Rob Kornahrens is CEO of PowerPanel. Rob stands as a beacon of visionary leadership in the renewable energy industry. Guided by an unyielding commitment to sustainable innovation, Mr. Kornahrens deftly navigates the ever-evolving landscapes of both business and technology, driving the company’s direction toward a future powered by clean, renewable energy.
Mr. Kornahrens is also the Founder and CEO of Advanced Roofing, Florida’s top-ranked commercial re-roofing contractor by Roofing Contractor Magazine and the South Florida Business Journal. Advanced Roofing has grown steadily for the last 35 years and has been in the top ten commercial roofing contractors in the United States and number one in Florida. Advanced Roofing has seven branches throughout Florida and employs approximately 500 team members.
In addition to Advanced Roofing, Rob is the Founder and Chairman of Advanced Green Technologies (AGT), a solar distributor for thin film solar panels. AGT holds the distinction of being Florida’s top commercial rooftop solar contractor. Recently, the company completed two solar carports at Lockheed Martin, each with a capacity of two megawatts.
Mr. Kornahrens graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration.
Garth Schultz is President of PowerPanel. In addition to steering the company’s strategic operations, Mr. Schultz is a catalyst for change, nurturing an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and growth. His expertise in the renewable energy industry empowers him to spearhead advanced research initiatives, pushing the boundaries of PVT technology to new heights.
Mr. Schultz founded PowerPanel in 2007. As president and founder, he is responsible for the product line that includes hybrid PVT (Photovoltaic + Thermal) patents and deploying the company’s manufacturing and engineering facility in Oxford, Michigan.
In addition to PowerPanel, Garth is also the president of RG Resource Technologies, a leading innovator in turnkey solar technology solutions that can scale easily and deploy quickly. Mr. Schultz is developing complementary products based on PowerPanel core technologies to address renewable energy, clean water, and controlled input food production markets.
Mr. Schultz received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. After moving to southern Michigan, he was employed in the automotive specialty and service engineering field, working on complete vehicle design with a primary focus on high-performance and niche market applications. Production and prototype vehicle projects include the GMC Cyclone / Typhoon, Chevrolet SSR, and PVO Viper-powered Dodge Ram Truck. Garth co-founded a venture to produce alternative fueled natural gas-powered vehicles culminating in a contract award for converting 4,000 USPS carrier delivery vehicles to natural gas. In collaboration with Ford Motor Company, Mr. Schultz also invented a high-pressure gas regulator and fuel management system, resulting in patent awards and IP sales of the developed technologies.
Scott Alpert is Director of Sales and Marketing at PowerPanel. Mr. Alpert leads the company’s strategy to foster strong customer relationships through 30+ years of global experience delivering high-performing sales results.
Scott oversees a multi-regional sales team across the Americas and the company’s advertising agency. He is renowned for his transformative approach to marketing with a unique combination of analytical insight and creative problem-solving.
Among revenue-growth prior achievements, Mr. Alpert earned Vendor of the Year twice from Floor & Décor, and Vendor of the Year from Lowe’s.
Scott’s success comes from his unique approach to leadership, combining data-driven strategies with an emphasis on team collaboration and individual development. A dedicated mentor, he actively fosters a culture of learning and growth within the organization.
Mr. Alpert resides in Delray Beach, FL and is an avid outdoorsman.
Has worked with large international brands: Red Bull, Harley-Davidson, Northwestern Mutual
Experience ranges from operations and financial management to sales and marketing
Stepped away from the corporate world in 2015 to work with humanitarian organizations
Works with PowerPanel to reach out to NGOs and nonprofits for potential partnerships
30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building early-stage technology start-ups and restructures
Co-founder and CEO/CIO of solar consumer engagement AI platform Renew the Nation
Had developed IP and software with more than a dozen products and innovations to his name
Successfully led several solar companies through mergers and joint ventures
Spent 35 years at FPL identifying and originating clean energy opportunities
Serves on the board of mobile energy storage company Power Edison
President of ACE Leadership Group and founder of non-profit group Student ACES, both dedicated to helping men and women achieve their highest potential
Current president at Greenberg Capital
Globally recognized market analyst and media contributor having been published in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and more
Served on the Executive Board and in several other positions at NYMEX
Served as Director of Development for Executive Education at Florida Atlantic University