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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.

Maurice Covino

Maurice Covino

President and Director of Sales & 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

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

Philip Knodle

Philip Knodle

Principal Engineer

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

Experience:  TissueVision, Fraunhofer USA

Education:  BS Computer Science, Boston University

Richard Landy

Senior Software Engineer

Expertise: Software & Data Engineering, Cloud Architecture, Machine Learning and High Performance Computing

Experience: accenture, GridCure

Education: BA Computer Science, Columbia University

Rob Janoch

Rob Janoch


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 Hoeppner

Andrew Hoeppner


Expertise:  Solar panel testing and assembly

Experience:  D2Solar

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Recent News
19Sep 23

Rich Landy has joined BrightSpot Automation

Rich Landy has joined BrightSpot Automation as Senior Software Engineer.  He will further develop the IMPEL software for our Electroluminescence, Photoluminescence and UV Fluorescence…