Walter Mahla, Electrical Engineer
Walt Mahla has two degrees in electrical engineering, a BSEE from Virginia Tech and a MSEE from Purdue University. Since graduation, Walt has worked in networking and communications and has worked for Infinet, CrossComm, US Robotics (acquired by 3Com) and Broadband Access Systems, Inc. Walt was a co-founder of Broadband Access Systems, Inc. (BAS), serving the company as VP of Engineering. BAS developed a best in industry Cable Access Router and Cable Modem Termination System and was sold to ADC in 2001.
Since 2001, Walt has also been involved in real estate development and construction. Walt is a huge believer in renewable energy; he heats his home with geothermal heat pumps, heats hot water with solar, and generates almost 25KW on his roof with solar PV.
Mark Studley, Master Electrician
Director of Field Operations
Mark brings years of experience as an electrician and project manager to Megawatt. He played a leading role as the Electrical Manager in several major industrial facilities around the state to installation lead on residential and commercial solar arrays around the state. Mark, as Field Operations Director of Megawatt, oversaw the installation of the 2.8MW of solar that the company has completed to date. A true renewable energy enthusiast Mark has designed a solar array, a wind turbine and is developing a geothermal application for his own home.
Gail Scanlon, Office Manager / Project Admin
Native Rhode Islander and enthusiastic newcomer to the world of renewable energy, Gail is involved in all aspects of bringing projects to fruition. Drawing on diverse past experience as showroom manager, interior designer, retail sales and teacher, she coordinates with outreach, sales staff, and field teams to ensure projects are on track and on schedule.
Gail is an avid student and intent on providing exceptional customer service by staying abreast of the latest advances in solar PV. She is currently enrolled at Solar Energy International in the Solar Business and Technical Sales Certification program and is preparing to sit for the NABCEP Entry level exam in the near future.