Originally established by six engineers from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Dulas has grown consistently over the years as demand for renewable energy technologies has increased.
As an employee-owned business and co-operative, the company has opted for organic, planned growth, rather than a rapid, step-change expansion.
Dulas now has over 50 employees in three locations: Machynlleth in Wales, and Stirling and Inverness in Scotland. Our solar refrigerator manufacturing facility, Polestar Cooling, is located in West Sussex. Our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and cover a broad range of disciplines.
From specialist technicians and engineers to microgeneration installers and renewable energy service developers, Dulas has the expertise that you need to take your project to fruition.
Catherine McLennanCommercial Lead – Solar International
Catherine has worked for Dulas in the Solar International team since 2009 and in that time has built up a network of trusted in-country partners across the globe. Managing a successful sales and marketing programme for the cold chain business within Dulas, she is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key clients including international UN organisations and NGOs. Catherine is an excellent communicator and very passionate about her role, which includes extensive travel worldwide as an ambassador for Dulas.
Betty FreemanAccount Manager
Betty joined the Solar International’s sales team in 2022 as an Account Manager.
In this customer focused role, Betty communicates with our international customers and is focused on a client-centric approach to portfolio management. She has a strong understanding of client relationship management techniques developed over many years of experience.
Duncan HayAccount Manager
Duncan joined the Solar International team in 2023. As an Account manager Duncan liaises with our overseas clients and is available to discuss projects which require our solar powered vaccine refrigerators.
This is a key role actively involved in the sales operation within the refrigeration department and with a background in customer service Duncan brings many years of technical experience to the team.
Patrick HarrisSales Administrator
Patrick Harris currently heads up our customer satisfaction programme.
As a customer sales specialist, Patrick has excellent attention to detail and his communication skills are second-to-none.
Corrie JonesInternational Marketing Coordinator
Corrie has worked in the renewables sector for 15 years and has a background in cartography. Her specialisms include environmental impact assessments, site design and other planning services.
Now supporting Dulas’s sales and marketing functions, Corrie is passionate about communicating the benefits of our equipment to organisations including UNICEF, WHO and Gavi.
Bobbie WrightExport and Logistic Manager
With a background spanning ten years in solar system design, battery storage and key account management, Bobbie is responsible for the project management and delivery of Solar International orders. Bobbie has strong communication, planning and organisational skills and these personal strengths ensure the smooth running of our order and delivery process.
Claire TolandProject Manager
Claire has more than a decade of experience of Dulas project management under her belt, across a wide range of bespoke solar & hydro installations in the UK. She is currently focused on project managing Solar International’s overseas solar installation projects. Claire’s time management and problem-solving skills ensure that quality installations are delivered on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.
Gemma AthertonProcurement Manager
With over ten years’ experience working in the renewable energy sector, Gemma is responsible for the procurement of all system components of the
Dulas range of Solar Vaccine Refrigerator Systems. Gemma has responsibility for developing and maintaining supplier relationships and seeking value for money and on time delivery at all stages of order processing. With a background in export and procurement, Gemma is well versed on the complexities of managing stock and juggling customer requirements.
David ElliotPrincipal Technical Consultant
As the Principal Technical Consultant in the Solar International team, David leads and is responsible for the development of new products for Dulas’s overseas markets. David’s life-saving innovations have attracted award attention from i-Novo and the prestigious St. Andrews Prize for the Environment. David also travels extensively to teach Dulas’s International training programmes.
Tim LoeTechnical Support Specialist
Tim provides the first point of contact for technical support to Dulas’s existing customers, as well as supporting our sales and project delivery teams. He follows the entire customer support journey from first contact to follow up. He has a background in supporting customers and delivering projects in Higher Education, and for sustainable construction and renewable energy organisations.
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