About Us

Our Team

Executive Team

Toledo Solar’s team has decades worth of experience from various backgrounds in CdTe solar manufacturing. Our team is fully equipped to be the leading innovators of solar energy solutions that our world needs today.

Chairman & CEO

Aaron Bates

Aaron has founded and/or served as the executive leadership for 7 organizations over his career with a focus on new technology commercialization and strategic investments.

Aaron has over 20  years of experience in early stage and venture capital investments.  


Mark Hartel

Mark has been a leader in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years as a founder, owner, and leader of multiple manufacturing companies.

Mark has led the operations and engineering efforts for manufacturing companies in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Telecom markets.


Al Compaan, PhD

Al is one of the world’s foremost experts and pioneers in the development of thin-film photovoltaic technologies.

As a Department Chair of Physics at The University of Toledo, he started UT’s extensive photovoltaic research effort that led to the creation of Solar Cells Inc., and subsequently, First Solar.


Mark Haddad

Mark has over a decade of experience in the mergers and acquisitions, private equity finance, and valuation expertise. Mark has served companies in many emerging sectors including healthcare, technology, energy, and manufacturing.

Toledo Solar Team