Renova Team Member Promoted to Manager; 2nd Manager Joins It Department

  • Lea Goodsell
  • Vice President of Business Development & Branding

Armando Alaniz, a long time member of the engineering department, has been promoted to Tech Manager. As such, he will lead a department responsible for site surveys, which map out detailed reports for Renova’s customers, identifying the electrical panel capabilities, analyzing the available roof space, measuring year round shade interference and determining monitoring options. 

Following graduation at Palm Springs High School, enlisted in the United State Army where he served for 10 years. He then continued his education at DeVry University in Austin where he pursued his love of computer and network engineering. Utilizing his Army experience paired with his computer background, he began as a solar technician at Renova in 2014, quickly moved to Technician Supervisor, and has now been named the Manager of the Tech department. 

“We’re proud to have someone of Armando’s caliber leading this very important department,” explained Renova’s Vice President of Engineering Matthew De La Torre. “Not only are these team members many times the first in-person contact potential customers have with Renova, they are responsible for the initial design of systems based on the data they collect paired with past customer energy usage.”

The former Tech Manager, Hector Rochin, has transferred within the company to become the Systems Administrator of the IT department under Vice President of IT Marvin Roman. He will be helping to implement the new company-wide NetSuite solution, as well as enhancing other network capabilities and Renova’s website SEO and other internet-based marketing initiatives.

Rochin, who has been with Renova since 2013, attended La Quinta High School, College of the Desert and then UC Riverside, where he graduated with a BS in computer engineering.

“Obviously technology is the backbone of our company,” said IT Vice President Marvin Roman. “It’s great to have Hector bring his expertise on behalf of our employees and customers.”

Renova is a local, award–winning solar company founded in 2006 by Vincent Battaglia, MBA that now boasts more than 130 employees and gross revenues in 2015 of $30 million. Known for their strong commitment to the community, Renova also enjoys a Five Star YELP rating average due to their strong commitment to superior customer service and quality installations.

A SunPower Elite dealer, in 2012 Renova was the first company in the country to be accredited by NABCEP, a national non-profit dedicated to the highest standards in solar sales and installation on behalf of consumers. Installing commercial and residential, including systems for SunLine, Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley and many other businesses and non-profits, Renova was also named SunPower's National Residential Dealer of the Year in 2014 out of more than 450 dealers nationwide.

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