CalCom Energy announced the hiring of Fred Ketcho as its new Chief Executive Officer, where he immediately becomes responsible for all aspects of this solar developer, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), and energy services company.
Mr. Ketcho has over 30 years of business experience in the construction, building systems, and technology industries, with a track record of consistently delivering improved results. He has a strong national and international reputation for excellence in strategic thinking, superior execution, and team building, with an intense focus on delivering a superior customer experience.
“Fred is a terrific fit for our company,” explained Glenn Bland, founder and member of the Board of Directors of CalCom. “He has built businesses from the ground-up and led the profitable growth of small, mid-cap, ESOP, and private equity-backed businesses. It’s been terrific getting to know Fred and see how well he relates to our people, our business, and our customers.”
Mr. Ketcho’s career includes hands-on and leadership positions in sales, operations, and executive management, with a strong interest in energy efficiency and renewable building technologies, at world-renowned companies including Hughes Aircraft and Honeywell. His entrepreneurial experience includes successful roles as the President or Chief Executive Officer at high-performing companies including Datacard Group, VITA and Allied Modular Building Systems.
“I’m very excited about the opportunities at CalCom,” stated Mr. Ketcho. “I’ve been very impressed with my new colleagues and the excellent reputation they’ve built over many years for innovation and delivering on customer commitments.”
Originally an east coast native with many years in California, Mr. Ketcho earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering at UCLA.
About CalCom Energy
CalCom Energy (California Commercial Solar, Inc.) is a solar developer, EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), and energy services company based in Fresno, California, serving agriculture and water customers throughout California’s Central Valley. The company engineers, builds, and services solar and energy storage projects that offset rising electricity costs while helping customers reduce operational costs, improve their bottom line, and to farm more sustainably. CalCom has developed, constructed and serviced 100+MW (megawatts) of solar installations to date, including some of the largest agricultural solar farms in the Western US, for hundreds of satisfied customers. As an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), the company is 100% employee owned and operated. CalCom has twice been named to the Inc. 500 list as one of the fast-growing privately held companies in the United States.