EEreports.com is your go-to source for the latest breakthroughs in energy efficiency technologies, unbiased product reviews and project financing. You’ll get pinpoint access to the information, tools, and advice that will help you to decide how to get the most out of your energy efficiency and/or renewable energy investment.
Each week, EEreports.com will provide you with the latest industry news plus innovative solutions by specific building types that are easy to understand – with lots of videos for consumers and contractors.
EEreports’ management team brings decades of diverse experience in energy management, system integration, engineering, M&V, renewable energy, sustainability, financing, project development and related fields.
Frank Maricic, President & Founder
Frank has 20 years of web development, marketing, sales and strategic business development experience. Beginning in 1995, he founded the pioneering e-commerce company, Internet Marketing & Research Inc. (IMR). Frank entered the energy industry in 2005 as Director of Sales at UtiliSave, the leading energy auditing company specializing in providing clients with information and technology to reduce their utility expenses. In 2011, Frank became the Director of Sales & Marketing for the start-up team at Joule Assets, the innovative provider of EE financing and market revenue tools.
While regularly conducting market research, Frank realized that he was constantly wasting a vast amount of time. Searching for EE technology providers and their competitors by desired category was impossible unless you already knew their name. Also difficult was finding EE solutions by specific building type or technology. Frank’s frustrations led to the idea of creating the first one-stop source for EE solutions so building owners and contractors can get instant access to valuable content from an unbiased source.
George Belich, Executive VP & Co-Founder
With 35 years in the energy industry as a software engineer, systems integrator, hardware developer, product manager and entrepreneur. George brings a strong technical background in smart grid, energy management, utility metering, communications, systems integration, database management and solution selling. George has a proven track record of bringing various vendor solutions and technologies together for the energy management field. Some of these technologies include Micro CHP, Daylighting and SaaS platforms for energy service and wireless technologies. Mr. Belich also consults in analytics and metering for select companies by supporting operational recommendations based in the various systems.
Previously Mr. Belich served as Vice President for Energy Management Systems (EMS) Sales for Elster Energy ICT, George provided meter data collection, management and processing software solutions to meet the needs of energy service companies (ESCO’s), industrial, retail, commercial and government users. Some of the large multisite companies he worked with include: Walmart, US Navy, Department of Labor and many more. George sold and supported the software as a service (SaaS) and the metering hardware and solutions for electric, gas, water and steam.
Gary Peterson, Advisory Board Member
Gary Peterson, of EdgeGEN, has over 25 years of experience in various management and consulting roles demonstrating success in leading enterprise-wide conservation programs with particular emphasis in energy, environmental, and operational cost reduction strategies. Gary has led large-scale transformation initiatives minimizing waste streams, reducing carbon footprints, while increasing productivity and profitability for a multitude of different sector clients.
Gary is a strong advocate for effective change management ensuring successful sustainability program development and implementation. He has consulted with many companies such as Proctor & Gamble, IBM, Ahlstrom, GDF Suez, Aetna Insurance, Wal-Mart, Ford Motor, Boeing, Pfizer, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Yale New Haven Hospital, and many more.
Marc Karell, VP Engineering
Marc Karell is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Existing Building Certification Professional (EBCP), with over 25 years of experience. As President and founder of the highly regarded energy firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, Mark assisted companies in developing robust sustainability, climate change and energy saving programs. Mark has a proven track record of working with diverse companies and buildings to not just perform energy upgrades or comply with current energy and environmental regulations, but to do so reliably and for the greatest cost benefit.
Mr. Karell’s specialties include: Energy audits, retro-commissioning, sustainability, smart engineering, problem solving, climate change, greenhouse gas emission inventories (carbon footprinting), air and hazardous air pollutant emissions inventories, regulatory compliance assessments (audits), strategies for compliance or emission reduction and design of air pollution control equipment.
Dan Gadigian, VP Operations
Dan has spent the last 10 years in the Mergers and Acquisitions field. During that time, he has been involved in numerous purchases of private and public companies. In the last 2 years, while working for a manufacturing company, he led the integration of purchased companies into the parent company. This responsibility included the oversight of all functions, including finance, legal, manufacturing and human resources.
Mr. Gadigian started his post-collegiate career in the solar industry, focusing on legislative reform and financing programs for residential and commercial solar installers. His education in economics and environmental studies is what led him to take his experience in finance and focus it towards the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.
Ken Rothstein, VP Creative Services
Ken Rothstein is more than a renowned direct response copywriter. He’s a creative strategist and marketer located in New York City who for more than 25 years has created award-winning direct response advertising and direct mail that has quite literally changed the industry.
His client list is extensive and he has created controls for the leading publications, including Business Week (the highest grossing package in their history with roll-out all over the world, including Asia), Men’s Fitness, Guideposts, Primedia (Automotive Group), International Master’s Publishers, Reader’s Digest, Consumer Reports, Hearst Publications, AIG Insurance, and many more.
Mr. Rothstein was involved in the initial development of the airline’s industry first affinity program which became a model for the industry and for future programs of its type. Formerly, he served as Executive Creative Director of CUC International, where he oversaw a department of 40 direct marketers and helped revenues soar over 40% in two years! In 2004, Ken was awarded top honors at the International Caples Award.
Michael Realbuto, Director of Sales
Mr. Realbuto is a sales veteran who currently focuses on the food processing and distribution industry. In addition to pursuing his various businesses and projects, Michael has consistently been working for and consulting with six different food manufacturing and distribution businesses. Starting at a young age, Michael worked in his family’s 7th generation business, which touches all aspects of the food industry. This background gives him a unique and powerful knowledge of the needs and challenges faced by the leaders of food based businesses.
Michael has been a self-motivated entrepreneur and salesman with additional experience in the hospitality, telecommunications, entertainment, and auto care industries. By the age of 14, he had already built his own website to sell apparel and after-market cell phones and accessories. After attending SUNY Binghamton’s School of Business Honors Program, Michael’s first project was the management of a complete renovation and re-branding of an auto care company, which quickly increased their sales by 40%. His most recent business venture included the creation and management of an event production company, quickly becoming one of the largest producers of warehouse concert events in North America. With his new concentration on energy efficiency and renewable energy, EE Reports is excited to bring Michael’s talents in sales and project management to the team.
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