Our Team

Dale W. Davis

President

While a student at the University of Delaware, Dale W. Davis, worked his way through college developing the Maintenance and Construction groups for Rodel Inc., a Newark start-up that manufactured materials to polish silicon wafers for computer chips.
Upon graduation, Dale took leadership of those functions, and supervised the growth of the manufacturing facilities, managing the construction of 16 plants in Newark and around the world and employing 1,700 people.

After the sale of Rodel to Rohm & Haas in 1998, Dale formed CMI Electric, Inc. Shortly thereafter, the company started troubleshooting and repairing failed PV installations in the region. This led to installing systems sold through manufacturers, and eventually to turnkey PV design and installations.

Today, CMI employs licensed electricians, certified PV installers, engineers and even an in-house REC aggregator, to ensure the highest level of customer service, before and after an installation.

A strong believer in the need to train the next generation, Dale makes sure there are always apprentice and co-op positions available at CMI for young technicians eager to learn the trade. At CMI Solar & Electric, the learning never stops, as illustrated by Dale's example of having been one of the first Master Electricians to become a NABCEP Certified PV installer.

Professional Certifications and Civic and Professional Organization Affiliations:

  • Certified Solar PV Installer by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Certified PV Technical Sales by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Delaware Master Electrician T1 License
  • Maryland Statewide Master Electrician
  • Various Pennsylvania township and municipal electrical licenses
  • City of Newark, Delaware Contractors License
  • President of DSEC, the Delaware Solar Energy Coalition
  • Member of American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Member of Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Member of Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA)
  • Member of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Committee of 100
  • Ducks Unlimited Sponsor

 

Andrew Faulkner

Operations Manager

Andrew Faulkner has been with CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. for more than six years and has been working as a licensed electrician for five of his six years.  Andrew came to CMI with experience in corporate banking finance and as an electrical contractor, and had been a private business owner. His past experiences strengthened his customer service skills and sharpened his eye for detail.

Andrew's responsibilities include management of the electrical and solar crews, as well as scheduling, electrical bidding and job design of solar commercial and residential projects.  Andrew is a working field supervisor and ensures all jobs are completed to the highest standards.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Solar PV Installer by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Licensed Electrician
  • OSHA 30-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Certification

 

Braden M. Kreer

Renewable Design Engineer

Braden M. Kreer joined CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. in 2011 with an extensive background in architectural, engineering and construction fields. He has a degree in Architectural Engineering from Delaware Technical and Community College and a degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Delaware.

Braden brings over 20 years of diversified experience, including electrical design, instrument design, architectural design, civil design and surveying, so he understands the importance of the many aspects that go into an ideal solar design. Braden also has experience in project management and estimating, which ensures that all projects are completed on time and within budget. He also has a few years of hands-on field experience, which gives him the practical knowledge to improve design and construct systems to be the most efficient and cost-effective.  Braden is a detail-oriented person with the highest integrity and work ethic, ensuring that projects are designed and completed to the high standards of CMI Solar Electric.

Professional Certifications:

  • Obtained Green Building for Building Professionals certification through NAHB of Delaware
  • Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) certified through DNREC
  • Obtained "Business Management for Building Professionals" certification through NAHB of Delaware
  • NFPA 70E-2009 Arc Flash Electrical Safety Training -Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc./Safety Works, Inc.

Civic Organization Membership:

  • Former Charter School of Wilmington Finance Committee Member
  • Founding Board Member of a potential charter school in the State of Delaware

Key Solar Electrical Team Members:

Robert Sligh has been an employee at CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. since October 2005. He has taken the NABCEP Entry Level certificate training and will be testing for his certificate this year. Bobby is a Journeyman-level electrician and has worked on all types of residential and commercial solar installation projects.

Dan Meyers has been an employee at CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. since September 2005. Dan is a registered Journeyman electrician and has extensive knowledge in all facets of electrical, solar and generator work.  He will be taking the NABCEP Entry Level Photovoltaic Certificate class this year.

John Allen has been an employee at CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. since June 2009. He has been working on residential and commercial installations since he started with the company. He has extensive knowledge of our computer Web monitoring for solar installations.