Leadership

Key Leadership

GREG HEADER
President / Chief Executive Officer

Greg Header is the president of Solar Innovations® where he spends the majority of his time in product development and technical sales while leading the Company in daily operations. Throughout his life, Greg has been an active entrepreneur owning and operating several businesses before the inception of Solar, including the Header Trading Company which he began in 1987 and is still operating today.

He currently holds a Business Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Alvernia College where he graduated in 1997. Immediately after earning his degree, Greg founded Solar Innovations® and became active in the glazing and fenestration industries.

Some of his proudest moments include being quoted in The Wall Street Journal, expanding Solar Innovations® to a three-building corporate campus on 36+ acres, completing a portion of the Tower at PNC project, receiving multiple patents, being named in the 2008 “Top 20 under 40” by Glass Magazine, and receiving countless interviews and developmental achievements over the years. As a father of two, Greg and his wife Stacey enjoy outdoor activities and family time.

STACEY HEADER
Chief Financial Officer

Stacey Header is part-owner and CFO of Solar Innovations.  Along with her husband, Greg Header, and Darren Coder, founded Solar Innovations in 1998.

Graduating Bloomsburg University and obtained her CPA license in 1995.  Working as an auditor in a regional accounting firm for 2 years.  She spent several years internally auditing for Hershey Foods Corporation and First Energy before joining Solar Innovations permanently in 2002.  Heavily working in both the Finance and Human Resource departments within Solar Innovations.  Stacey is a Board of Director for the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association and a member of the AICPA, PICPA, and Society for Human Resources (SHRM).

JUSTIN RUNYAN
Chief Information & Marketing Officer

Justin has been working in the window and door industry since 2006 and has lead various efforts in information technology and marketing throughout his career. Justin works to streamline processes for the business through information technology. His marketing efforts are to create the best material for Solar’s customers to match the quality of products Solar produces. Before joining Solar in 2016 Justin worked at Western Window Systems for over 10 years as the Chief Information Officer and prior was proudly serving in the United States Army.

Justin holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Maryland and most noteworthy holds Masters degree in business administration from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School for Global Management .

ARI FIGUEROA SALIVIA
VP of Engineering and R & D

Ari is the V.P. of Engineering and Research & Development at Solar Innovations Architectural Glazing Systems. Currently he is responsible for all the development of new products and innovations. Brought on to aid Solar Innovation with both the engineering and the development of new products. Providing management, he also, directs, offers technical expertise, and new ideas. Ari has a very versatile experience that includes civil and structural engineering and a vast experience developing new products.

Although Ari officially joined Solar’s team in September of 2016, he has been working with Solar’s team since 2008. Before 2016 Ari was an Engineer Project Manager at the PA Turnpike Commission, and a Consultant for several engineering/architectural firms. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.

DARREN CODER
VP of Installation

Since Darren is the VP of installation, he is heavily involved in the correct installation of our products to our end consumers. Darren started with Solar as a founder and co-owner in 1998. During this time he has continued to fuel Solar’s installation engine and production process over the years. Darren has enhanced over 20 different product lines since the start of his career. His knowledge and experience in the industry make him an incredible problem solver. His positive influence and customer focused attitude have propelled our install business over the years with customer satisfaction at the very cornerstone of our business.

Darren has been involved in the glazing industry for over 30 years working on the installations of extremely complex structures, skylights, windows, and door products.  Darren is also a co-owner and one of the original founders of Solar Innovations, Inc.

JOSH MUSSER
Director of Project Management

Josh Musser has been employed at Solar Innovations since 2010.  Prior to coming to Solar, he was an Outside Sales Representative in the health care industry.  Josh works with the Sales and Estimating team to ensure that our customers’ project needs are met. Throughout his career at Solar Innovations, he has worked in Project Management as well as in the Sales/Estimating department. As a result Josh broaden his industry knowledge.  Through this knowledge, he has been a key resource for his team in training and development.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College.

DEREK MILLER
Director of Drafting & Cutlist

Derek always knew he wanted to be involved in the world of architecture from an early age. Derek previously held positions in the commercial steel industry therefore giving him a strong foundation into the world of building products and solutions. His interest in product knowledge and his problem solving capabilities led him to his current position as the Drafting Manager.

Derek has a bachelors degree from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Derek began his career at Solar Innovations in 2010 as a cutlister and quickly moved up to leading the department in drafting and cutlisting for the entire company.

KRISTIN SELDEN
Director of Process Improvement

Kristin Selden joined the Solar Team in June 2016 and is the Director of Continuous Improvements.  She is responsible for analyzing processes and finding opportunities, for innovative applications and implementations, to exceed our customer’s expectations.  Her goal to eliminate waste and to ensure that every action has a positive effect on the company’s mission. Her passion lies within both internal and external customer service programs and fully understands that success within the internal organization leads to a successful partnership with our clients.

Kristin has worked in Continuous Improvements for over 20 years, in both manufacturing and service industries. She comes to us from Vitra Inc, an International Manufacturing organization where she served as Officer of the company in addition to Vice President of Operations.

FRANK NEUMEISTER
Director of Operations

Frank started at Solar Innovations in 2005 and has been involved in various areas of the business throughout his career. As the director of service and installation Frank provides customers with fast response times to installation and service requests by providing leadership, direction, and a positive attitude to deliver our products with the quality they have come to expect from us. Prior to leading our service and installations efforts, Frank was heavily involved in the operations part of the business providing management to the entire operations staff building our products and leading the way in innovative ways to accomplish our goals.

During his free time, Frank hunts with friends, enjoys the Pennsylvania weather and cooks outdoors. In addition, Frank has become Solar’s premier barbecue and deep-fried turkey specialist over the years and never disappoints his fans at our company events.

MELISSA CRAMER
Director of Human Resources

Melissa overseas all human resource duties for the facility at Solar. Melissa joined Solar in 2010 to help drive motivation and teamwork in the business. Her functions include: recruitment, benefits, training, compliance and safety.  Melissa embodies the culture and core values of Solar in all she does motivating our team members to better themselves for the good of the company.

Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Administration and Psychology with a Human Resources Concentration.  After having previously holding a PHR Certification, most noteworthy, she currently hold her SPHR Certification.

MISSY SMITH
Logistics Manager

Missy joined Solar Innovations Architectural Glazing Systems in 2007 as a Purchasing Associate.  As the Purchasing Manager, she is responsible for ensuring that all components are received on time. She also is aware of the quality of components therefore ensuring that our customers’ expectations are met.  As a result in  2016, Missy assumed the role of Production Manager. She focuses on JIT production, Lean measures, and Solar’s Green efforts through her vision and belief in recycling.

Missy has over 20 years of both manufacturing and service experience.  She earned her degree from Central Penn College, Harrisburg PA.

RICK HAWK
Director of Maintenance & Machining

Rick started at Solar in 2007 and continues the tradition of long term employees at the company. Providing continuous improvements to our machining centers and production lines with his team of experts that understand both manufacturing and the ability to never say “its impossible” to a project or deadline.  Providing guidance in helping increase productivity while providing support for the infrastructure of Solar.  Focusing on reducing cost for the company and is involved in the purchases of major equipment to help speed up processes and production.

Rick has an associates degree from Stevens Trade School in machine tech as a result allows him greater foresight on the right equipment needed for each different area out on the shop floor.

KATE CROOKS
Purchasing Manager

Kate started at Solar in 2016 as a result of expanding our leadership for continuing to grow in the industry. Due to her expertise in purchasing have makes her a valuable asset to the team. While providing excellent vendor relations between our partners Kate finds innovative ways to save the company in lead times and cost. Kate oversees all of the purchasing department and helping to manage the inventory needs of our production line.

Previously, Kate was 4 years at RAE energy (oil and gas industry) as purchasing and logistics coordinator handling global sourcing, procurement, international and domestic logistics activities for offices in US, Norway, UK and Indonesia.  Previous experience of 6 years in powder coatings industry at Akzo Nobel in international logistics, intercompany supply chain and customer service.

MIKE WATKINS
Operations Manager

Mike started in 2016 and was part of our expansive growth initiative. This initiative brought the right talent to continue growing in the industry. Mike leads the operations on our shop floor with his industry knowledge and can-do attitude. Mike helps manage the teams working hard on the products for our customers. He also keeps everyone involved throughout a projects life therefore allowing us to communicate better with our customers. Mike wants to continue to make Solar one of the best at what we do, and continue to increase production capacity as Solar grows.  Mike has the customer at the forefront of every action and works to benefit us all in the process.

Prior to Solar Mike had 33 years in manufacturing with 24 years of his experience in manufacturing management. As a result the experience diversified his back ground in products including 9 years in doors and windows.

KEITH ERDMAN
Fenestration Product Manager

Starting in the industry in 1991, working in our drafting department, Keith currently oversees various projects and designs at Solar. Keith helps work on products and systems that require special knowledge to achieve the greatest results to our customers. Keith’s experience is critical to continue success of our folding/sliding/stacking glass wall systems. Keith has established experience from the wide range of jobs and projects he could be a part of. He continues to strengthen Solar’s knowledgebase of systems the competition will not handle.

In conclusion, Keith posses a bachelors degree in mathematics and has been working on R and D product projects since 2003. His continued growth and knowledge have become a true asset of Solar.

ANGELA HEIM
Accounting Manager

Angela has been with Solar since September 2014.   She has worked in accounting for over 15 years in various industries including manufacturing and service. Angela finds solutions that are mutually beneficial to Solar and its customers through risk assessment, financial analysis and negotiations. She is passionate about team synergy and promotes communication and business planning to builds strong relationship with Solar’s customers, vendor and business partners.

Furthermore, Angela is working towards earning a Master’s degree in business administration from Alvernia University.

MEGHAN HOKE
Engineering Supervisor

Joining the Solar Team in 2010 after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Design and Construction Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University Meghan is currently the Engineering Supervisor at Solar Innovations. Throughout Meghan’s time at Solar, she has been a part of ensuring customers visions are recreated in structurally sound designs in locations around the world.

Most of all, Meghan is heavily involved with all forms of testing, including but not limited to Structural, Thermal, and Acoustical. By organizing and finalizing these tests and their results, Meghan aids in helping Solar Innovations move to the next level of product offerings, their quality, and capabilities. With Meghan’s knowledge and experience, she has been a reliable source to multiple departments for training, development, and quick response time.

DAVE RUNKEL
Business Analyst

Dave joined Solar in December 2014.  He has been working in Accounting for over 20 years.  Because of his knowledge of technology and business, Dave provides reports and applications that help guide to the best solutions.  Assisting the Accounting department in providing Senior Management with Financial reporting that drives the business.  In addition, Dave works hard to provide the management teams with the best data to help them make the most informed decisions during their strategic sessions.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Accounting from Millersville University.

APRIL MITCHELL
Executive Coordinator

April joined the Solar Innovations family in October of 2014 as the Executive Coordinator. Giving her the opportunity to work equally with both the Office and Shop Teams as well as working closely with our President on many projects. He responsibilities include planning all internal and external Team Events and Celebrations and co-chairing the Solar Cares Campaigns.

Hence April’s goal at Solar is to help create a united Solar family that works together to deliver our customers the best experience when doing business with us. Currently she obtains a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College.