The Team

  • Mark Cavanagh
    Mark CavanaghOwner, Manager, Electrician

    CEC Installer 20075Mark is the Owner and Manager of MC Solar & Electrical. He’s an Electrician, accredited solar installer/designer and an electrical contractor. Read his story. Mark is not only passionate about solar but about doing business right. It’s a simple ethic: look after your staff, and encourage them to look after your customers. It seems to work.

    • Wendy Cavanagh
      Wendy CavanaghEmployee Relations

      Where Mark makes the decisions on who to hire, Wendy makes it official by setting up staff contracts, payroll and time-sheets. Wendy is always behind the scenes ensuring the paperwork is up to date and accounts are in order. We’re all thankful to Wendy for being the one who pays us each week.

      • Ryan Scott
        Ryan ScottOps. Manager, Electrician

        CEC Installer 20075Ryan, our Electrical supervisor, organises our solar teams and works on the more complex solar designs. As a sparkie, solar designer and installer, he has a heap of knowledge. His experience in solar maintenance makes him the obvious go-to guy when the other sparkies need tech support.

        • Alex Cusack
          Alex CusackElectrician, Solar Installer

          CEC Installer 20075Alex has been around since day 1 when it was Mark as the Electrician and Alex as the apprentice. Seven years later, Alex the Electrician knows solar inside out. He’s also a really nice guy (which has kind of turned into a prerequisite for working here).

          • Michael Forrester
            Michael ForresterElectrician, Solar Installer

            CEC Installer 20075Michael is one of Queensland’s best blokes. That’s what his wife said when he won Mr. Ipswich in 2009! Seriously, he’s a top bloke and one of the best sparkies you’ll find. He first started working for us in 2011 – he had a break ( most likely modelling?) – but we’re better now ’cause he’s back.

            • Steve Ham
              Steve HamElectrician, Solar Installer

              CEC Installer 20075Steve met Mark on an online forum one Friday night while they were both nerding it up with solar talk. A short time later, Mark offered Steve a job running one of our installation teams. Steve is obviously knowledgeable and passionate about solar, and his work is meticulous. He fits here like a glove.

              • Matt Reilly
                Matt ReillyElectrician, Solar Installer

                Matt met Mark several years ago, but at the time Matt was doing his apprenticeship with CV Services Group. In 2016 Matt called us up looking for a job. We didn’t have a position, but when you find a tradesman like Matt, you create a job for him. While working for us, he earned his solar install and design accreditation. After several months of training, Matt started leading our fourth team. His work is quality.

                • Stiofain (Stephen) Cullain
                  Stiofain (Stephen) CullainElectrician, Solar Installer

                  CEC Installer 20075We heard about Stephen (Stiofain is gaelic for Stephen) from Ryan, our Ops Manager. As former colleagues, Ryan knew the standard at which his work was done and after a couple of years sub-contracting and installing for AGL’s Solar division, we managed to lure him across. His quality workmanship and wealth of electrical knowledge has made him a great addition to our team.

                  • Mitch Smith
                    Mitch SmithElectrician, Procurement

                    Mitch is an electrician and accredited solar installer. He has been in the solar industry for years. He’s now in the office working with procurement and keeping the gears well oiled for the blokes as they load up and head out to their jobs each morning.

                    • Joel Greenbury
                      Joel GreenburyCommercial, Battery and Installation Support

                      Joel comes with an impressive resume of experience – as a Qualified Electrical Fitter Mechanic and Solar Installer, he was most recently working as an Electrical Trainer and Assessor and had been training Dane and David through their electrical apprenticeship. He has joined our team to provide expert knowledge and assistance with commercial, battery and installation support, as well as lend a hand to Ryan both in-house and on-site.

                      • Nicole Tapper
                        Nicole TapperSolar Consultant

                        Nicole is our Solar Consultant extraordinaire. She has developed a reputation in the industry over the last 7 years as a knowledgeable, straight-talking consultant. In 2015, Nicole agreed that MC Electrical suited her way of doing things better. Nicole is so much happier now, selling the right product at the right price.

                        • Yorick Mark
                          Yorick MarkSolar Consultant

                          Yorick used to work alongside Mark and Ryan to help in service and after sales support. As a veteran in the solar industry we have figured early on that Yorick is a keeper. In 2015 he asked to step out of the office so he could work directly with our customers. If there is something Yorick does not know, he will ask and learn. No BS. How could I refuse?

                          • Adrian Decarli
                            Adrian DecarliSolar Consultant

                            Adrian has been in Solar for nearly 10 years. Having previously worked as a sales manager with a competitor, Adrian reached out to Mark, keen to join our all-star sales team. His knowledge and experience has fallen into place nicely with our team.

                            • Peter Saunders
                              Peter SaundersSolar Consultant

                              Peter has been in the solar industry for nearly 5 years, having previously worked with Adrian at Infinity Solar managing commercial contracts for small business. Peter is passionate about renewables and prides himself on providing excellent customer service having previously worked in hospitality and retail.

                              • Israel Vogel
                                Israel VogelSolar Consultant

                                Israel was our go-to CEC Accredited Installer to refer new customers for service jobs…until the day he approached us and asked to work with us, how could we refuse!? Alongside teaching our apprentices the renewable energies unit at TAFE , he is also working with us as a solar consultant – so you can be sure he knows his stuff.

                                • Clodie West
                                  Clodie WestAccounts

                                  Clodie is our Accounts Manager, so she deals with all accounts receivable and payable and general administration. Clodie has worked in the solar and electrical industry for 8 years and brings a wealth of knowledge behind the scenes.

                                  • Kellee Neville
                                    Kellee NevilleMarketing

                                    Kellee joined the team in November 2016 and brought her digital marketing skills all the way from Port Macquarie to settle here in Brisbane. Kellee helps cross the t’s and dot’s the i’s with any communication tasks, website updates or our social media. On the side she has developed her own app so her technical support skills are a handy addition to the office.

                                    • Frances McDowell
                                      Frances McDowellCustomer Service and Sales Team Coordinator

                                      Frances has worked in New Zealand and London in the procurement industry before relocating and settling in Australia. After a lengthy search to find the right person, it was perfect timing when she saw our Facebook post and enquired directly, and was just the person we were looking for! Settling in well into the MC team, Frances has quickly stepped into the customer service role with ease.

                                      • Kaitlin Shaw
                                        Kaitlin ShawAfter-Sales Administration

                                        Kaitlin has worked in the solar industry since 2009. That makes her a solar veteran. Kaitlin recently became a new mother, but we didn’t want to lose her, so asked her if she would work for us from home. She works with post install customer service, arranging Energex to change over your meter to a solar meter, setting up your online monitoring platform, and managing all the STC “rebate” submissions.


                                        • Ben Neville
                                          Ben NevilleTechnical and Remote Sales Support

                                          Previously a retail manager, Ben has excellent experience talking with customers to determine what you want or need without the sales spin. With a degree in Marine Biology, Ben is passionate about environmental issues and solar fits in well with his values. His technical science background enabled him to easily grasp the technical side of solar, and he quickly proved himself useful in diagnosing problems and assisting with remote sales quotes. Ben now assists Ryan in assisting customers with technical questions and service issues.

                                          • David Buchanan
                                            David BuchananApprentice Electrician

                                            David is our mature age Third- year apprentice. He started as a labourer for MC way back in 2009. Three years ago, the lads all agreed we need to bring David back as an apprentice. Happily David obliged.


                                            • Dane May
                                              Dane MayApprentice Electrician

                                              Dane called MC Electrical in 2013 looking for an Adult apprenticeship. We invited him to prove his smarts by working in the office where he learned solar design. He’s since become a valued member of our team, helping out in the service department as well as resolving any IT related issues that we encounter with our systems. He will be a great tradie one day.

                                              • Shane Telfer
                                                Shane TelferApprentice Electrician

                                                Shane applied to work with us when Infinity Solar, the company he was working with, closed down. His background with Infinity gave him a head start, so after getting him up to speed with our standards, we signed him back up as a mature age electrical apprentice.

                                                • Josh Stephan
                                                  Josh StephanApprentice Electrician

                                                  Josh came highly recommended from our chief sparky, Alex. He took to the job like a possum on a roof, so we signed him up as a mature age apprentice. He is now three years into his Electrical apprenticeship. This bloke is tradesman material.

                                                  • Alan Ford
                                                    Alan FordLabourer

                                                    Alan joined us in August 2016 on recommendation from Dane, and is now our handy-dandy warehouse assistant and labourer. Alan comes from warehouse store-man experience and is always keen to lend a hand.

                                                    • Shane Williams
                                                      Shane WilliamsLabourer

                                                      Shane is our ‘freshie’ – the newest member of our team. He has worked with solar for the last 2.5 years. We’re looking at signing him up as an apprentice soon.

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