When Tom was brought in as the CEO of SPG Solar, the directive from our Board of Directors was to take a struggling, family owned company and turn it into a successful, marketable company, which he quickly accomplished. The toolbox that Tom possesses is what makes Tom Rooney so valuable. He was able to turn our firm into the third largest solar company in the United States, by megawatts completed, within 6 months of his arrival. Under his leadership, our profit margins soared to the heights unheard of in our industry, all the while maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety. He drove innovation by re-engineering our Floatovoltaic products (floating solar on bodies of water).
Tom became the spokesperson, advocate and cheerleader for our company and all its employees. As the COO of SPG Solar, I found Tom to be a great listener who presented the team with questions allowing us to come up with solutions, rather than be told what should be done. If you are a fan of “Good to Great”, Tom Rooney is the bus driver! January 22, 2015