Damian Baker is the founder of RenEnergy. He started RenEnergy in 2006 with the initial focus on the wider application of renewable energy, including biomass, heat pumps and Solar PV, a natural progression from his first business, Eco Barn Conversions.
Damian’s educational background is in agricultural management, he also has a degree in economics obtained in the US. Upon returning to the UK Damian worked in the agricultural industry, which formed the foundation of RenEnergy’s deep understanding of energy in this sector. Today RenEnergy UK focuses on the application of Solar PV within agriculture and the wider commercial sector. With his abundant knowledge of renewables, Damian is the key driver behind business development, co-founding RenEnergy South Africa in 2012 to tackle the unique challenges and learning curves presented by that market. Damian is a keen tennis player and music fan, attending Glastonbury more times than he cares to remember.
Lori Baker’s enthusiasm for renewable technology stems from over 15 years working in the construction and renewable technology sector, with both customers and industry leaders.
She has practical experience working in the commercial, public and academic environment. Lori’s diverse background including 6 years working in Environmental Services, as well as a stint as Assistant Director of Development at Oxford University, have set the foundation for her ease of interaction at any level of seniority. She has degrees from America including BSc and AS from the University of Minnesota. Talented in the kitchen, Lori loves to entertain and keep us supplied with baked treats.
Tom is a marketing and sales executive with years of broad and far reaching industry experience. He studied History in Leeds earning a 2:1, and upon graduation moved into a sales and marketing position with a fast paced digital media company.
After a number of years cutting his teeth in the industry Tom relocated to San Diego, California, where he assumed the role of Senior Sales and Marketing Director of the company’s flagship energy publication. Having developed a keen interest in the renewables sector, Tom moved back to the UK and took on the role of Sales and Marketing Manager for RenEnergy. He is passionate about alternative energy solutions on both a local and global level. Tom is also a keen rugby player, and plays for the first XV at team Norwich RFC.
Doug has 28 years’ experience in finance. Having previously worked for PLC Bluechip companies, Doug entered the RenEnergy fold five years ago. With a vast experience of budgets, management accounts and balance sheets, Doug is the glue that keeps RenEnergy on the path to success. He is a friendly, approachable chap, spending a lot of time working with customers on the financial side of projects. Doug is a bit of a film buff, and also enjoys making wine in his free time. But if the weather is fine, you will find him riding his motorcycle.
Amy is the newest member of the RenEnergy fold, making a career change in 2015 to pursue her passion for project management. Amy works with Mel to ensure the smooth running of projects from inception to completion, cementing our reputation ensuring our continued success. Amy has significant experience in business administration, having previously run her own small business. In her free time Amy enjoys riding her horses and attending eventing competitions.
Tom is our roofing and installation specialist, having worked for RenEnergy both in the UK and South Africa, there is very little that he cannot tackle. Tom has formal training as a mechanical engineer and does the bulk of our technical drawing and design work. However, Tom’s real passion lies in rolling his sleeves up and getting stuck in on site. Tom is completing a further engineering degree in his free time, making him an increasingly valuable member of our team. When he isn’t devoting his life renewables, Tom enjoys boxing and travelling with his family.
Melanie is a Project Manager with years of experience successfully coordinating a variety of projects, from theatre, music and food festivals through to renewables. After graduating from UEA with an MA and a passion for green technology in 2011, Melanie began working at RenEnergy, initially in the Sales department and quickly moving into Operations and Delivery during the PV Rush. Melanie is our feasibility specialist, with several hundred successful planning applications and grid connections totalling over 65MW of solar PV completed during her time at RenEnergy. Now heading up the Operations Department, Mel oversees the day to day installation schedule, and is a first point of contact for many customers and suppliers.