MEET OUR TEAM

The experienced team at BPi is backed with more than 40 years of combined experience in the roofing, power plant, and solar maintenance industries. With quality workmanship and environmental sustainability at the forefront of its core values, BPi has become a national leader in its field with a proven track record of building reliable, long-lasting systems.

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    BAREND VENTER

    CEO

    In 2008, Barend Venter co-founded BPi. Barend's background is one of diversified interests and hands-on corporate experience. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Strategic Management Business Diploma from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. His hands-on engineering foundation was developed when he was Technical Manager of the largest textile mill in Southern Africa. Barend was responsible for design, engineering, safety, substations, energy efficiency, production line, and facilities. Barend was a 50% owner of iGrade Holdings, South African company prior to founding BPi whereby he focused on specialized software applications. He was able to service and bring value to customers like Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, TV Guide, Accenture and Sapient. With BPi, Venter combines experience with vision to achieve prosperity for all partners and clients.

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    BRIAN PETERSON

    President

    After owning and operating SeaTech, a successful construction company for 6 years, Brian co-founded BPi in 2008. Peterson holds a General Engineering “A” and “C-10” Electrical Contractor License. This expertise enables BPi to engineer and construct powerhouses, power plants as well as typical solar projects. Brian built and maintained approximately 428 MW of combined electrical generation for gas turbines, steam turbines, recital engines and solar systems. Some of his clients include Mitsubishi Power Systems, Baxter Bioscience, City of Inglewood PWD Water Facility, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Gas Recovery Systems Inc, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, AES Power Plant Generator upgrade, Allergan Utilities Installation, Validation and Bayer.

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    BRIAN HIGGINS

    COO

    Qualified Operations Management professional with extensive experience in Food Processing, General Building and Commercial Roofing Industries. Accomplished at creating visions for success and providing strategic direction that is in alignment with short and long-term objectives to obtain revenue and profitability growth. Proven leader with the ability to motivate subordinates, advancing employee engagement that results in loyalty to the company and its customers. Brian is also a USMC Veteran, a Class 'B' contractor's license holder, and a C-39 roofing license qualifier. 

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    GRAHAM SMITH

    Executive Vice President

    Having led multiple business to market leadership in the renewable energy sector and having led the installation of over 60MW of generating projects, Graham joined BPi to lead the expansion in the Eastern USA and Canadian markets. In addition to his experience in design and construction Graham is also accomplished in renewable energy financing.

  • MAX CHELLEMI

    Director of Project Management

    Max graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a degree in General Engineering with a concentration in Green Technology & Sustainability. Since then he has worked to develop cell site projects for AT&T, T-Mobil, and Verizon. He has also worked in commercial electrical where he was an estimator, project engineer, and Project Manager. For the better part of the last decade, Max has been on the front lines of commercial solar project development and management where he leads with integrity and curiosity.

 

WE CARE ABOUT OUR PEOPLE

OURSAFETY

POLICY

BPi, and its employees will conduct business in a manner that ensures the health and safety of its contractors, agents, subsidiaries, customers, and the general public as dictated by local, state, and federal codes and guidelines.

We will accomplish this through a Safety Management System, which ensures:

  • The implementation of a robust safety plan for all projects.

  • Personnel training and education programs.

  • An inspection/audit process that provides feedback for timely corrective action.

  • Frequent review & improvement of current safety practices. 

  • A commitment to open communication & promotion of safe work practices.


Employees will, as a condition of employment, commit to the principle that:

SAFETY IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

info@bpi-power.com

(707)252-9990

(866) 214 9304

ADDRESS

PHYSICAL

 

BPi

860 Napa Valley Corporate Way

Suite R

Napa, CA 94558

MAILING

BPi

PO Box 10637

Napa, CA 94581

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