Board of Directors



Richard "Rick" ReedPresident


Rick Reed joined The Solaray Corporation (TSC) in Honolulu, HI. in 1982 after working for both the federal Department of Energy’s Western Solar Utilization Network (WSUN) and the state of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). Appointed TSC president in 1987, Mr. Reed has direct responsibility for Solaray’s three operating companies which include SunEarth Inc., Inter-Island Solar Supply, and Pacific Liquid and Air Systems. 

Mr. Reed holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Claremont McKenna College and the University of Hawaii, respectively. He was an East-West Center grantee from 1977 to 1979. Rick Reed has served on the boards of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA), and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC). He is a founding member of the Hawaiian Renewable Energy Alliance (HREA) and Echo First, a startup company that was recently acquired by Sun Edison.  


Jon YoshimuraVice President


Jon Yoshimura is a director of policy and electricity markets, and regulatory counsel for SolarCity, a leading full-service solar provider for homeowners, businesses, and government. In addition to a robust residential and commercial portfolio, SolarCity built one of Hawaii’s biggest solar projects, a 14MW ground mount for Kauai Island Utility Coop (KIUC), which provides about six percent of the Garden Isle’s electricity needs. A former broadcast journalist and Honolulu city councilman, Jon also served as communications director for U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka in Washington, D.C.



Rolf ChristTreasurer

Rolf Christ is the President and CEO of R&R Solar Supply, the only manufacturer of flat plate solar collectors in Hawaii. Starting out as an installer in 1981 and later founding R&R Solar Supply in 1988, Rolf continues to be an outspoken voice of the solar industry. Currently acting as Treasurer, Rolf has served on the HSEA board for more than 17 years consecutively. Active in the industry on a national level, Rolf also serves on the Board of Directors for the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), known for the certification of solar hot water collectors and systems to be eligible for the federal tax credit. His “from the ground - up” industry experience and involvement both nationally and locally give him a unique perspective into the needs of the association and its contractor members.

 

 


Colin Yost  

 

Colin Yost is the Chief Operating Officer of RevoluSun, a Hawaii based residential solar and Smart Home contractor. 

Prior to joining RevoluSun in 2010, Colin was a partner in the law firm of Cruise & Yost, where he represented clients in the areas of energy and environmental law, civil litigation, business law, consumer law, civil rights, Native Hawaiian rights, real estate matters and administrative proceedings before the Hawaii Public Utility Commission and other administrative agencies. Colin also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Financial Fraud Section from 1998-2003. 

Colin graduated with a degree in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1998.




Robert Harris

 Robert Harris is Director, Public Policy for Sunrun. 
 
Robert focuses on regulatory and legislative initiatives in Hawaii and other states. He previously served as the Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaii, where he successfully advocated for the passage of Hawaii's Renewable Portfolio and Energy Efficiency standards. Prior to the Sierra Club, Robert worked as an attorney at a full-service law firm in Honolulu for six years and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Robert also clerked at the Hawaii Supreme Court under Justice Simeon Acoba, Jr. 

Robert holds a B.A. from University of Hawaii at Manoa and a J.D. from William S. Richardson School of Law.

Roy Skaggs

Roy is a Project Developer for Alternate Energy Hawaii. 

Roy has 6 years in the industry as a Project Developer and is heavily involved on the legislative and policy side of renewable energy. He believes that helping his customers not only includes in-depth product and process knowledge key to project development but also doing whatever he can to help customers, the industry, and the environment. Roy bridges the gap between policy formation and implementation in the field. 

Roy has a BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA.