Meet the Team

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.




Mike Sutton

Sales Engineer

Mike has been working in the renewables industry for 12 years in both residential and commercial business development. He has in depth knowledge the market and finding the best solution for each scenario.

As a passionate soccer tragic, he volunteers his time coaching 2 teams and serving as the President of his local club, the mighty Surfside Waves SC. He really believes in building community where we are and all moving through life's challenges as one.



Samantha Learmont

Sales Representative

Samantha has worked in numerous customer service roles over the past 4 years, allowing her to gain a variety of skills she uses in her Administrative role with Energy Assist.

Samantha was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Australia. Outside of work Samantha is studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science, and enjoys time with her friends, family and pets.