SMA Australia appoints Tallaesen Fleming to VP of Large Scale and Project Solutions

SMA Australia appoints Tallaesen Fleming to VP of Large Scale and Project Solutions

Senior engineer Tallaesen Fleming joins SMA Australia as Vice President of Large Scale and Project Solutions, with Josh Birmingham promoted to a global sales and markets role within SMA’s global operations

SMA Australia, a global leader in manufacturing premium solar and battery inverter solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tallaesen Fleming to the role of Vice President of Large Scale and Project Solutions.

Tallaesen is a highly accomplished Chartered Professional Engineer with an impressive track record of 20 years in the construction industry. His expertise spans across diverse sectors, including water, gas, and civil engineering. However, it is within the realm of renewables where he has discovered his true passion.

With his deep understanding of renewable energy and his ability to inspire and motivate teams, Tallaesen is an invaluable asset in driving sustainable and impactful projects forward. His visionary approach and ability to deliver remarkable results make him a sought-after professional within the industry.

Tallaesen has led teams of over 100 people in delivering excellent project and organisational outcomes. Through his diverse experiences and training, Tallaesen has developed an inclusive leadership style that challenges teams to excel.

In his new role within SMA Australia, Tallaesen will play a pivotal role in driving growth and fostering strategic partnerships within this crucial segment of the business.

“Innovations from SMA have shaped the success of the energy transition for over 40 years,” said Tallaesen. “I look forward to being part of SMA’s journey to make renewable energy accessible to everyone.”

Doris Spielthenner, SMA Australia’s Managing Director, expressed great enthusiasm and confidence in Tallaesen’s ability to lead the large-scale segment towards new heights.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tallaesen to our management team,” she said. “With an impressive track record and deep industry insights, Tal is the ideal candidate to continue to drive our large-scale business forward. Under his guidance, we will further strengthen our market presence and capitalise on emerging opportunities in the renewable energy sector.”

Josh Birmingham, who previously held Tallaesen’s role, has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Markets on a global scale. Josh's exceptional leadership and extensive experience in the solar industry make him the ideal candidate to drive SMA Solar Technology's sales and market expansion worldwide.

During his tenure with SMA Australia, Josh has successfully led the Large Scale and Project Solutions team in the Australian market. Under his guidance, Josh has demonstrated a deep understanding of the local market dynamics and successfully spearheaded several initiatives that have resulted in significant growth for SMA Australia. His unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality solutions has earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues and customers alike.

Josh said, “I am thrilled to start working with the wider global SMA community, taking the experience I’ve acquired within the Australian team and applying it to an international context.”

On the new appointments, Doris Spielthenner added: “Whether it’s in the home, across the commercial sector or supporting large-scale and industrial projects, SMA continues to support the planet’s race to net zero - both within Australia and in the global arena. These strategic appointments reinforce SMA's commitment to becoming a global leader in the renewable energy sector.

“With a focus on urgent topics within the industry including grid-forming and cybersecurity, SMA Australia is committed to revolutionising the global energy landscape and delivering innovative solutions that enable a brighter and more sustainable future for all.”

About SMA Australia
SMA Australia is the world’s longest-servicing solar inverter manufacturer. Over 750,000 SMA inverters have already been installed across Australia alone, producing more than 35% of all solar electricity in the country. With a 40-year legacy in large-scale solar within Australia, SMA is the chosen European PV inverter manufacturer brand in the Australian solar market.

Worldwide, the SMA Group is setting the standards today for the decentralised and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. SMA inverters with a total output of approximately 115 gigawatts have been installed in more than 190 countries worldwide. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by approximately 1,700 patents and utility models.