About SUNTRAC

Get to know us

SunTrac, in 2014, launched a patented thermal panel designed to reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning systems. This innovative approach combines high efficiency air conditioning technology with renewable thermal energy resulting in cleaner, greener cooling.

Over the past 10 years, we have curated OEM partnerships with Copeland and Goodman/Amana, as well as distribution partnerships such as Carrier Hawaii. After gaining traction through these channels, our partnerships lead us to contract manufacturing. Starting in 2024, SunTrac offers purpose-built commercial rooftop units, with built-in analytics and “SunTrac-Ready” piping for quick thermal integration.

To date, we have over 1,500 panel installations in over 10 countries.

(U.S. Patent No. 7,665,459)

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Our Vision

Lead the world in renewable cooling technology for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.

 

 

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Our Mission

Create the path for global adoption of SunTrac’s hybrid climate technology.

Meet the Team

Leadership

Rich Cooley

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cooley has over 25 years of executive leadership experience, and has served in Senior Executive positions in both public and privately held companies in the transportation and manufacturing sectors. He was VP of Carey International (formerly listed on NASDAQ: CARY) the world’s largest limousine company, Chief Operating Officer of Empire International, and Chairman & CEO of AAG Industries. He attended Long Beach State University and is a former US Army (USAR) officer, with over 22-years of uniformed service.

Devin Cooley

President & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Cooley, founder, over the past 13 years has served in the areas of operations, logistics, product development, manufacturing and sales & marketing. Devin is the program manager with key OEM’s and strategic vendors, as well as oversees content creation and marketing campaigns. He has managed teams and departments for several organizations, including program management, procurement and staffing. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a BA in Political Science.

Greg Bakeman

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bakeman has over 30 years of corporate and commercial finance experience. He has been the Chief Financial Officer for five development and early stage businesses, including four renewable/sustainable energy companies, two that were publicly traded. He earned an MBA with High Honors from the Deidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University and a BA from Michigan State University.

Jim "Rock" Valenti

VP Sales & Marketing

Mr. Valenti brings 50+ years of business and leadership experience to SunTrac.  He has served as a Strategic Planning Advisor to Fortune 500 companies & DOD Supplier Partners. He received his BA & Masters in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Jim retired after 26 years of active and reserve duty with the U.S. Army.

Design & Development

Luke Fellers

VP of Information Technology

Mr. Fellers, since 1997, has been actively involved in the technology sector, focusing the last 18 years on Healthcare IT. His work includes building and managing server farms for deploying Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems and ensuring the security and compliance of mission-critical information while ensuring strict HIPAA compliance. Lucas has also developed expertise in server virtualization, network engineering, VOIP communication systems, and the integration of IoT technologies into various environments ranging from Healthcare to the HVAC industry.

This blend of skills underlines Lucas’s commitment to safeguarding sensitive data and fortifying the infrastructure that supports vital business services in today’s online world.

Sharon Dinges

Director of Engineering

Ms. Dinges MBA, BSEE brings her 30-plus years of global experience in commercial HVAC and high-performance buildings to the SunTrac team and its customers.

Applications engineer at heart, Sharon has led the development and successful commercialization of a wide variety of products and solutions including commercial HVAC equipment, energy managements systems, and performance monitoring systems. During her 13+ years with Trane Technologies, she specialized in sustainability, smart facilities and product development.

As an integrated facilities pioneer, Sharon has architected complex energy efficiency projects that leverage open standard protocols such as BACnet, LonTalk and Modbus. Active in standards setting organizations, she represented Trane as a voting member of the ASHRAE BACnet and various smart grid committees. As a founding member of the National Smart Grid effort, she was one of the original architects of building-to-grid interactions such as real-time pricing and demand response.

Advisory Board

Brian Walsh

Mr. Walsh is an accomplished General Counsel with a proven record of strong legal and business acumen having successfully managed complex legal and business issues for a well-known Fortune 100 company, including: M&A, Joint Ventures, Corporate Governance, and key Strategic Restructurings. He brings a strong multi-cultural background having previously lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region for five years. He received his BA in Political Science from Binghamton University and his JD from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Tom Dendy

Mr. Dendy is the Vice President of International Business at Daikin Comfort Technologies, managing HVAC product strategy, marketing and sales in 60 countries worldwide. Previously, Tom served as VP of Global Marketing and R&D for SPX Cooling Technologies, responsible for the Marley Cooling Towers, Balcke-Duerr and Hamon Dry Cooling businesses. He has worked closely with the US DOE and National Science Foundation on heat transfer, energy efficiency and innovation programs, overseeing the execution of a number of joint industry-DOE development and testing projects. He has also mentored start-up businesses participating in the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Tom earned his degree in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University and served 11 years as a Nuclear Submarine Officer, including assignment as chief engineer of a nuclear powered submarine.

Nick Dizon

Mr. Dizon has 40 years of experience in mainframe IT, data center infrastructure, UPS and Backup Power. Over the last 20+ years, he has focused on Energy Storage, Solar and Wind, and Energy Efficiency. Nick’s experience includes system design, project management, and sales.  He has a history of working with new and emerging technologies and bringing them to market. Nick is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, and is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

OEM Partners & Suppliers

We work with only the best partners and vednors so you know you’re getting quality you can trust.