; the development, design, construction and operation and maintenance of thousands of residential solar projects and dozens of commercial solar projects - in addition to many other solar PV efforts. Before entering the solar industry, David had an extensive construction and development career after graduating from the University of Michigan.

 

Howie Reed | Senior Vice President of Operations

Howie Reed has spent most of the last decade designing and implementing best in class commercial and residential solar sales and project management platforms including integrated CRM lead generation platforms allowing for maximized reduction of customer acquisition costs for multiple solar companies. A solar industry veteran, Howie has developed and sourced a commercial solar project pipeline of over 1.2 GW. Howie brings over 15 years of strategic business experience and extensive clean energy industry knowledge to TRITEC Americas. Howie received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Silicon Valley’s prestigious Santa Clara University.

 

Davis Jolley | Project Manager

As Project Manager, Davis Jolley plays a key role in planning, executing, and evaluating projects as well as implementing project oversight and ensuring quality control through all cycles of project management here at TRITEC Americas. Davis has executed project management best practices for extensive renewable energy portfolio exceeding 65 megawatts and a project pipeline reaching over a gigawatt. Davis has managed due diligence documentation and approval process for both commercial and residential solar projects across multiple funds. Davis received his bachelor’s degree in Managerial Organizational Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego California.

 

Sergio Rico | Business Development Manager

Sergio Rico is charged with driving growth in TRITEC Americas’ commercial project pipeline. Previously Sergio provided customized financial service solutions for Allstate, the second largest personal lines insurer in the United States and the largest that is publicly held. Sergio also brings extensive real estate development and sales background with emphasis on the high end residential market to TRITEC Americas. Sergio has over 20 years of business development experience serving business to business and business to consumer markets. Sergio received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Los Angeles, California.