About PV Powered


Founded in 2003 and based in Bend, Oregon, PV Powered designs, manufactures and markets the solar industry's most efficient photovoltaic solar inverter solutions. With thousands of its products in use nationwide, PV Powered brings together one of the most experienced design teams in solar power electronics.

-- Executive Team --

Gregg Patterson
Gregg PattersonGregg is CEO and Chairman of the Board of PV Powered. Prior to joining PV Powered, Mr. Patterson was a Vice President of Hewlett Packard within their extremely successful Printing and Imaging Group. His responsibilities at HP included; General Management of $1B+ businesses spanning both Enterprise and Consumer segments and direct involvement in mergers & acquisitions, successfully leading the acquisition and integration of several key companies bought by HP. Mr. Patterson also lead strategic technology platform development (HW, FW, SW, and online services teams) supporting multiple business sectors. Gregg has managed worldwide R&D teams of 300+ engineers and led world wide procurement and operational efforts at HP growing the Deskjet Product line from several thousand units per month to more than 3 million units per month. Gregg graduated from the University of Washington with a BSME and was awarded an HP Fellowship and attended Stanford University where he got his Masters in Engineering.

Roger C. Laubacher
Roger C. LaubacherRoger is CFO of PV Powered, with over 23 years experience with small to medium sized high tech manufacturers. Previously, Roger served as CFO and VP of Finance for IdaTech (Fuel Cells) for two years and with Eurotherm/Action Instruments (a division of Invensys plc) for six years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as CFO and Controller with Desalination Systems, where he played an instrumental role in Desal's rapid growth, ultimately leading to its acquisition by Osmonics (now GE Water). Roger holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Steve Hummel
Steve HummelSteve is Vice President of Engineering, bringing 27 years of experience in high technology innovation and product development. Most recently he held VP Marketing and VP Advanced Technology roles for Nanometrics and was Chief Technology Officer for Accent Optical Technologies, both semiconductor metrology and process control suppliers. Prior experiences include positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Labs, and Nova Crystals. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has authored 85 publications and 11 patents. Steve holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from USC, where he was a Center for Photonic Technology Fellow, and an MSEE and BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University.

Erick Petersen
Erick PetersenErick is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PV Powered. Prior to joining PV Powered, Erick spent 10 years at Planar Systems, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Commercial Business Unit. While at Planar, Erick created the business strategy and assembled the team that grew the commercial flat panel monitor business from zero to $100M in three years. Prior to Planar, Erick held a wide range of sales, marketing and business development roles at the Danaher Corporation, Access Media, and Tektronix, Inc. Erick holds a BS degree from Oregon State University and attended the Advanced Executive Program of the Kellogg Graduate School of Business Administration at Northwestern University.

Garrett Wilson
Garrett WilsonGarrett is PV Powered's Director of Manufacturing and Operations. He is responsible for day-to-day manufacturing operations. Garrett’s 20 years of leadership experience in the high tech industry include project management and operations roles at leading companies including Apple Computer and EarthLink. Garrett attended San Jose State University.