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Our Team | CMI

Our Team

Dale W. Davis


While a student at the University of Delaware, Dale W. Davis, worked his way through college developing the Maintenance and Construction groups for Rodel Inc., a Newark start-up that manufactured materials to polish silicon wafers for computer chips.
Upon graduation, Dale took leadership of those functions, and supervised the growth of the manufacturing facilities, managing the construction of 16 plants in Newark and around the world and employing 1,700 people.

After the sale of Rodel to Rohm & Haas in 1998, Dale formed CMI Electric, Inc. Shortly thereafter, the company started troubleshooting and repairing failed PV installations in the region. This led to installing systems sold through manufacturers, and eventually to turnkey PV design and installations.

Today, CMI employs licensed electricians, certified PV installers, engineers and even an in-house REC aggregator, to ensure the highest level of customer service, before and after an installation.

A strong believer in the need to train the next generation, Dale makes sure there are always apprentice and co-op positions available at CMI for young technicians eager to learn the trade. At CMI Solar & Electric, the learning never stops, as illustrated by Dale’s example of having been one of the first Master Electricians to become a NABCEP Certified PV installer.

Professional Certifications and Civic and Professional Organization Affiliations:

  • Certified Solar PV Installer by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Certified PV Technical Sales by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Delaware Master Electrician T1 License
  • Maryland Statewide Master Electrician
  • Various Pennsylvania township and municipal electrical licenses
  • City of Newark, Delaware Contractors License
  • President of DSEC, the Delaware Solar Energy Coalition
  • Member of American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Member of Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Member of Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA)
  • Member of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Committee of 100
  • Ducks Unlimited Sponsor

Linda Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Linda came to CMI in 2001 with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Before CMI, Linda gained experience with a career in banking, as well as managing the finances for multiple small businesses.

Andrew Faulkner

Operations Manager

Andrew Faulkner has been with CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. for more than six years and has been working as a licensed electrician for five of his six years.  Andrew came to CMI with experience in corporate banking finance and as an electrical contractor and had been a private business owner. His past experiences strengthened his customer service skills and sharpened his eye for detail.

Andrew’s responsibilities include management of the electrical and solar crews, as well as scheduling, electrical bidding and job design of solar commercial and residential projects.  Andrew is a working field supervisor and ensures all jobs are completed to the highest standards.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Solar PV Installer by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • Licensed Electrician
  • OSHA 30-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Certification

Braden M. Kreer

Renewable Design Engineer

Braden M. Kreer joined CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. in 2011 with an extensive background in architectural, engineering and construction fields. He has a degree in Architectural Engineering from Delaware Technical and Community College and a degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Delaware.

Braden brings over 20 years of diversified experience, including electrical design, instrument design, architectural design, civil design and surveying, so he understands the importance of the many aspects that go into an ideal solar design. Braden also has experience in project management and estimating, which ensures that all projects are completed on time and within budget. He also has a few years of hands-on field experience, which gives him the practical knowledge to improve design and construct systems to be the most efficient and cost-effective.  Braden is a detail-oriented person with the highest integrity and work ethic, ensuring that projects are designed and completed to the high standards of CMI Solar Electric.

Professional Certifications:

  • Obtained Green Building for Building Professionals certification through NAHB of Delaware
  • Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) certified through DNREC
  • Obtained “Business Management for Building Professionals” certification through NAHB of Delaware
  • NFPA 70E-2009 Arc Flash Electrical Safety Training -Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc./Safety Works, Inc.

Lauren Donovan

Renewable Permitting and Design Manager

Lauren has been an employee at CMI since 2008. In 2007 Lauren graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree. Lauren is in charge of CMI’s residential and small commercial solar jobs. She takes care of all the paperwork necessary for this jobs including; interconnections, rebates, and certifications. Lauren also engineers each solar system to the specific customer’s needs.

Stacey Davis

Operations Planner

Stacey joined CMI full time in 2013 after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Stacey’s primary roles at CMI include marketing, material procurement, office management, and human resource management.

Christie Pleger

Christie has been with CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. since 2009. She handles SREC accounts for our Solar PV system owners and will assist you in setting up your SREC account, and with entering the readings moving forward. Christie can also assist you with any warranty questions or issues you may have. In addition, Christie is also in charge of permitting and scheduling for all of our Solar, Generator and Electrical jobs.

Key Field Personnel

Dan Meyers has been with CMI since 2005. He is a licensed journeyman electrician and has extensive knowledge in all facets of electrical, solar and generator work. Dan is Generac Generator certified as well as Briggs & Stratton generator certified. Here at CMI, Dan is the Head Service Electrician.

John Allen has been an employee at CMI Solar & Electric, Inc. since 2009. John started at CMI as a high school co-op and has since become a Delaware Licensed Journeyman Electrician as well as being Generac certified. John is CMI’s Tech Guru, he handles all the solar monitoring as well as helping out in the Electrical Service Field.

Bryan Kreer started at CMI in 2014, and in that time he has become one of our top Commercial Solar Installers. Like all electricians employed by CMI, Bryan is a Delaware Licensed Journeyman Electrician.

Marco Almeida started at CMI in 2012 as a first-year electrical apprentice. Marco has worked his way through the Delaware Apprenticeship Program and is now a Licensed Journeyman Electrician. Marco heads up all of CMI’s residential solar installations.