Skip Garrett is a highly skilled business leader with a proven track record in marketing, operations, project management and strategic planning.
Skip comes to Solar Optimum with a wealth of experience gained from designing tests for the Missile Defense System while at The Boeing Company; managing over 50 employees while running multi-million dollar production lines as an Operations Manager for GE Aviation; managing multi-million dollar power plant projects around the globe for Crane Co; and founding and operating several successful entrepreneurial ventures.
As Director of Operations, Skip will be responsible for improving operating efficiencies and driving profitability for Solar Optimum’s Residential and Commercial businesses. Skip will lead the strategic alignment of the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Procurement, Construction, and Finance teams around key performance metrics and lead continuous improvement efforts geared towards growth.
"We are very excited to have Skip join our team," President and CEO Arno Aghamalian said. "Skip joins us at a time when our business is growing rapidly, and I am extremely confident that his skill set and experience will add tremendous value to our continued growth efforts."
Skip earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing his MBA at Pepperdine University with a planned graduation in August 2017.
Fun Facts About Skip
- Hometown: Madison, AL
- Hobbies: Working out and Reading Business Books
- Favorite Food: Honey Nut Cheerios + Pop Tarts
- Favorite Quote: "We choose to do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard." - JFK