Mark Mrohs Consulting
'Your reason and passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul" - The Prophet
With a BS in Physics, I started out as a Research and Process Engineer making solar cells for satellites. But that pretty quickly evolved into running training programs and creating self-paced lessons and running instructor-led hands-on training classes. One key accomplishment was to lead the design and operation of the 3-year World Bank funded national technical training program for solar installers in India.
I have conducted training in 23 countries, creating programs for technicians, salespeople, engineers, factory operators and expert conferences. I have developed online learning environments using various Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and have personally created content as well as managed teams of system admins, courseware developers and instructional designers.
award winning work
A major accomplishment was as head of the training program for SunPower, where we created a 3-tiered certification program (Associate, Advanced, & Master) and received professional Accreditation (from IREC/NABCEP).
I am now working independently, supporting small and medium sized companies. I work with management and staff and external partners to assess performance improvement opportunities, optimize processes and implement LEAN work flows, and create, host, and administer learning systems.
Mark's reputation preceeded our first introduction - he was the guy who designed, managed, and maintained what was considered the best in the industry solar dealer training program (at SunPower). What was more impressive, was that he was not only a high performer, but authentic, truly a team player (never concerned about receiving the credit for success), and contagiously energetic about creating the best in class learning and development culture in our business. I would love to work with or for him if I had the chance.
Renee Solari Program Manager for Education Services at SunPower Corporation
Mark is a dedicated, enthusiastic and creative manager who developed an innovative framework for the SunPower training program from which the team was able to build upon. Mark was always available to provide guidance or simply listen when challenges surfaced. He is passionate about PV and that shows through his work and management style. It was a pleasure to work under his leadership and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a skilled and passionate manager.
Chad Medcroft Vice President of Global Applications at SolarCity / Zep Solar
Mark is an extraordinary individual. I do not use that term lightly. I have never worked with someone with more vision, energy, expertise in their field, and general passion for life than Mark. He is innovative, welcomes input, and sees complex projects and initiatives through to completion. I do not know anyone more qualified and experienced in renewable energy training than Mark. He has done it longer and better than anyone.
Christopher Sommerfeld Senior Manager Field Operations at Sunrun
Who Is Mark ?
I am definitely a Libra, and am at my best when I strike a balance between applying my analytical skills to problem solving, and unleashing my creativity that springs from a passion for life and learning and wonder.
I believe that the best teacher is a good student. I love developing and delivering training to adults because I get to learn from them as much as they learn from me.
I usually begin a class by asking everyone to raise their hand, and then say "Thank you for answering my first exam question, which is 'How many instructors do we have in this room...?'"