In 2007, executives at Baker Electric decided to take a chance on a budding industry. After taking some lumps out of the gate, Baker's emergence into the solar electric installation market is becoming a regular and important part of its business.
Brian Miliate, chief financial officer for Baker Electric Inc., was there at the beginning of Baker Electric Solar, a division within the company. He's also the solar division’s general manager.
Baker Electric as a company is 74 years old, hardly a novice in the workings of business. But when the time came for a change in company structure, Miliate was expected to sell the idea of the company, and teach others to as well, when selling wasn't exactly Baker’s strong suit.