Fred Catapano - EmPower Solar

Fred Catapano

Fred graduated from Stony Brook University with his Master’s in Human Resource Management. He currently holds his SHRM-CP certification and is an active member on the SHRM LI certification committee. Fred volunteers his time to help facilitate learning for HR professionals as they take on the challenge of obtaining their SHRM certification.


Prior to working with EmPower Solar, Fred was dedicated to supporting individuals with special needs. He started his HR career as a Professional Development Coordinator in 2009. From there, Fred became part of Human Resources Management team for over five years, as the Talent Manager and later the Director of Talent Acquisition at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc (FREE). This position allowed him the opportunity to successfully lead a team by applying his Human Resources knowledge to complex staffing and human relations challenges.


While at FREE, Fred was introduced to EmPower Solar when he learned of many residential homes having solar installed, as a client. Fred believes renewable energy must become an increasing part of everyone’s everyday life. He is excited to now be part of building a dedicated, motivated and committed workforce to achieving this goal.