About GreenSource & Tad Simmons
I am the founder of GreenSource Consultants, Tad Simmons. Pleased to meet you. The primary purpose and service of GreenSource is to build exciting businesses in sustainability – whether they be in technology, products, or services; in water, energy, materials, buildings, communities, agriculture, or transportation. Doing this in powerful and positive ways is what is most exciting to me. I and my partners serve many purposes for clients, and make powerful differences that are often impossible to quantify. With careful consideration and thought, creative discovery & analysis—and with bold, intelligent declaration of what will come next—we enjoy making great things happen for our clients.
Founder Tad Simmons
I earned my Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from San Diego State University. My experience includes 8 years as an engineer and technical lead at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) serving various government and private sector clients. I had various research & development roles in projects as diverse as:
- Fuel cell instrumentation
- Flat-panel digital x-ray imaging system development
- Custom integrated circuit adaptation and application
- Renewable energy technology
- Project management
- Design reviews
- Strategic partnerships
- Proposal team participation including preparing a section of a $500 million management and operations proposal for the U.S. Government’s National
- Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Wind turbine and electric vehicle motor design facilitation
- Support of various new product launches
I earned a certificate in Global Business Management while at SAIC, am a two-time winner of the Saturn Award for Leadership as part of the Suntrakker Solar Car team at SDSU, and, because I thought my world as an engineer needed expanding, I earned my Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
During my engineering education at San Diego State University, I served as Electrical Engineering Team Lead for the Suntrakker Solar Car team as I and fellow team members designed and built the Suntrakker solar vehicle and entered and completed (7th in our class) the 2000 mile World Solar Challenge in Australia.
In 1993, I worked briefly on RADAR target simulation technology for Naval Research and Development in Point Loma, California. From 1993 to 2001, I was a Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Lead at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
From 1999 to 2003, I was President & CEO of Gober Gear, Inc., introducing off-road mountain bike trailers for mountain biking with cargo or kids in tow.
From 2001 to 2007, I inspired and went on to participate in the development of the Home Depot Solar program in stores in San Diego. I worked as a consultant and sales manager for Clean Power Systems, Kerr Enterprises, and Rockwell Electric, a subsidiary of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. I am now happy to provide solar power systems through Newport Power in San Clemente, CA for commercial buildings, and Sungenia Solar Solutions in San Diego for exceptionally great residential projects.
In 2002, I and my team discussed launching Illuminare, (later, Satori) a high-performance electric vehicle company for the auto enthusiast, high-performance vehicle market. We developed plans but chose not to pursue the project after funding was directed to other things by our investors.
On October 16, 2009, I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. On October 21, 2009, Mr. Simmons was appointed CEO. I resigned in 2010 and became CEO of GS Enviroservices, Inc. (OTCQB:GSEN) when GreenSource Corp. acquired the company. GreenSource no longer holds a controlling interest in GS Enviroservices and Mr. Simmons and the board appointed a new CEO in December 2013.
From 2008 to present I have been President and CEO of GreenSource Corporation and GreenSource Consultants, providing technical and management consulting services to various clients in green-tech, cleantech, and the sustainability industry.