SLP Director HR David
September 22, 2021
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BERKELEY, CA, September 22, 2021 – Sun Light & Power (SLP), the Bay Area’s premier solar provider, announces the naming of David Schlocker as the new Director of People. David combines an impressive academic career with extensive real-world business experience. Highly motivated and accessible, he is modernizing SLP by emphasizing safety, education, and team member support.

Sun Light & Power COO Troy Tyler said, "I'm very excited about David's deep experience in strategic programs to develop people in project-based companies. We look forward to David's leadership to achieve Sun Light & Power's goal to be the preferred employer in the clean energy industry."

David brings more than two decades of Human Resources (HR) experience to Sun Light & Power. David was Vice President of HR at CSE Insurance Group for 23 years and more recently operated his own consulting service, HR Deming. After earning an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and an MBA in Finance, David became an adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley Extension, where he has designed and taught his own strategic HR classes since 2001. Importantly, he also has construction industry experience. Before joining SLP, David was Director of People at the legendary Bay Area construction company Cahill Contractors, where he advocated for employee benefits and helped implement work from home and safety practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When sharing his vision for the future, David said, “Human Resources will evolve into an employee centric department that focuses on safety, ethical interactions, retention, integrity, and transparent responses. Employees are our most valuable asset and we will be attentive to their needs by being proactive and progressive. We will engage our community and embrace diversity and inclusion.”

About Sun Light & Power

For 45 years, Sun Light & Power has delivered exceptional customer experience by designing and building the highest quality solar PV, solar thermal, and energy storage systems in the Bay Area and beyond. SLP’s dedicated team of employee owners serve a wide range of commercial, residential, nonprofit, and municipal clients. On January 3, 2012, Sun Light & Power became one of the first Benefit Corporations in California. SLP is also a certified B Corp and Alameda County Green Business. Founder and CEO Gary Gerber realized his long-standing goal to transition SLP to a 100% employee-owned ESOP in 2018. For more information, visit

Contact information:

Nancy Summers, Director of Sales & Marketing
Sun Light & Power
1035 Folger Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
nsummers (at)

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