Eric “Rudy” Morud
Business Development Director
Business Development Director Eric Morud and his family of 5 made a leap of faith to the emerald isle in June of 2017. With a study abroad program at St. John’s University, Eric had the opportunity to study for a semester at University College Cork (Ireland), which forever changed the course of his life. One month into the program he met future wife, Martina Kelly of Roscommon, and ‘the rest is history’.
Martina emigrated to Minnesota with Eric to build a family and continue her teaching career that landed her at Hill-Murray School teaching art for just over 10 years. While living in the U.S. they were blessed with 3 children, Keelin (14), Livia (11) and Charlie (9). When asked ‘why did you move to Ireland?’, Eric smirks to respond ‘Well, our plan was always to move to Ireland…we just happened to be on the 5 YEAR plan for 13 YEARS!’.
Moving on to new adventures is nothing new to Eric. He was born in Fargo, North Dakota but relocated along with his family 4 times before graduating High School. He sees each move as an opportunity to build new relationships. Ireland is certainly no different on that front and the challenge and opportunity excites Eric greatly. While living in the Twin Cities, Eric built a commercial painting and retrofitting company before selling it to a long time employee turned business partner, Brett Janzen. With that company left in great hands, Eric Morud then joined his brother’s TruNorth Solar team in November of 2017. Eric travels to the states often and works remotely to work with the TruNorth Solar sales team to meet their goals and “Together, Realize Potentials”.
Why did you get into the solar industry?
It was an opportunity to work with my brother and make a meaningful difference to a company that is filled with passionate people that truly care for each-other and the purpose of its mission.
A fun fact about myself.
As a 7 year old, I kissed Shamoo the Orca Whale at SeaWorld.