Executive Team

Rob Howard

Chief Executive Officer

Rob has over seventeen years of operational experience in the automotive industry, and a further nine years in solar. Three and a half of those were spent at Enphase Energy where he was the Senior Director of Global Manufacturing, overseeing a significant expansion in production volumes. He has worked for United Technologies, Daimler, Chrysler and General Motors. He has international experience having worked in Asia, Mexico, Spain, Germany and the U.K.. Rob has an undergraduate degree in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago; he is also a Six Sigma certified Master Black Belt (MBB).

Portrait of Rob Howard, VP of Operations at HiQ Solar

Andre P. Willis

Founder and CTO

His 30 years of product development work has resulted in numerous technology patents in the United States, Germany, Europe, and Japan. Most recently, Andre worked at SyntheSys Research, a Menlo Park, CA signal integrity test equipment company, where he was Chief Scientist. He was Vice President of System Development at Guzik Technical Enterprises in Mountain View, CA, and held similar positions at WEE Electrotest Engineering and ATG Test Systems in Germany. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Fizteh) with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.

Portrait of Andre Willis, founder of HiQ Solar

Clint Fincher

Principal Engineer and Co-Founder

Clint's skills in the areas of embedded system design, FPGA and ASIC design, and his proficiencies in various computer languages enable him to contribute to hardware and software product design at the highest levels. Clint's recent experience at SyntheSys Research in Menlo Park, CA as Senior Engineer has resulted in several patents. Previously, Clint worked at Ampex Data Systems in Redwood City, CA as a design engineer, and at Audicon Design Laboratories. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, where he was an Engineering Scholar.

Portrait of Clint Fincher, Principal Engineer and co-founder of HiQ Solar

Keith Rose

Vice President of Sales

Keith is a renewable and solar industry veteran with extensive international experience. He has worked in a number of leadership roles. Most notably he was an executive at technology provider Solmetric, which was acquired by Vivint Solar in 2014. At Vivint, Keith was in charge of launching Vivint's C&I division.  He received an MBA from Fordham Business School, and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics.

Portrait of Craig Hartwig, VP of Sales at HiQ Solar