Tioga Energy’s management team includes executives with long-term experience in project finance, solar energy, construction and market development. With pre-existing industry relationships and experience, as well as the powerful support of premier finance partners, Tioga Energy is a trusted, reliable provider of renewable energy.
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Detering is a veteran leader of early stage technology companies with more than 20 years of experience in the clean technology, telecom and software industries. Previously, Detering led Larian Communications, which produced a next-generation voice messaging system. Detering was also Chief Executive of Blueleaf Networks, an early stage optical networking and components company; Wildfire Communications, which he successfully sold to Orange Plc; and IQ Labs. Detering began his career at Nortel Networks and has worked at Raychem, Raynet Systems, and McKinsey and Company. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.
Chief Financial Officer
Skip Smith is a seasoned CFO with more than 30 years’ experience in strategy, operations, financial management and capital markets. He brings to Tioga a deep knowledge of the full range of corporate finance transactions and management. Smith comes to the company from FLG Partners, a comprehensive board advisory and CFO consulting services company, of which he was a co-founding partner. His record of success includes leadership positions at public and privately held companies across various industries. Smith has served in the role of CFO for BondDesk Group, a leading fixed-income electronic trading platform; Xigo, Inc., a venture-backed company offering agent-based real time alerts and information services to institutional and online investors; QuadraMed Corporation (NASDAQ: QMDC); and Raytel Medical Corporation, where he helped drive company revenues to more than $100 million. Smith holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Monmouth College and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Randall B. Corey
Vice President, Operations
Randall (Randy) Corey is a solar industry and engineering management veteran who has overseen the installation of more than 30MW of PV systems. Possessing more than 25 years of experience in construction, electrical, engineering, project management, manufacturing and supply chain management, Corey is responsible for Tioga Energy operations in these areas. Corey came to Tioga from Solar Integrated where he served two years as Vice President, Construction Operations and Supply Chain Management. Previously, Corey was Director of Manufacturing Operations and Procurement for FTI International, a manufacturer of alternative fuel compressors and dispensers. Corey also served as Director of Manufacturing Operations and Procurement for Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, an alternative energy company. Working for Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of aircraft engines, he held various engineering and supply chain management positions. Corey’s career also includes a broad variety of construction and electrical project management, estimating, bid preparation, superintendent and supply chain management positions.
Vice President, Business Development and Finance
Peter Nixon possesses a diverse skill set and a list of industry achievements, including more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the telecom and renewable energy spaces. Nixon previously developed and sold a major Greenfield wind project to a $20 billion energy provider. He was also General Manager of MFN (now AboveNet) Canada, where he sold the company’s assets to Telus, a major Canadian telecommunications company. He also acted as Chief Operating Officer of Cabletel, the largest Canadian supplier of broadband telecommunications equipment. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the INSEAD School of Business, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Marc Roper is a 20-year veteran of the renewable energy industry. Before coming to Tioga Energy, he led sales, marketing and external affairs for Turner Renewable Energy. Previously, Roper served as a board member and VP of Sales and Marketing for SCHOTT Solar, managing the company’s sales, marketing and project operations across the Americas. He has managed residential market development for AstroPower and headed renewable energy programs for the State of Colorado’s energy office. Among his industry affiliations, Roper is a board member of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and has served on the boards of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) among others. Roper attended the University of Colorado, Boulder where he received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, and a Bachelor of Art in Music.