Sun Valley Solar owners, founders and former Intel engineers, Joe Messner
and Russ Patzer, strive hard to create an environment that challenges, motivates, and personally grows each employee, which we believe is ultimately more valuable than just a paycheck.
By participating in the day-to-day operations, never asking anyone to do a job they wouldn't do, and working closely with employees, Joe
and Russ lead by example, which sets the tone for ethical behaviors and practices, and leads to an exceedingly high-quality final product for our customers.
Joe Messner, Chief Operations Officer at Sun Valley Solar Solutions
Joe Messner, COO, NABCEP-certified
Joe has worked in the solar industry since 2005 and in the electrical/electronic industry since 1983.
Currently the Chief Operations Officer at Sun Valley Solar Solutions, Chandler, Arizona, he has managed the technical development, installation, operations and quality control of over 6 megawatts of residential and commercial solar projects in Arizona.
Joe gained LEAN manufacturing and semiconductor process engineering experience during his 14 years at Intel Corporation working in various process engineering department roles.
He developed much of his electrical experience from working on radar systems in the US Navy and afterwards at numerous large Fortune 50 companies such as General Electric, Martin Marietta and Lockheed as a defense contractor.
is an Arizona licensed residential/commercial electrician, as well as a NABCEP Certified PV Installer.
He also is a certified by the Building Performance Institute as an Envelope Professional certified to do Home Energy Efficiency audits and retrofits.
On the weekends it is motorcycles, both street and off road desert racing as well as restoring old jeeps.
has taken his
own home "off-grid" as a test, since so many people are interested in this.
In fact, one of her
favorite "remember when" stories was her
first and only interview with Joe Messner
which took place via Skype while she
was still running her
brewery in Costa Rica and he
was up on a roof installing solar.