Tim Stocker is the product manager of energy storage solutions for SMA America, the U.S.-based subsidiary of solar inverter leader SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Germany. In this role, he manages SMA’s energy storage product portfolio for the residential, commercial and utility-scale business units in the Americas. That includes currently available products, as well as those that are new or new to local markets. Stocker joined SMA as a product engineer, in which he provided strategic and overall product engineering support for the Sunny Central CP-US line of inverters. In that capacity, he led all model changes, DFx improvement measures and engineering cost-out. Before that, he was the lead PV engineer for LTi ReEnergy USA, where he played a key role in the development of solar station design. Stocker earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylania.