Long Island-based Solar Provider Recognized for Helping Build Sustainable Future for Long Island
“Own your future, Long Island!” is the message from Scott Maskin, chief executive officer and president of SUNation Solar Systems, who this week received Long Island Business News’ Top CEO Award, an honor reserved for Long Island’s top executives of signature firms and organizations who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community service, and diversity. Maskin was honored at a ceremony on May 12, 2016 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York, where he was joined by other Long Island professionals and honorees.
“My passion for my work is motivated by my drive to make the world a better place – starting right here on Long Island. I will continue to strive to achieve new heights in my profession and give back to the community and the greater good whenever possible,” says Maskin.
Maskin’s company leadership and hands-on approach have driven the growth and branding of SUNation Solar Systems, the Long Island-based full-service solar installation company he co-founded in 2003. Prior to joining the solar industry, he worked as a traditional electrician in the 1980s; after obtaining his Master Electrician’s license in 1994, he made the decision to work independently. The next 18 years were filled with countless electrical and general contracting projects for hotels, “big box” retail stores, restaurants, and homes. Solar became a passion and a direction for him in 2001; three years later, he created SUNation with his partner Mike Bailis. Headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, the company focuses on unmatched attention to detail and a true dedication to the highest quality standards.
Outside of work, Mr. Maskin serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County; is a dedicated supporter of Last Chance Animal Rescue; and is heavily involved in the LGBT Network. Jonathan Chenkin, of LGBT Network Corporate and Business Relations, described him as someone who “gives of himself genuinely and freely, and supports those people and causes that he holds dear.”
Mr. Maskin started fostering dogs through Last Chance Animal Rescue in 2014. The organization’s founder and executive director, Whitney Knowlton, commented, “Scott is a man who is focused on building and improving the lives of those around him. His passion for life and his commitment to his family and to the community are evidenced in all that he does. We are blessed to have his unwavering commitment to our life saving mission.”