Hot Sun Industries Inc Staff
We can be reached directly through 858 683 0800 (San Diego number) or 778 300 1803 (BC number). The company e-mail is email@example.com We have reps, contractors, and dealers in most major markets but start with our head office. Solar heating a pool is a technology game.
Ken Wright, President
Ken Wright received a degree in mechancial engineering from UBC in 1984. In 1985 he took over Nu-Tec Engineering Ltd doing general contracting. In 1986 Nu-Tec started doing business as Nu-Tec Solar Company. The flagship product was a flexible plastic based unglazed solar panel called Solarmat. In 1990 Ken started Powermat manufacturing Inc. This company redeveloped the Solarmat product and renamed it Powermat. It wasn't thought of as a solar energy product. It was thought of as a power creating product. All energy comes from the sun after all. In 1998 the factory was sold to the Mexican distributor and Ken moved to San Diego where he established Hot Sun Industries Inc. Ken now lives in Burnaby BC and acts as president of Hot Sun Industries Ltd (Canadian company) and Hot Sun Industries Inc (the US company). Call Ken directly if you have a difficult technical problem or want to discuss a new application or if you think your questions are beyond the scope of regular solar pool heating technical sales. Ken's direct e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
John Sless started with Ken Wright in 1987. He worked for Powermat manufacturing and Nu-Tec Solar Company in the very early days and was directly involved in all aspects of the businesses. The solar business in Canada in the early 90's couldn't support both Ken and John so they parted ways. Finally in 2008 John was ready to take another shot at the solar business. This was the middle of the "Great Recession" and Ken was looking to expand at this time so John was hired as Manager of Technical Sales. Within 1 year John created a lot of attention for Hot Sun's unique capability and Hot Sun found itself busy doing municipal pool solar installations in Canada. John and his seasonal assistants cover most of the general inquiries. He and his staff in boith countries spend a lot of time with each customer making sure we deliver what is best for their unique situations.
Gordon Wright, PEng
Gord is Ken's youngest brother. He earned a degree in electrical engineering in 1988 from UBC. For 22 years after that he worked at UBC in the mechanical engineering labs as a research technician. In 2009 Gord started working for Hot Sun. Gord's expertise is wide ranging and thorough. He is the mastermind behind Hot Sun's new line of web based solar controllers that monitor energy delivered and allow full internet control. Hot Sun is finding wide use for this world class leading edge technology and expects to expand our business in this new direction with Gord's help as much as we can in the years to come.
Mike started with Hot Sun in 1999. Mike looks after all the local San Diego operations including contracting, shipping, and local dealer, installer, and diy support. He's the second most knowledgeable solar pool heating specialist in the country.
Patrick Welish is a full time employee of Hot Sun. He's been with us 7 years. His duties include roof installation work, manufacturing assembly, packaging, and shipping. He has personally installed over 100,000 sq ft of solar pool heating collector panel displacing annually approximately 300,000 therms of energy worth about $300,000 in natural gas dollars.