VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, PA
Michael Garofalo has over 17 years of experience in heavy construction and more than 5 years of experience with solar EPC work. He has played a major role in the execution of more than 250 MW of solar projects in nine different states. As a Vice President of Operations, he ensures that CS Energy’s clients benefit from a safe build, high quality, cost-efficient design and timely project execution. Michael is skilled in project planning, startup, and scheduling; client relations; cost accounting and estimating; and project safety, providing project oversight to his project teams.
Michael uses his experience gained in his time of heavy construction. His vast construction experience dealing with public transportation projects, environmental cleanup, utility installations and earth moving strengthens his knowledge and sensitivity to project stakeholders, permitting agencies, environmental concerns and general construction practices. He ensures compliance with contract documents, construction permits, environmental permits, interconnection requirements, along with upholding company Policy and Practices on ethics and standards.
In addition to his operation role, Michael supports the business development and estimating departments with providing regular feedback on market conditions effecting pricing and project owner concerns and/or accolades. He meets regularly to discuss project resources for upcoming bids to ensure projects are staffed properly and can be started efficiently.