ARiES Solar hires 3 ahead of South Carolina expansion

Production, sales teams expand to support firm’s record growth Knoxville, Tenn. and Greenville, S.C. — ARiES Solar , a Knoxville-based alternative energy installer, announced today that it has added three employees. Justin Parrish is the company’s first South Carolina representative, while Thomas Rose and Tim Chapman join ARiES’ Knoxville headquarters. “We are adding staff to provide our growing customer roster with the unmatched customer service ARiES Solar is known for,” said Harvey Abouelata, ARiES president. “Justin’s knowledge of the South Carolina market is key to the success of our first expansion.” South Carolina is ARiES’ first expansion market outside of its home state of Tennessee. Justin Parrish was previously with a South Carolina solar sales company. As a sales representative, he will be responsible for all of ARiES’ South Carolina clients, and provide input on company growth and new hires in the future. He is based in the Greenville area. “I joined ARiES because I am truly passionate about clean energy and very excited to join a team that is making such a difference in energy independence,” said Justin Parrish, ARiES sales representative. “ARiES has developed a great resume of providing clean energy solutions in Tennessee, and I am anxious to help continue that great work here in South Carolina with our favorable incentives. This is a growing economy with vast opportunities for South Carolina businesses.” Thomas Rose has been named managing director of key accounts for ARiES Solar . He worked extensively with major companies and the U.S. Department of Energy in the energy efficiency and lighting industries prior to joining ARiES. “Tom, as a former business owner,...

Energy Mentor Network needs YOU to help grow TN startups!

Starting last year, ARiES President Harvey Abouelata committed to mentoring a Tennessee-based energy startup through our membership in the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council. As a mentor, Harvey was paired with Solar Site Design, a cloud-based content management platform that offers customer acquisition and project development for solar professionals.  Solar Site Design was founded in January 2013 by Jason and Samantha Loyet. They have participated in multiple startup accelerator programs and the company was chosen as a winner of the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. ARiES would not be where it is today without help from the Knoxville entrepreneurial community — lookin’ at you Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Pecha Kucha, Startup Day and many more! So we take paying it forward pretty seriously. TAEBC’s mentor program welcomes a wide range of mentors who have varying amounts of time to devote to the program (Usually about 1-5 hours a week). They don’t just need energy company founders — Mentors are also asked to serve based upon experience  raising capital, growing successful companies or as marketing, finance, or technical experts. TAEBC still has openings available – be a mentor like Harvey! Check out the program...