CHARLIE VAN WINKLE
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
An energy industry veteran, Charlie is our Vice President of Operations. In this role, he oversees the engineering, project management, construction management and administrative staff.
Charlie comes to Norwich Solar Technologies from Evernorth, an affordable housing developer where he was Director of Energy Services. Prior to Evernorth, Charlie was the Chief Operating Officer for Northern Reliability, a VT based energy integrator, specializing in grid-tied energy storage, remote power and microgrid development. He helped start-up company Draker Energy as they evolved into a utility-scale solar monitoring and analysis company and worked to commercialize Northern Power Systems 100kW community scale wind turbine as Director of Community Operations managing the deployment of their first 155 wind turbines. He also spent some time working as a program manager for General Dynamics Wireless Systems building cellular networks for Nextel, Sprint and AT&T wireless.
Charlie worked with a start-up telecom consulting firm where he designed and managed telecommunications infrastructure in high rise buildings, influencing the design of several landmark properties in NYC. He was also a program manager for an emerging growth company building mission-critical data centers along the eastern US and Canada. Charlie’s diverse professional background is based on a solid technical foundation having spent his formative years working as a civil engineer.
Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree in land use planning, and has completed graduate-level work in Management & Finance from the School of Extension at Harvard University.