A SMALL, PASSIONATE & POWERFUL TEAM

We are a small team passionate about plants, technology and creating a great user experience. Our team is ever growing and continuously improving our products. We hope you love our grow lights as much as we love making them. If you have any questions, just contact one of us! We will make sure someone from our team responds to you!

Paul Hodges

CEO

Michael Planer

Development Engineer

Chris Clark

CMO

Get to know the Team

Paul Hodges

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Paul’s professional interests are mostly held in economics, business development and entrepreneurship.  His passion for development and sustainability have also been reflected in his co-founding of the nonprofit, Humanitarian Social Innovations – an organization that fosters grassroots movements across the globe where he serves as board Vice President.

Paul holds a B.A. from Temple University in both political science and history where he focused on economic trends and social dynamics.

His interests and activities span from the arts to the outdoors, and there’s not an instrument or a sport that he won’t at least try to pick up.

Michael Planer

Co-Founder and Development Engineer

Mike is the co-founder at Soltech Solutions and serves as the Development Engineer. He was also the co-founder of Solar for Academics, a nonprofit dedicated to getting electricity to schools in need.

Mike has volunteered with other nonprofits both in the U.S. and abroad, including setting up rain water collection systems in Costa Rica, promoting volunteerism in China, and working with orphans in the Ukraine. He is a founding board member at Humanitarian Social Innovations, a nonprofit organization that supports grassroots movements and charitable programs.

Mike holds a B.S. degree in Energy Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, where his focus was on the production, processing, storage, distribution, and utilization of energy. Mike also holds multiple certificates for Plant Biology, LEED, Robotics, Automation Technology and Industrial Electrical Design.

Chris Clark

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Temple University where he specialized in sustainable development and environmental policy issues.

Driven by his passion and dedication for marketing and public relations, Chris is responsible for facilitating growth, sales, and marketing strategies at Soltech Solutions. Chris has been working in marketing and development for five years.

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