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BrightSpot Automation provides the solar energy industry and photovoltaic researchers with specialized manufacturing and measurement tools. Our focus is on helping you improve module durability and performance.

Rob Janoch

Rob Janoch

President and Director of Engineering

Expertise: Opto-mechanical design, laser systems, photovoltaics manufacturing, program management

Experience: Evergreen Solar, Mobil Solar, Digital Equipment Corp., Polaroid

Education: MS Mechancial Engineering, MIT; BS Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University

Andrew Gabor

Andrew Gabor

CTO and Director of Business Development

Expertise: Cell and module processing/testing steps and factory design, durability testing, and design of modules/systems to minimize cracks in solar cells.

Experience:  1366 Technologies, Evergreen Solar, Energy Photovoltaics, NREL.

Education:  PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, BA Physics, Carleton College

Andrew Anselmo

Andrew Anselmo


Expertise:  Factory automation, data acquisition and analysis, photovoltaics manufacturing, computational fluid dynamics, electronics

Experience:  Evergreen Solar, JPMorganChase, Rome Laboratory/Hanscom AFB

Education:  PhD Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University; BS Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union

Philip Knodle

Philip Knodle

Principal Software Engineer

Expertise: Programming in multiple languages, Image analysis and processing, PCB design, machining

Experience:  TissueVision, Fraunhofer USA

Education:  BS Computer Science, Boston University

Maurice Covino

Maurice Covino

Director of Sales and Marketing

Expertise: Sales and Sales Management, Product Management, Product Marketing, General Management, PV Testing, International Sales

Experience: MoJo Solar, BERGER Lichttechnik, Spire, Schmid GmbH, SAE, Gilbert Engineering

Education: BA Government, Harvard University

Our Customers Include:
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