We hire employees because they have the capabilities and the motivation to achieve the results needed for their job.
Bombard Renewable Energy hires employees because they have the capabilities and the motivation to achieve the results needed for their job. Each job is important and part of a coordinated team effort to accomplish the project objectives.
We are committed to being an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects and engages with one another’s differences, while embracing the strengths in its employees, customers, suppliers and communities to accomplish our vision, mission and values.
Ken KefalasKen Kefalas is the president and chairman of the board for Bombard Electric, LLC, overseeing strategic planning, contract negotiation, all labor functions, overall administration, direction, financial controls, corporate matters and securing new contracts. Kefalas is also responsible for all field operations, billing, labor fulfillment, contract issues, labor issuers and material purchasing oversight. He has been active in the electrical industry since 1975.
Bill ConnorsBill Connors is vice president of renewable resources at MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry. As vice president, his responsibilities include origination, negotiation and/or management of: (1) over 1,500 megawatts of mid- to long-term gas, coal, solar and wind power purchase agreements with annual EBITDA totaling $150 million; (2) fuel supply and transportation contracts; (3) power plant operating and maintenance agreements; (4) renewable energy tax equity investments; and (5) renewable energy credit sales agreements. Connors helped lead the sale of the company’s domestic independent power business unit in 2007. He became vice president, heading up the business development for Cascade Natural Gas Corp., following MDU’s acquisition of that company in 2007.
Connors holds a law degree from the University of Washington, School of Law in Seattle, Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Bill is leading the development of the corporate-wide renewable resources investment strategy, focusing on investment opportunities that are complementary to the company’s existing business units and on strategic responses to legislation and regulations related to carbon emissions and renewable energy.
Bo BalzarContributing to a more sustainable future for the community is what Bo Balzar loves about his job at Bombard Renewable Energy. Since joining Bombard in 2007, Balzar has developed and managed over 150 megawatts of photovoltaic projects. Bo Balzar, Division Manager – Solar, holds a bachelor’s degree in university studies with minors in management and management systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Balzar also holds a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certificate and Diploma from MTI College of Business and Technology.
He is currently responsible for business development, commercial solar PV systems development, design and management, and has completed several feasibility studies for multi-megawatt solar PV systems in Nevada. One of his proudest accomplishments is being one of the first in the nation to become a NABCEP Certified PV Sales Professional. Before coming to Bombard, Balzar worked as project manager for Quality Control Systems, managing Nevada Power Co. ACLM Pilot Program and overseeing the installation of load management switches for 20,000 NPC customers and controllable thermostats for 2,000 NPC customers, and providing operating and maintenance and M&V for these devices.
Alan BrooksAs the head of design and estimating at Bombard Renewable Energy, Alan Brooks has worked on every solar project the company has completed. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is involved with designing systems and researching and purchasing the components needed for each project. Brooks started in the area of the electrical trade nearly 35 years ago. He joined Bombard in 2005, assisting with the remodel of the Mirage Love Theater as a wireman. While at Bally’s facilities where he was a former customer of Bombard, Brooks was impressed with the professionalism portrayed by every single member of the Bombard group.
With the tremendous advances in technology and solar integration into building design, Brooks says he looks forward to one day where solar systems will be the norm on new buildings.
He holds a State of Nevada Master Electrician license, NABCEP certified PV installer certificate, UL Certified PV installer certificate, State of Nevada OSHA PV installer certificate, OSHA 30 safety certification and ASOPE Level 3 stationary engineer certificate. He’s also a longtime associate member of International Association of Electrical Inspectors, which allows him to stay current on all electrical codes and changes through continual training. Brooks also has had the privilege of mentoring younger engineers to assist in design and fully understand not only the principles of renewable energy but how to turn it into real projects.
Suzanne RosenbergerAs the office manager at Bombard Renewable Energy, Suzanne Rosenberger plays an integral part of the daily functions of the office. Her tasks include handling billing and managing payroll as well as processing NV Energy documents for clients’ net metering. Rosenberger says it’s a pleasure to work with colleagues that care about the company. Bombard gives her the opportunities to learn and excel in her area of expertise. She believes Bombard Renewable Energy represents their product and services to current and potential clients with dedication and loyalty. In her spare time, you can find her either shopping or gardening.
Mike DavisMike Davis is Bombard’s superintendent, coordinating and managing PV and electrical installations. Davis coordinates manpower and manages construction milestones. Bombard has relied on him to make sure projects are completed on time and under budget for 23 years. His 26 years of total electrical experience include dozens of Las Vegas area casino resorts and large commercial projects, as well as Bombard’s largest and most important solar PV projects.
H. Michael AndrieuH. Michael Andrieu wears a number of hats at Bombard Renewable Energy. He is the general foreman and data communication specialist for the residential department, as well as commissioning officer and service technician. He’s also responsible for promotions and marketing and he serves as a trainer for facility personnel. What the Las Vegas, Nevada, native loves most about his job is that he’s helping to save the planet one PV module at a time!
Andrieu is NABCEP certified as an installer and technical sales and a PV instructor at the JATC of Southern Nevada, which is the training center for IBEW Local 357. His role in the industry is to promote safe and effective installation of PV systems and educate the public about the effectiveness of solar energy. Andrieu believes that developing our renewable energy sources now, ahead of the curve, is a no-brainer. Renewable energy equals energy independence on a personal level as well as on a national level. He has spoken at countless events over the past decade at schools, training centers and community events to educate others and promote solar energy. Andrieu is a member of Solar NV, the southern Nevada chapter of the American Energy Society, and has volunteered at many of the solar home tours. Andrieu is an electrician by trade and a musician at heart. If only he could fit a ladder and tools on a bike, he would love to bicycle everywhere!