As a division of O’Connell Electric, Rochester Solar Technologies operates under the same executive leadership.
Victor E. Salerno
Chief Executive Officerr, O'Connell Electric Company
Victor E. Salerno has served as Chief Executive Officer of O’Connell Electric Company since 2006. He is responsible for defining the strategic vision and culture of the organization, managing day-to-day operations, promoting a safe work environment, developing business opportunities, and maintaining company goals.
Previous to joining O’Connell, Mr. Salerno’s career began with a predecessor firm of Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he spent five years as an audit, tax and business advisory specialist. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Salerno maintains relationships with numerous industry, professional, and management organizations in various capacities.
Thomas W. Parkes
Chief Operating Officer, O'Connell Electric Company
As Chief Operating Officer, Tom Parkes is responsible for all day-to-day operations of O’Connell Electric including estimating, planning, and scheduling support for each division of the company. Tom oversees strategic direction of O’Connell’s premier electrical construction services as well as implementation of sound, consistent project management practices throughout the company. A fourth generation construction professional, Tom worked his way up through the ranks of the company, beginning as an electrician’s apprentice, advancing to journeyman electrician, master electrician, and eventually project manager.
Tom is a board member of YMCA of Greater Rochester and is a trustee of the Apprentice committees of IBEW Local 1249 and IBEW Local 86. He has a Master Electrician License from the City of Rochester, NY, City of Buffalo, NY, City of Tonawanda, NY, Town of Amherst, NY, City of Auburn, NY and a New York State Security and Fire Alarm License.
Division Manager, Rochester Solar Technologies
Lane is a Local 86 Union electrician with over 20 years of experience in the electrical industry, and was promoted to Division Manager for renewable energy in 2011, where he now oversees all of the business management functions for the Rochester Solar Technologies brand.
Lane maintains certifications for photovoltaic and wind installations through the New York State Research and Development Authority – NYSERDA and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners – NABCEP. Lane has additional certifications and experience with High voltage power distribution, security integration, motor and process control systems.
Project Coordinator, Rochester Solar Technologies
Employed by O’Connell Electric for over 20 years, Joe has held positions in various capacities for the company throughout his career. He managed projects for various airfield lighting jobs across New York State and also held the position of Purchasing Manager for the company until he transitioned to Project Coordinator for Rochester Solar Technologies.
Joe stays busy assisting with management functions of RST and often visits homeowners throughout New York State to answer questions, conduct property surveys and consult on solar applications for residential and commercial customers. He’s often the person who will respond to email inquiries, develop quotes and facilitates nearly all project scheduling, material sourcing and customer service during and after a project.
Joe graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his degree in Business Administration and is also a member of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, a NY State solar industry advocacy group dedicated solely to advancing the solar energy industry in the state.