Our Team

Dr. Gay Canough

Dr. Gay Canough

Founder & CEO

Dr. Canough obtained her B.S. in physics from Purdue University in 1980 and her Ph.D. in Particle Physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1987. She has carried out studies on solar under NASA and the Space Studies Institute at Princeton, and directed design projects at the International Space University. Dr. Canough also completed several experiments in particle physics at Fermilab and CERN. She has conducted the PV Installers Course over 130 times, is Certified Master Trainer with the Institute for Sustainable Power, and a Certified PV Installer with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. She also taught engineering physics, electronics, and particle physics at Binghamton University from 1990-1995.

Wendy Barnum

Wendy Barnum

Sales Manager

Wendy earned her Master’s Degree from Seton Hill University. She is currently the Sales Manager and has been since November 2007. Wendy came to ETM with a strong background in sales, and since being with ETM Wendy has sold over $14,000,000 in solar installations.

Bob Scepaniak

Bob Scepaniak

Sales Associate

Bob has been with ETM for 2 years, and has been in the solar industry for 11 years. In his free time, Bob likes to golf, see his grandkids, and hunt.

Mike Ludgate

Mike Ludgate

Solar Energy Consultant

Michael comes to ETM with 5 years of experience as a solar project coordinator for Taitem Engineering in Ithaca. Prior to that, Michael completed a solar photovoltaic system design class at a local community college with Melissa Kemp as the instructor. He is a musician, photographer and publicist for the music and arts community in Ithaca and teaches and plays music around central New York. He has a BS in Plant Biology from Cornell University where he also took elective classes in business and engineering. Michael and his family were founders and previous owners of Ludgate Farms which they sold in 2010.

Steve Mihok

Steve Mihok

Manager of Installations

Steve was the Crew Chief from 2008-2013 under the supervision of Roger Ley. He was promoted to manager of installations in 2013, and now manages 3 crews. Steve has a strong construction background having supervised crews. Steven has completed the OSHA thirty-hour safety course and passed the NABCEP entry level exam.

Ken Franklyn

Ken Franklyn

Crew Chief

Ken has been with ETM since August 2013. He ran his own home improvement business and has a strong background in residential wiring and carpentry. He has completed the OSHA ten-hour safety course.

Dylan Pulaski

Dylan Pulaski

Crew Chief

Dylan has been with the company for two years. He is certified in multiple aspects of electrical work.

“I look forward to every day as an employee of ETM Solar Works”  

Brent Rice

Brent Rice

Crew Chief

Brent has been with ETM since 2019. He is a NABCEP Associate, he has his OSHA 10 & 30 hour certificate. As well as an associates in Civil Tech. 

The Crew

Jeff Zopp

Jeff Zopp

Crew Member

Diego Morales

Diego Morales

Crew Member

John Case

John Case

Crew Member