Max Sugihara

Director of Product Management, Carports and Rooftops

Max joined Borrego Solar in 2005 and currently serves as the Director of Product Management for Carports and Rooftops, working out of the company’s corporate headquarters in San Diego. Prior to this role, he has served as a project developer focused on both the development and acquisition of utility-scale solar projects throughout the country, as a Regional Operations Director for Borrego’s Southern California branch, and as a PV Project Consultant for the Consulting & Development Services team. He has handled land acquisitions, interconnection processes, and entitlements, supported the groups’ EPC scope and price efforts, and led Project Managers and Site Superintendents to mitigate project risk in the design stages and deliver on time and within budget. His background includes experience as a field installer, crew leader, commercial site supervisor, and senior commercial Project Manager on over 15 MWs of installed solar projects. This experience has equipped him with the knowledge to provide a high level of solar expertise for our clients. Max is a certified member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®), and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a Minor in Appropriate Technology from Humboldt State University.