We are a diverse, dynamic and innovative team. Between us, we have over 100 years of experience in the energy and sustainable living professions. Our group is well equipped and tailored to thrive and grow in the global market of energy efficiency, speaking numerous languages and with a range of specific industry experience.
We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt and work proactively as market leaders in an industry that is growing and changing at a rapid pace. Through dedication to an individual approach for energy efficiency solutions, we continue to apply our knowledge and expertise to help Australians reduce energy costs and carbon footprints.
Ben worked for leading Australia health care provider Ansell and founded the upmarket fruit and vegetable business ‘The Market Runners’. Ben has also held senior positions in Australia and New Zealand and has been a driving force within Cherry since its conception. Ben initially led the Operations team in LED and now incorporates solar, energy monitoring & battery storage.
National Projects Manager
Paul is highly experienced in delivering multi-faceted efficiency projects based on sound financial analysis of our customer’s needs. He has extensive experience having worked in senior positions with Multi National Brands BMW and Mercedes Benz and now leads the National Cherry Sales Team.
State Sales Manager (NSW)
After finishing his Masters of Marketing at Monash University, Juan obtained over 3 years’ experience in the overseas cinema entertainment industry. In early 2014, Juan decided to pursue a career within the energy efficiency industry and joined the Cherry team. He has built strong business relationships and helped reduce business’ energy consumption across several industries, including: retail, education, industrial and residential.
Key Accounts Manager
With a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and over 5 years’ experience in the Solar Industry, Nick’s key strengths are technical and analytical sales. With the breadth of renewable energy efficiency solutions that Cherry provides, Nick is helping deliver a more sustainable future with key project partner relationships.
Business Development Manager
Misha has worked in the LED lighting industry since 2009 and has found her niche. She is extremely experienced in offering open and honest, tailored lighting solutions for complex and problematic environments. She is passionate about sustainability and is excited to help businesses reduce their carbon footprints.
Business Development Manager
Phil is a highly experience professional with over 30 years of successfully providing business equipment solutions to corporates, manufacturers, government and schools. Since 2009, he has been involved in the energy efficiency industry, utilising the Federal and State Government incentive schemes to help companies make energy efficiency upgrades more financially viable.
Business Development Manager (NSW)
Rhiannon has worked in the energy industry since 2007. She has a great deal of experience across a range of sectors including; Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Health Care, Education, Retail and Industrial. Rhiannon has managed the energy portfolios of some of Australia’s most well-known brands and is passionate about helping companies reduce their energy costs.
Amanda has worked in the Renewable Energy Industry since 2009. Not only is she an expert communicator with over 7 years of experience, she also has the proven ability to manage operations while meeting challenging deadlines. Amanda’s focus is to motivate her team to deliver customer service excellence.
Business Development Manager (QLD)
Grant worked at one of Queensland’s largest Wildlife Sanctuaries for 15 years as their Operations Manager and has also worked for RSPCA QLD overseeing their regional shelters. In 2010, Grant made the move from animal welfare to renewable energy and has been working in the solar industry ever since. Grant is passionate about renewables and growing the Cherry presence in Queensland.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Nigel developed a strong interest in energy efficiency. At Cherry, Nigel manages the end to end process of LED upgrades and his on-site presence reassures customers that every job will be completed to our high standards.
Scott is a qualified electrician with over 12 years industry experience. He is Clean Energy Council PV design accredited and is currently managing the approval and engineering, procurement and construction contracts for all solar systems installed by Cherry. As of June 2018, Scott has delivered over 4MW of PV projects.
Project Manager (NSW)
John is an A-Grade Electrician by trade and has worked in the commercial LED lighting industry since 2013. With a passion for the highest job quality and customer satisfaction, John has transitioned to project management and his on-site technical experience guides the installation process from start to finish. John always ensures the highest quality outcome for all our customers.
Michelle started her career in the Renewable Energy Industry in 2008 and has extensive knowledge of LED lighting, Solar PV and Hot Water Systems. With over 8 years’ experience in Warranty, Installations and Customer Service, Michelle understands that customer satisfaction is central to any successful business and prides herself on ensuring a great customer experience for all littil customers and partners.
New Product Development Manager
Ilia has worked in multinational firms throughout Australia and Germany as a product developer. His technical experience includes lighting, software, battery storage and energy systems. Ilia joined littil in 2015 and has since helped launch a number of new products into the market.
Quality & Compliance Manager
Steven is passionate about quality and compliance and has experience in competitive manufacturing and being an ISO Lead Auditor. Having started his career in Singapore, Steven has worked for leading multi-national manufacturers such as Western Digital and Kulicke & Soffa. Steven is now motivated to develop his career further with the renewable energy industry.
With a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources, Gustavo has over 11 years experience in Procurement. Having worked for multinational corporations such as ExxonMobil and Vale, Gustavo is knowledgeable of procurement best practices and has a strong focus on supplier relationship management, contract management, sourcing and continuous improvement initiatives.
Group Marketing Manager
Michelle is passionate about energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability and, with over 15 years marketing experience in FMCG, destination marketing and starting her own business, she now feels at home marketing products and services that save businesses money and carbon emissions. Michelle prides herself in delivering results in challenging environments, building and maintaining relationships and working collaboratively with corporate, local government and other key stakeholders.
Digital and Market Research Specialist
Lillie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with a Masters degree in Economics & Politics. With a keen interest in sustainability, Lillie uses her environmental policy background to help design and implement innovative digital marketing activities that reflect current industry trends.
Energy Efficiency Consultant
Marcel is passionate about renewables and energy efficiency and has forged a successful career in the Renewables Market since 2007. He is a qualified energy assessor and his experience includes launching in excess of 300 Neighbourhood Communities for Solar PV and presenting to over 3,000 interested solar purchasers.
Solar Project Coordinator
Jack developed a keen interest in renewables in 2011 after completing 21 years in the Australian army. Jack has successfully led teams of up to 30 contractors to professionally complete both solar PV and LED lighting installations to a high-quality standard. Having served in the army, Jack has a solid understanding of having reliable, competent, proactive and safety conscious people in his team, and therefore ensures that the Cherry Installation Team delivers a fabulous customer experience with a priority focus on workplace health and safety.
High Performance Service Team Leader
Hadi completed his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Architecture and Bachelor in Civil Engineering and, after years of experience in the building and construction industry, decided to pursue a career within the energy efficiency industry. With his experience in operational environments, Hadi leads our High Performance Service Team to deliver timely, accurate and innovative designs and proposals.
Energy Solutions Estimator
Ian brings extensive knowledge to us from his years working at the Gas & Fuel Corporation and Multinet Gas (under the management of United Energy) as well as managing an IT systems’ analyst team. Ian is skilled in providing the right financial solution to fit within your budget and his attention to detail ensures you are provided with the right product to meet your needs.