About Our Company
SunReports, Inc. was founded in January 2008 by HP Baumeister. Early development was centered around providing a place where users are able to store and manage their manually collected energy data, a service that remains in effect today. By developing tools for users to record both their solar PV data as well as their household energy data, SunReports has created a valuable location for the management, analysis, and comparison of energy data across multiple user sets.
Recent innovations include the development of the Apollo Series of energy monitoring devices, able to gather information from both Solar PV and Solar Hot Water systems, with an emphasis on 'zero configuration required' hardware at the user location, as well as a auto-configuration way of communicating with solar PV inverters.
SunReports is privately held. If you are interested in finding out more about SunReports or have an interest in making an investment in the Company, please contact Thomas Dinkel, CEO, at email@example.com.
About Our Team
Chairman of the Board
Alex Winch is the Chairman of the Board for SunReports, Inc., and currently manages a portfolio of real estate, public and private investments throughout North America from his home in Toronto. Alex is the former CEO and founder of Mondial Energy, North America's first Solar Hot Water PPA provider, retired 2009. Before founding Mondial, Alex was, and remains, sole proprietor of a business in Toronto branded around the use of renewable energy: The Beach Solar Laundromat. Prior, Alex was Chairman of the Board, head of the audit committee, head of the compensation committee and director of investor relations for a publicly-traded gaming company based in San Diego with operations throughout Central America, Thunderbird Resorts. Prior, Alex owned and managed two hedge funds, one from his office in Toronto, and one from an office in New York City. Highest performing hedge fund manager in North America, in his investment category, 1991 and 1992.
Founder, Board Member
Hans-Peter ("HP") Baumeister
HP Baumeister founded SunReports after becoming frustrated by his own solar PV system’s performance issues. An engineer by training, he began to record and analyze the readings from his inverter and realized that “something” was amiss. It was only through his data, persistence and numerous calls to his installer that they discovered that his system had been wired incorrectly, and as a result was performing at only about 2/3rds of its capacity. He would have never recovered his investment if the problem had not been corrected.
HP is a senior international business executive with in-depth business experience in general management, strategy, business development, marketing, sales as well as technical/R&D functions, in major corporations such as Eastman Kodak, Royal Philips Electronics, Tellabs, and now Fraunhofer, as well as in startups. He has spearheaded new business creation by identifying, initiating, developing and managing new businesses (i.e. in streaming media, IPTV, video conferencing, mobile content portal, electronic identification systems, solar system monitoring). HP has generated over twenty patents.
HP is passionate about renewable energy and energy efficiency, areas that are experiencing rapid market acceptance, growth and thus represent major business opportunities.
Mr. Dinkel (Tom) has over 20 years in the Renewable Energy and CleanTech marketplace. Beginning with leadership roles at both Honeywell and Johnson Controls in the energy conservation arena, Tom has been active on both the Utility- and the Customer-side of the energy meter throughout his career. He joined Whisper Communications as employee #7 in the mid-90s and helped define the AMI, SmartGrid and SmartMetering markets, securing projects with Portland General Electric and BC Gas.
More recently, he worked with the innovative solar monitoring company FatSpaniel as an early member of their Advisory Board and later as their first VP of Sales and Marketing, he established FatSpaniel as one of the leaders in the emerging solar monitoring marketplace. With experience in the retail energy, Demand Response, and energy conservation markets, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to SunReports.
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Evans has over 30 years of executive and financial management experience with both public and private companies in a broad range of industries including software, hardware, internet and public accounting (Price Waterhouse). Dennis is the former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATZ) where he guided them through the completion of a successful Initial Public Offering. Prior to joining SunReports, Dennis held senior financial executive positions with other high tech companies including Whisper Communications, Data Transit, Sherpa, and Space Applications.
VP of Sales
Mike Roy first worked with Tom and Dennis at Whisper Communications and is an experienced international executive with outstanding business, revenue and profitability achievements in senior executive roles at both Fortune 500 and early stage companies. Mike is a strategic and tactical leader with proven achievements through-out his career in building nationwide distribution channels in the electrical industry, developing and managing world class sales and marketing teams in high tech markets, and delivering results in many roles within the utility, IT and telecommunication industries. Mike has had a distinguished career of achievements at Digital Equipment / Compaq and Federal Signal Corporation in sales and marketing. Prior to joining SunReports, Mike has held executive positions with other high tech, early stage companies including Homeland Integrated Security Systems (SVP Sales & Marketing), Whisper Communication (VP Business Development) and Moai Technologies (VP Sales and Marketing).
VP of Engineering, Architecture
Christian (Chris) has over 10 years experience in software design, architecture and hands-on engineering in companies ranging from an unknown 11 employee startup in Germany, all the way to Netscape Corp. His passion is designing and creating cutting edge web applications using open source technologies. As a consultant at MGM Technology Partners in Munich, he laid the groundwork for half a dozen web applications, ranging from photo-sites to the tax system. He led architecture, design and development of ELSTER Online, the web application for accessing Germany's tax system. Back in Silicon Valley, Christian led the internationalization project of Cataphora Inc.'s web application and rebuilt the shipping application of Rearden Commerce Inc. from the ground up.
He is responsible for SunReports' technology stack, product and application implementation, and hosting. Christian graduated from University of Karlsruhe, Germany. During this time he studied abroad in Michigan for over a year and spent an internship in Silicon Valley. He is fluent in English and native in German.