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Management Team

Dovetail's principal owner is Alan R. Frasz, President.
Alan R. FraszAlan R. Frasz is President and a principal owner of Dovetail Solar and Wind. He joined the firm in January 2006 after working 28 years in the information technology industry. He provides Dovetail a wealth of business & management experience. In addition to driving the tremendous growth of Dovetail over the past 5 years, he has also been an active contributor to the renewable energy industry across the region. Prior to Dovetail, Mr. Frasz was division vice president at two high growth computer technology firms: TRION Technologies Inc. (Mayfield Village, OH). and Lexi-Comp, Inc. (Hudson, OH). He also has held management, sales and technical positions at BEA Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), at FileNet, Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA), and for 15 years while at Digital Equipment Corp. (Maynard, MA). Mr. Frasz earned his BS at Case Western Reserve University, where he also performed research in Biomedical Engineering for several years.
Mr. Frasz has been a member of the Green Energy Ohio Board of Directors since May 2009. He chairs the GEO Membership Committee. He is widely recognized across the State for his expertise on the financing and payback analysis of renewable energy systems, and regularly presents at 15+ conferences and forums each year, as well as at several for-fee professional workshops, such as the ASME. His contributions were recognized by Green Energy Ohio in selecting him to receive their prestigious Pioneer of the Year in Renewable Energy 2010 Award.
Matt BennettMatt Bennett is Dovetail’s founder. He has transitioned his day to day responsibilities to other members of our team. He previously oversaw all system designs and product evaluations, and supervised installation quality, maintenance and support services.
Mr. Bennett has been actively involved in the renewable energy industry since the mid-1990s. Mr. Bennett first incorporated solar and wind power into a home he built in 1994, which was later featured in the April 2001 issue of Ohio Magazine. He has received training and certifications from Solar Energy International, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Mr. Bennett is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified Solar PV Installer. NABCEP is the national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. NABCEP issues voluntary certification credentials to those qualified professionals who satisfy rigorous eligibility requirements established by the Board of Directors. (see www.nabcep.org). Mr. Bennett was one of the first installers in the country to obtain NABCEP Solar PV Installer certification in 2003.
Matt was one of the founding members of Green Energy Ohio and served on the GEO Board from 2002-2004. He received the GEO Volunteer of the Year 2008 - Southeast Region award for his numerous contributions to growth of solar in Ohio.
Mr. Bennett also regularly conducted Solar PV Installer Training classes in conjunction with the Energy Institute at Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH (see www.hocking.edu/energy-institute) offering NABCEP Solar PV Installer Entry Level certification testing.

Tom TaylorTom Taylor is the Construction Manager for Dovetail Solar and Wind, and a member of our leadership team. He is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all solar and wind system projects. He joined Dovetail in 2008, and brought extensive construction and project management experience acquired during his 27 years in the construction and real estate industries. Prior to Dovetail, Mr. Taylor owned and managed a successful construction display company in the metro Detroit, Michigan area. He also worked in the auto industry at Ford for 15 years. Mr. Taylor has held licenses as both a residential builder and real estate salesperson. He has attended solar photovoltaic design and installation training at the Hocking Energy Institute, and holds the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate.

Board of Directors

Dovetail maintains a Board of Directors, with four independent outside directors. Our Board of Directors are:
  • Matthew Bennett – Dovetail founder and former Vice President
  • Alan Frasz – Dovetail President & CEO
  • P. Richard Coan – Independent Consultant, former CFO at Garick LLC an organic renewable energy company; recognized as Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2009 CFO of the Year
  • Scott Miller – Director, Energy and Environmental Programs, The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Thomas Bennett - Executive Director, CORFAC International, Corporate Facility Advisors, Hollywood, FL
  • Don Linder – President, Linder Building Systems, Athens, OH
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