The Team

  • Mark Cavanagh
    Mark Cavanagh Owner, 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 Cavanagh Employee 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 Scott Ops. Manager, Electrician

    CEC Installer 20075Ryan started at MC in 2015 and has an extensive background in domestic and commercial electrical work.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of MC Electrical, from coordinating the teams to streamlining the business procedures and processes. He’s passionate about the industry and enjoys designing and managing our larger projects.

  • Shane Williams
    Shane Williams Electrician / service manager

    CEC Installer 20075Shane completed his electrical apprenticeship with us in 2019. After several months on the road doing service work, we asked Shane to do a hybrid role of service manager (in the office) and backup service Sparkie (on the road). We find having a skilled and practising sparkie on the other end of the phone has brought our customer service to another level.

  • Alex Cusack
    Alex Cusack Electrician, Solar Installer

    CEC Installer 20075Alex has been around since day one when it was Mark as the Electrician and Alex as the apprentice. Nearly 10 years on, 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).

  • Rodney Elkins
    Rodney Elkins Electrician, Solar Installer

    CEC Installer 20075Rodney’s our youngest tradesman who originally began his apprenticeship at MC Electrical.  Upon completion he moved on to explore the commercial side of the industry. He’s since come back, and we’ve found the experience and knowledge he gained highly beneficial to our own more complex installations.

  • Michael Forrester
    Michael Forrester Electrician, 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.

  • Matt Reilly
    Matt Reilly Electrician, 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. Matt is now our Service Technician and Battery Specialist.

  • David Buchanan
    David Buchanan Electrician, Solar Installer

    CEC Installer 20075David started with us back in 2009 as a laborer before we took him on as an apprentice. After completing his 4 year apprenticeship, he stayed on as a tradesman. He now leads one of our 6 teams. He’s a bloke of integrity and has a keen eye for quality. We’re proud to have David on our team.

  • Josh Stephan
    Josh Stephan ELECTRICIAN, SOLAR INSTALLER

    CEC Installer 20075Josh started out labouring for us in 2014. We soon worked out he was a keeper so we took him on as a mature age apprentice. He completed his apprenticeship in 2018 and we’re glad he chose to stay on with us as a tradesman.

  • Mitch Smith
    Mitch Smith Electrician, 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.

  • Ben Neville
    Ben Neville Sales Manager

    Ben is our Sales Manager. With a degree in Marine Biology, his approach to sales management is technical rather than salesy. Ben also spends a lot of time researching panel technology and other related topics. He blogs about his findings in “Mark’s blog”.

  • Israel Vogel
    Israel Vogel Solar Consultant / Electrician, Solar Installer

    Israel is an Electrical Contractor with years of experience in Solar. He wanted to get off the tools but stay in the industry, so began teaching the CEC Accreditation and renewable energy course at TAFE. As a part-time Solar Consultant for MC, you can be can be sure he knows his stuff.

  • Nicole Tapper
    Nicole Tapper Solar Consultant

    Nicole is our Solar Consultant extraordinaire. She has developed a reputation in the industry over the last 9 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 Mark Solar 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?

  • Trent Gosling
    Trent Gosling Solar Consultant

    Trent first worked for us in 2009 installing panels. He moved on and worked for other solar companies in both installations and solar sales for several years, before finally coming back to work as a consultant for MC Electrical in 2017. Trent’s experience in different areas (especially battery storage and off-grid) is proving invaluable.

  • Jaime Smith
    Jaime Smith Solar Consultant

    An advocate for the environment, it wasn’t until Jaime read “The last hours of Ancient Sunlight” back in 2006 that she became passionate about renewable energy. She then completed a Certificate IV in Renewable Energy and worked in the solar hot-water industry, before commencing her career as a solar power consultant a few years later. Jaime recently moved back to Brisbane after being in SA for 10 years. We are certainly happy to have Jaime on board with her down-to-earth attitude and technical knowledge.

  • Michele Mosterd
    Michele Mosterd Solar Consultant

    Michele has over 10 years’ experience in a technical sales role. Personable and easy to talk to, Michele will be able to clearly explain solar and design. As a mate of Nicole’s, we are very happy that Michele approached us for a job after years of talking solar and hearing about MC’s awesome reputation!

  • Ben Krahe
    Ben Krahe Education development

    Ben was the principal of a school in northern NSW before joining MC Electrical. His side gig has been training teachers in Vanuatu for the last 10 years. He’s now helping us set up a business to install off-grid systems in schools throughout Vanuatu.  Ben’s also overseeing our apprentices progression through their apprenticeship and working with Mark developing online solar training.

  • Clodie West
    Clodie West Accounts Manager

    Clodie is our dynamic Accounts Manager, whose attention to detail is impeccable. Clodie has worked in the solar and electrical industry for 8 years and brings a wealth of knowledge behind the scenes. She is well liked within the team and brightens each day with her positive can-do attitude.

  • Elliot Moss
    Elliot Moss

    Elliot was highly recommended by one of our Electricians, who had worked with him previously. Not only were we impressed that Elliot is a qualified helicopter pilot, but also with his efforts installing solar. He is super-efficient and does a great job.

  • Mark Bunting
    Mark Bunting Sales Administrator/Estimator

    Mark Bunting is our sales coordinator. He’ll likely be the first person you’ll talk to if you want to book in an appointment with a consultant. He has a degree in graphic design and has picked up basic solar design with ease. Don’t confuse him with Mark Cavanagh. Mark is much better looking.

  • Rhea Morgan
    Rhea Morgan Sales Administrator

    As the daughter of a solar enthusiast in Northern NSW, Rhea has worked in the Solar industry longer than she remembers. She helps out Mark Bunting scheduling consultants but can handle anything we throw at her – except a solar panel.

  • Cristy Hill
    Cristy Hill After sales service

    Cristy has worked in the solar industry since 2013 and has worked on and off with us since 2016. She has worked with us in multiple roles but is now focussed on making sure our customer are happy after the install is done and dusted.

  • Kaitlin Shaw
    Kaitlin Shaw After-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.

     

  • Luke Frey
    Luke Frey Storeman

    Luke joined our team in Feb. 2018.  He has a comprehensive background in warehousing & logistics. Luke is directly responsible for all product coming in, going out, and maintaining good order in and around our warehouse
    & office facilities.  He is doing a great job and has exceeded our expectations.

  • Dane May
    Dane May Apprentice 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 Telfer Apprentice Electrician

    Shane is one of our most experienced apprentices. There’s no one better when it comes to figuring out how to tackle the more challenging and complex jobs. He’s a valuable part of the MC team and we’re excited about the tradesman that he will soon be.

  • Alan Ford
    Alan Ford Apprentice Electrician

    Alan joined us in August 2016 on the recommendation from Dane. He began working as a labourer, but we soon realised this bloke is future tradesman material, so we offered him an adult electrical apprenticeship.

  • Ollie Dziwisz
    Ollie Dziwisz Apprentice Electrician

    Ollie started with us as a labourer in 2018. We were so impressed with Ollie’s attitude that we’ve offered him an adult apprenticeship. 

  • Brady Stolz
    Brady Stolz Apprentice Electrician

    Brady started out pursuing a career in Aircraft Engineering before realizing his calling as an Electrician. He is passionate about renewable energy and offering him an apprenticeship was an easy decision to make. Brady is the type of bloke who gets the job done.

  • Jason Hadland
    Jason Hadland Apprentice Electrician

    Jason joined our team as a labourer in early 2018. He’s since proved himself to be a hard worker with an eye for detail and so we offered him an adult apprenticeship.

  • Josh Rudolph
    Josh Rudolph Apprentice Electrician

    Josh joined the team in early 2018 as a labourer. We found him to be an extremely hard worker and as such, we offered him an adult apprenticeship.

  • Finn Hestehauge
    Finn Hestehauge Apprentice Electrician

    Finn is keen to get ahead within the solar industry and approached us directly for a job. He has plenty of experience working in customer service plus experience working on construction sites. In his spare time he builds mountains bikes from scratch.  Welcome to the team, Finn.

  • Trent Merkus
    Trent Merkus Labourer

    Trent joined the team earlier this year as a labourer and has quickly become a valued member of the team.

  • Brandon O’Regan
    Brandon O’Regan Labourer
  • Lawrence Cusack
    Lawrence Cusack Labourer
  • Ethan Carmody
    Ethan Carmody Labourer

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