Our Team

ED ZINTHEFER

PRESIDENT

Ed is a 20+ year Master Electrician with vast experience in large industrial wiring, switch-gear maintenance, distribution and preventative maintenance, hazardous and classified environments, intrinsically safe electrical systems, and complicated control systems.

MINDY ZINTHEFER

THE WOMAN BEHIND BESIDE THE MAN

Mindy has been with Arch Electric Solar since its inception in 2003. She encouraged Ed to take a giant leap of faith, and follow their vision for a company with the utmost regard to quality, service, and environmental stewardship.

JEFF RAY

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Jeff joined Arch late in 2017, bringing with him over 25yrs of comprehensive financial and accounting experience along with financial experience in both public and private industry. He graduated from Ohio State University with an accounting degree in 1988 and achieved his MBA in 2004. Prior to joining our team, he founded a company specializing in enhancing business value and identifying strategic ownership transition opportunities.

AMANDA SCHILLINGOWSKI

Sr. Accountant

MIKE CORNELL

Chief Instigation Officer

Mike has been passionate about renewable energy and energy management since building his first earth home in rural Sheboygan county that has passive solar gain heat. He recently installed a 7.37kW solar system on his Hartland home and eliminated over 90% of his electric bill.  Mike’s memberships include the ReNew Wisconsin Board, Amicus Solar Co-op, Clean Energy Credit Union (link to CECU), and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Mike’s passion and background allow him to assist Arch customers to achieve their goals of utilizing the energy of the sun and conservation in all areas of electric power, including lighting, cooling, heating, energy storage, and anything related to clean energy for households, businesses, farms, as well as municipal, educational, healthcare, and commercial enterprises. He is a NABCEP accredited solar advisor and MREA Site Assessor, and a Wisconsin coordinator for the National Drive Electric Vehicle (NDEV) event held each September.

ANGIE KOCHANSKI

Residential Solar Experience Manager

Angie began her career in the solar industry in 2010 with a Milwaukee based solar panel manufacturer. Her resilience and commitment to solar lead her to Arch Electric Solar in 2016. She’s grateful to be in a team environment and motivated by the opportunity and growth of the industry and Arch’s place in it.

Angie’s diverse background in various sectors of the solar industry makes her a valuable resource to her clients. She takes pride in being a consultant for folks as they make a commitment to invest in solar and ensures that they feel confident through each step of the process. Angie is currently working toward completing her NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certificate and also the owner of a 3kw system on her home.

When she’s not thinking and dreaming all things solar, she’s either on an adventure with her dog Charlie or helping her husband manage his polka bar!

DAN STEINHARDT

Commercial and Industrial Solar Experience Manager

Dan is a Master Electrician and Certified Energy Manager, born and raised in Plymouth, WI. He currently lives in Plymouth with his wife and 5 boys, enjoying camping, fishing, and sporting events. He joined the Arch Electric team in early 2017 after spending 14 years in Energy Efficient Design and Control. His past experiences in power monitoring, lighting, refrigeration, and automation combined with his passion for renewable energy have made him a great asset to the team and his clients. Dan now specializes in large scale business solar energy designs. Have a question about your solar for your business? Contact Dan!

Email:dan@archeleccom

REBECCA NICHOLSON

O&M / ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

KEITH CONWAY

Solar Experience Consultant

Keith’s interest in renewable energy technologies and concern for the environment inspired him to earn a B.S. in Sustainable Management from UW-Parkside. Soon after graduating, in 2012, he was given the opportunity to join the Arch Electric Solar team as an energy consultant focusing in the area of energy-efficient lighting, and more recently in the upward trending field of solar energy. Keith has experience utilizing grant programs and Focus on Energy incentives while developing the most economical path for small-businesses, churches, schools, farms, manufacturers, municipalities, non-profits, and home owners to lower energy demands, resulting in reduced utility costs. He is proud that his work at Arch Electric Solar helps others save money, as well as benefiting the environment.

EMILY GRUNEWALD

BUSINESS OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

JOLYNN VANGINKEL

OPERATIONS & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Jolynn has been part Arch Electric since it was conceived, being the eldest daughter of Ed and Mindy. She started as a kid cleaning offices and helping her dad and has since grown into a key member of Arch’s management team. Previously handling procurement, inventory, shipping, and receiving. She is now solely focused on marketing & operations as Arch’s Operations & Marketing Specialist, handling social media outreach, events, and website content. She has a passion for a sustainable lifestyle and believes that, collectively, we can all make a difference in protecting our environment no matter how small our individual impact is. Following her love for horses and in the entrepreneur footsteps of her parents Jolynn has started her own business as an equine massage therapist and enjoys growing that business in her spare time.

Justin “JD” Smith

Business Development Coordinator

STEVE DANBECK

Energy Storage Expert

TROY WENZEL

Journeyman Electrician & Operations Specialist

With over 25 years in the field, Troy has vast experience in commercial, industrial and residential settings. He is also skilled and certified in the installation of EV car charging systems, solar PV systems, operations & maintenance of PV systems, wind turbines, and lighting upgrades. His knowledge and experience are key when troubleshooting. He can assist in planning, designing and estimating all your electrical needs. Troy joined are in 2004 and is now the most tenured employee with the company. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and riding his Harley.

ERIC TREMPE

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

ERICH BAKKE

QUALITY CONTROL SPECIALIST

JUSTIN VAN CAMP

LEAD SOLAR PV DESIGNER

CHADD BREIT

Apprentice Electrician & Field Operations

CODY VANGINKEL

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Cody joined the Arch team in 2012 and started the ABC Electrical Apprenticeship program at LTC. In 2018 he completed his apprenticeship and received his Journeyman Electrician license. Cody specializes in industrial and utility-scale solar solutions.

TYLER RUSSELL

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

DENNIS WELLS

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Dennis A Wells II was born on October 8, 1984, and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Dennis was raised by a father who was an LTC in the Army and his mother who was a Human Resource Director came from a family who believe education comes first and pushed Dennis to succeed in his studies. Dennis went on to excel at math and science in school which sparked his interest in electrical engineering. Graduating from Custer HS in 2004, Dennis was accepted into MSOE to pursue his passion for electrical engineering. At that time he chose to pursue other career opportunities such as the trades like carpentry, welding, plumbing and home improvement he rediscovered his passion for electrical work. After taking time out to raise his daughter Dennis went on to enroll at WCTC to pursue his passion and gain employment with Arch Electric Management where he hopes to continue to work upon completion of graduation. In his free time, Dennis enjoys doing home improvement jobs throughout the city of Milwaukee, traveling, and spending time with his family

ERIC LUECKE

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

MATTHEW SIMONSON

Electrical Apprentice / O&M Technician

Charles Schlessinger

Electrical apprentice

JENNIFER CONRARDY

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

JESSE FIEBELKORN

Electrical Apprentice

VANESSA GRIMM

SOLAR INSTALLER

ALAN DEFATTE

SOLAR INSTALLER

DOMINICK KIRKPATRICK

SOLAR INSTALLER

ERIC LANGUM

SOLAR INSTALLER

BLAINE NIELSEN

SOLAR INSTALLER

Mason Anderson

Solar Installer

RILEY STROHMENGER

SOLAR INSTALLER

Stanley Minnick

Solar Energy Consultant & Branch Manager – Madison

Robbie Van Ginkel

Equipment Operator

ANDREW HOLMSTROM

Commercial Solar Energy Consultant

Miles Bruns

Project Manager

Dan Shiley

Project Manager

Ryan Hakala

Electrician

Thadd Cellak

O&M Technician / Solar Installer

Noah Laudoff

Solar Installer

TJ Puhl

Solar Installer

Nathan Meleski

Solar Installer

Memphis Haversack

Solar Installer

Neil Schlessinger

Solar Installer

Dan Strandholm

Solar Installer

Austin Woosley

Solar Installer

Julian Hernandez

Electrical Apprentice

Cameron Baldwin

Solar Installer

Dan Jurik

Solar Installer

Keenan Kerrins

Equipment Operator

Caleb Rodencal

Solar Installer

Karolina Fajfrowska

Solar Installer

Christopher Knasinski

Solar Installer

Michael Pearson

Solar Installer

Ryan Punzenberger

Journeyman Electrician & Construction Estimator

Peter Schmid

Solar Installer

Ben Simon

Solar Installer

Tracy Gervais

Business Operations

Jodi Daane

Residential Business Operations

Catherine Zalenski

Residential Business Operations

Carrie Bender

Utility Business Operations

Danny Carreon

Electrician

Ramiro Gonzalez

Electrician

Dave Hakala

Electrician

Wuilfredo Leiva

Electrician

Jacob Willadsen

Solar Installer

Jordan Hansen

Solar Installer

Matt Otzelberger

Electrical Apprentice

Kolton Young

Solar Installer

Brandon Ballard

Solar Installer

Michelle Gonzalez

Solar Installer

Alan Guerrero

Electrician

Mark Kirchenwitz

O&M Technician

Alejandro Barajasa

Solar Installer

Daniel Dill

Solar Installer

Carsen Harter

Solar Installer

Taylor Haseman

Solar Installer

Delvin Holiday

Electrician

Ricardo Lee

Solar Installer

Carlos Serrano

Electrician

Diego Sosa

Electrician

Nathan White

Solar Installer

Alvin Spencer

Electrician

Todd Hasselbring

Solar Installer

Rafael Parra

Solar Installer

Gerardo Reyna

Solar Installer

BRAYDON HOTTENSTEIN

Solar Installer