Meet the Team

Energy Assist's office will be closed over Christmas from 22nd December 2018 and reopening 3rd January 2019. We will continue with installations during this time and be contactable via our office phone number.

Kris van Gaalen

Design and Installation Engineer

Kris is an experienced qualified electrician and an accredited solar power installer.

He has worked in the industry since 2008 and also has qualifications in electro technology and first aid.

Kris was born in Germany and enjoys golf, football and soccer

 

 

 

Jeroen van Gaalen

Installation Supervisor

Jeroen has studied both electrical engineering and marketing, and is a highly trained solar power installer having worked in the industry since 2011.

He works across all aspects of the installation including the design and commissioning.

Jeroen was born in Holland, speaks Dutch fluently and enjoys playing soccer which he has done since he was 8 years old.

 

 

Dolf van Gaalen

Battery Specialist

Dolf is a qualified electrical engineer and has been working in his field for the last 45 years, while being active in the solar industry at Energy Assist since 1994.

He specialises in Battery installations (both on and off grid) as well as designing solar systems for buildings under construction and is also actively involved in commercial installations.

Outside of work Dolf enjoys golf, soccer and spending time with his family.

 

 

Keith Ondarchie

Commercial Manager

Keith has been in the power and construction industry for the last 40 years and has been working in the solar power field for 15 years.

With an engineering degree and a vast knowledge of the solar industry, Keith focuses on all large commercial installations and works closely with his customers to design large and effective systems.

 

 

 

Adrian Vassallo

Sales Engineer

Adrian has worked in the solar industry for the last 8 years and has over 16 years experience in customer service roles.

Adrian is a sales engineer with qualifications in home sustainability and partakes in regular training from manufacturers on current products.

Outside of work Adrian is on the committee for both his local Junior Football Club and Junior & Senior Cricket Clubs.

 

 

Astrid Knipe

Sales Representative

Astrid began through a traineeship with Energy Assist and completed her Certificate III in Business.

With over 5 years experience in customer service Astrid’s role has grown into a Sales Representative who also manages administration and customer service.

Astrid also has a love of painting and drawing which she explores in her free time.