Clean Energy startup expands foothold in Southern Tier

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020, BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – SunTegra, a leading provider of solar roof systems, today announced that it has hired Kim Bush as Inside Sales Specialist and Office Manager, and Cullen Fisher as Product Design and Technical Support Specialist, at their headquarters in Binghamton, NY.

Left to right: Kim Bush, Oliver Koehler, Cullen Fisher

Based at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator in Binghamton, Bush and Fisher will work closely with company founder Oliver Koehler to advance key business priorities which will help SunTegra increase sales and better serve its customers. Ms. Bush will focus on building the firm’s dealer and partner network as well as managing its marketing activities. Mr. Fisher will model solar designs for dealer partners, homebuilders and commercial projects.  He will also provide training, technical support and work towards obtaining industry technical credentials.

“The creation of these new roles reflects our commitment to being leaders in the solar marketplace and offering innovative solar products that better fit with how we build and live. As a winner of the 2017 76West Competition, SunTegra is very thankful for ongoing support which has been instrumental in accelerating our growth.”

SunTegra founder Oliver Koehler

Prior to joining SunTegra, Ms. Bush owned and operated Evergreene Graphics, a sole-proprietorship and NYS WBE certified business since 2013. Ms. Bush holds a BFA from SUNY New Paltz and an MS from RIT. Mr. Fisher is a recent graduate of Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs with a BS. Mr. Fisher’s experience includes retails sales, customer service, and comprehensive order fulfillment.

“This growth is what the Clean Energy Incubator is all about.”

Emma Baudendistel, Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator Program Administrator

SunTegra was awarded $500,000 in the 2017 76West Clean Energy Competition supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). These strategic hires serve to meet competition milestones and support the firm’s continued growth and complement “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generate robust economic growth and community development, including attracting the best and brightest talent to the region.

SunTegra is an advanced solar products company that designs and manufactures unique building-integrated solar solutions that fit the way we build and live. The SunTegra Shingle® and SunTegra Tile® solutions allow for a direct-to-roof installation with no racking, providing customers an understated, aesthetically-pleasing, high-performance solar option that protects the home, produces clean energy, and provides roof and energy bill savings. SunTegra offers the SunTegra Shingles and SunTegra Tiles to homeowners and businesses via a partnership network of solar integrators, roofers, and contractors across the US.