Solarmax has appointed a new Technical Sales Support Engineer to oversee pre-sales technical support and partner education in Australia.

The appointment of Kersten Schmidt as Technical Sales Support Engineer in a newly created role represents a strategic move by SolarMax to strengthen customer support in Australia.

Schmidt will be responsible for supporting all pre-sales and engineering activity, customer training and assisting customers and partners in designing a suitable PV system to meet their specific needs. He will report to Derek Durham, Regional Manager East and will work with Gavin Merchant, Key Account Manager on a day-to-day basis.

According to Durham, with Kersten’s engineering and technical knowledge, along with his background in Australia’s solar PV industry, SolarMax will be geared for further growth and expansion in Australia.

Schmidt is a Certified Project Manager and has over 14 years of experience in solar PV systems engineering, management and sales support. Prior to SolarMax, he worked as an engineering and project management executive for major energy generation companies including BP Solar, Powercorp and Si Clean Energy in Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney and Coffs Harbour.