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Johnson Controls Reorganizes Building Efficiency Business

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls is reorganizing its Building Efficiency business. Effective immediately, Building Efficiency will operate two separate businesses: 1) the North America branch business and 2) the global products business. Dave Myers, president of Building Efficiency, has resigned and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Bill Jackson, who most recently served as executive vice   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: Cox Enterprises, Bloom Energy, Plug Power, PowerSecure, AutoGrid Systems, Lighting Science

Linda Hardesty

Cox Enterprises promoted Steve Bradley (pictured) and Robert Fairey to senior directors. Bradley helps manage the long-term strategy for the Cox Conserves program. He oversees Cox’s alternative energy and water conservation projects. Fairey develops and implements strategies to manage Cox’s overall energy portfolio. Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and chairman and CEO of investment firm   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: Johnson Controls, NTE Energy, Rocky Mountain Institute, Rexel, Sapphire Energy

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls has appointed Michael Bartschat (pictured)as the company’s first chief procurement officer. Bartschat will report to R. Bruce McDonald, executive vice president and chief financial officer. In his new role, Bartschat will lead global procurement of purchased materials, products and services. Bartschat joined Johnson Controls in 2004 and most recently served as group vice president   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: Microgrid Solar, Sensity Systems, Sunrun

Linda Hardesty

Microgrid Solar hired Gordon Schweitzer (pictured) as director of energy efficiency services. Most recently, Schweitzer was lead engineer for the University of Delaware’s Mid-Atlantic Industrial Assessment Center. Schweitzer will help Microgrid Solar transform from being focused on solar PV to become more of a clean energy services operation. Sensity Systems appointed Phil Rehkemper as vice president and   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: ViZn Energy, Energi, Daintree Networks, NREL, Telkonet, Global Clean Energy

Linda Hardesty

Energy storage company ViZn Energy Systems appointed Ron Van Dell (pictured) as its president and chief executive officer. As president and CEO of SolarBridge Technologies, Van Dell led the launch of a microinverter for AC Solar Modules. He also served as president and CEO at Primarion (sold to Infineon), president and CEO at Legerity (spin   …Continue Reading

Acting FERC Chair Nominated for New Term

William Opalka

Cheryl LaFleur, the current acting chair at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the commission. Obama named LaFleur acting chairman in November after Jon Wellinghoff left the commission after seven years. LaFleur was one of his possible successors, but in January Obama instead nominated Norman Bay,   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: GridPoint, GE, Honeywell, Comverge, Regen Energy, NY Green Bank, EPRI

Linda Hardesty

Energy Management firm GridPoint announced that Senior Vice President of Marketing Mark Straton (pictured) will now also spearhead GridPoint’s sales force as SVP of sales and marketing. His senior leadership experience in sales and marketing at large organizations such as XEROX, ROLM, IBM and Siemens, and start-ups such as SocialExtract, supports GridPoint’s strategic goal of developing   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: EnerNOC, DOE Labs, Greensmith, ISO New England, PECI, McKinstry

Linda Hardesty

Phil Pergola has joined EnerNOC as vice president of Professional Services, reporting to SVP of Marketing and Sales, Gregg Dixon. In this new role, Pergola will be responsible for driving adoption of EnerNOC’s software. Pergola brings nearly 20 years of software industry experience to EnerNOC, including six years as a professional services leader at BMC   …Continue Reading

Energy Executive Moves: Nexant, Opower, NREL, EnTouch Controls, WSP Environmental

Linda Hardesty

Michael Mondshine joined WSP Environmental as vice president, sustainability and energy. Mondshine (pictured) is board chair for the Association of Climate Change Officers. He will be based in WSP’s Washington, DC, regional office in Arlington, Va., where he will help companies and government agencies manage risk in their operations and prepare for the likely impacts   …Continue Reading

FirstFuel Eyes ‘Mass Scale’ Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

FirstFuel Software enhanced its Remote Building Analytics (RBA) platform to drive commercial energy efficiency at mass scale. FirstFuel also hired former Groom Energy executive Paul Baier as vice president of products to spearhead adoption and implementation of the new platform. By leveraging technology advancements across both interval and monthly meter data, FirstFuel says the RBA   …Continue Reading

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