Leadership

Justin Holland

Chief Executive Officer

Justin Holland is a Senior Operations Executive with expertise in Integrated Business planning and Supply Chain management covering multi-site operations, global supply chain integration and P&L management. Mr. Holland brings +20 years of demonstrated excellence in strategic planning, demand planning and class A manufacturing from the high tech/electronics, food, and pharmaceutical industries including Pepsi Canada, General Mills, Apotex, and Christie Digital.

Brent Harris, P.Eng

Founder and Executive VP

Brent Harris founded Eguana after realizing the 20th century approach to power generation and distribution had reached its limit and the future of our power system would be delivered in small distributed packages. An inventor of the Company's core technologies, Mr. Harris first led the commercialization of the Company’s products and then its early sales.  He is currently responsible for Eguana's customer service, product marketing, and training programs, sets product strategy and promotes Eguana's brand worldwide.  Brent graduated from Queens University in Ontario in Applied Science with a focus on power and control systems and began his career as an instrumentation engineer on international midstream oil and gas projects.

Sonja Kuehnle, CA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Sonja Kuehnle is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant, with over 10 years’ experience in the energy, forestry, and accounting industries. In addition to working in the Calgary offices of the international accounting firm KPMG LLP, Ms. Kuehnle has served in several multi-sector finance and accounting positions within Western Canada. Ms. Kuehnle has broad based experience in external reporting and compliance and corporate governance.

Daljit Ghotra, MSc., P.Eng

Chief Technology Officer

Daljit Ghotra leads Eguana’s engineering team and is accountable for Eguana's development program, product designs, and technology strategy. Drawing on nearly 20 years of power system development experience spanning various applications including cellular base stations to PV inverters to energy storage systems Mr. Ghotra applies his strong understanding of power control design topologies, system applications and end user requirements to deliver industry leading distributed energy storage solutions.  He holds an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

Marcus Brunner, Dipl. Ing.

Chief Sales Officer 

Marcus Brunner joined Eguana Technologies from Mercedes Benz Energy in 2018.  Mr. Brunner has an extensive history of technology sales and marketing execution at companies including General Electric, Zumtobel and Avnet Technologies. Mr. Brunner was CSO at Mercedes-Benz Energy where he led the introduction of the MBE Home Battery to global markets.   Mr. Brunner has an engineering degree in semiconductor electronics and is responsible for global sales at Eguana.

Spyros Gorgogiannis, B.Eng., M.Res., Ph.D.

Director, Operations

Dr. Gorgogiannis is responsible for Eguana's global operations and supply chain management.  With a diversified background as a successful entrepreneur in the renewable energy sector and experience in quality assurance and audit processes, Dr. Gorgogiannis ensures the flexibility and foresight of Eguana's production planning. He holds three degrees in engineering and is a chartered engineer in the UK.

Martin Duerr, B.Sc., M.A.

Director, Business Development

Martin Duerr has led a range of business development efforts at Eguana, navigating new market volatility and new product challenges to deliver results.  Mr. Duerr is responsible for new business development, demand planning, and integrated business planning.   Prior to joining Eguana, he gained experience at various international companies, including KPMG, Mueller and Hipp. Mr. Duerr holds Master's degrees in Economics and Business Administration from WSU Detroit and the University of Augsburg.

Sales and Support

Livio Filice

Director of Sales, North America

Livio Filice has successfully developed and executed scalable business and sales strategies in the clean tech and renewable energy industries in the US and Canada over the past 12 years, including the North American launch of the Sonnen and Mercedes Benz Energy residential energy storage product lines.  Mr. Filice is responsible for Eguana's sales strategy and execution in the North American market.

Jay Zarghami

US Training and Support Manager

Jay Zarghami brings broad experience in electronic communication and control systems to his role in ensuring success for our our US customer base.  Mr. Zarghami's career has spanned technical roles in both startups and large organizations in the communications and solar industries.  He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Andrew Nicholls

Training and Support Manager, Australia

Andrew Nicholls combines his background as an instructor of solar PV at TAFESA with decades of technical and operational management experience in the solar and electronics industries to bring bring a pragmatic and informed perspective to his role in ensuring the success of our Australia and New Zealand customer base.  Mr. Nicholls has diplomas in electrical engineering, IT, and renewable energy and maintains accreditation for his training credentials and technical expertise.

Dr. Andreas Rückemann

Director of Sales, Europe

Andreas Rückemann joined Eguana Technologies from Mercedes Benz Energy in 2018 and is responsible for European sales.  Dr. Rückemann has 25 years of international experience with a focus on sales and establishing long-term partnerships in large corporates as well as SMEs, including companies such as Evonik Industries, Heliatek and Mercedes Benz Energy.

Uwe Dicks 

Technical Support and Service Manager, Europe

Uwe Dicks is an experienced technical manager with 18 years experience in solar PV in Germany and other European countries.  His responsibilities have included technical support, training, and field engineering for project developers, wholesalers, module manufacturers, and PV inverter manufacturers.  Mr. Dicks is able to apply this holistic understanding of the solar business to his role in ensuring the success of our European customers.

Georgia Mayson, BA.

Customer Solutions Lead, Inside Sales 

Georgia Mayson provides the connection between Eguana's Calgary headquarters and its growing global customer base.  Drawing on nearly 12 years of project management experience in startup and large organizations, Ms. Mayson is responsible for order fulfillment and ensures that Eguana's customers are able to access the resources they need to be successful.  She holds a degree in Psychology from University of Toronto.

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