South Coast Solar CEO to Lead Energy Association

Tucker Crawford Named President of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tucker Crawford has stepped down as CEO of South Coast Solar in order to devote his full-time as President of one of the largest regional solar industry associations in the country.

While he has served as President of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA) in a part-time capacity, along with six other board members for the last two years; he will now devote 100% of his time to the association working to expand the use of solar power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Robert L. Suggs, Jr., is now the CEO of South Coast Solar, LLC, with Scott Oman serving as COO. Crawford will remain an owner and director of the company.

Make It Right Solar’s Director of Operations Pierre Moses credited South Coast’s leadership—Crawford, Suggs and Oman—in creating a thriving solar economy in Louisiana. “Robert has the experience and entrepreneurial drive to sustain the company's growth and create new opportunities moving forward,” he said.

A long-time advocate of renewable energy, Crawford worked directly with the Louisiana Department of Revenue to craft rules regarding solar tax legislation. He intends to adopt the same forward thinking that has made Louisiana a successful solar power model in Mississippi and Alabama.

“Louisiana has already demonstrated how successful the solar energy industry can be by creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs and saving homeowners millions of dollars in utility bills,” Crawford said.

ABOUT SOUTH COAST SOLAR: Headquartered in the New Orleans metropolitan area, South Coast Solar, LLC, is one of the region’s first and largest solar energy contractors conducting operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and overseas.

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Source: South Coast Solar, LLC