Professional Team

Executive Management

Kendra A. McQuilton

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kendra is responsible for all high-level management including setting and communicating the company’s strategic direction, balancing resources, ensuring the company’s values are applied from top to bottom, making decisions related to human resources, legal, and financial matters, and overseeing and delivering the company’s performance.

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David M. Newman, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, CEA

VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

David has over 20 years of diverse experience in engineering project management and providing engineering services to industrial manufacturing, institutional, commercial and governmental clients.

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O. Von Banks

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Von has over 16 years of experience in construction and development on the local, state and federal levels. His primary focus is on county, local and state government facilities and institutions.

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Ashley M. Heintz-Lynch

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Responsible for the expansion of ECG’s customer base and business growth, Ashley develops, coordinates and implements plans and initiatives to capture company opportunities. She leads ECG with marketing, social media and event planning.

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Aldo Mazzaferro, PE, CEM, CEA

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

Aldo is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of ECG’s projects. He ensures the successful completion of each project by providing technical oversight to each client’s satisfaction and through the management of ECG’s energy engineering team. Aldo’s team is primarily responsible for conducting energy benchmarking studies, analyzing site-specific project proposals, and providing technical guidance to our customers in project development, contract negotiations and the implementation phase.

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  • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

    Justin Benoit

    PROJECT ENGINEER

    Justin is responsible for aiding with technical aspects of projects from conception to completion including mechanical, electrical and plumbing design. As a project engineer, he is involved in all facets from new project development to support in the design and construction phases. Justin holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.

    Michael Sahm, Ph.D.

    MECHANICAL AND ENERGY ENGINEER/PROJECT MANAGER

    Michael is a mechanical engineer specialized in delivering practical integrated energy systems solutions for applications ranging from building scale to eco-city concept design and development. He is experienced in advanced technology application, strategy development, solar and fuel cell systems, integrated building systems, measurement verification, critical quantitative data, and specializes in energy efficiency. Michael has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Bill Bassett, Ed.D.

    PROGAM MANAGER/DEVELOPER (New York)

    Bill brings extensive knowledge to ECG through his 35-year career in public education. Bill is able to appreciate the goals and challenges school leaders face and has an understanding of energy efficiency and conservation through his experience working on energy projects and renovations as a school superintendent. Bill supports ECG’s business development and client relations efforts.

    Steve Vavrek

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT (Connecticut Municipalities)

    Steve has over 20 years of experience as an elected official. He implemented various energy conservation measures as the first selectman of Monroe, CT, and looks forward to working with your city or town to bring the benefits of energy performance contracting projects to your community.

  • ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE

    Matthew Kazubowski, RA

    VP OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

    Matthew has 20 years of diverse experience in architectural design in commercial, institutional and school construction management, including 15 years with the New York State Education Department.

    His areas of expertise include: comprehensive architectural building evaluations, construction site inspections, architectural & engineering project reviews, construction documents, architectural design of various school projects, and work coordination with project managers in the field. He has excellent graphic presentation skills and computer-based training (AutoCAD – 3D software, Adobe).

    Matthew also coordinates and oversees site construction meetings and inspections.

    Matthew has worked with ECG on multiple educational and municipal Energy Performance Projects throughout Tri-State area and Pennsylvania. His experience extends to architectural and technical aspects of EPC projects as well as comprehensive evaluation of EPC proposals.

    Matthew holds a Master of Architecture & Urbanism from the Cracow University of Technology. He is licensed as a Registered Architect in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

    Elisa Cotelo

    PROJECT DESIGNER

    Elisa’s primary roles at ECG include architectural drafting, state code research, construction documents, meeting minutes, field inspections, and assisting with overall project management. She is highly experienced in computer-based drawing (i.e., AutoCAD). Additionally, she has studied urban planning in France, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden with a focus in geothermal energy.

    Harold Friedman

    MECHANICAL ENGINEER

    Harold has 30 years of experience in the design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering systems. Harold has further expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, fire protection systems, filtration, recirculation, medical, geothermal, boiler plants, cogeneration, solar and domestic hot water, and building management control systems.

  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

    Kim Kirsch

    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

    Kim provides executive-level support to ECG’s management team and oversees the firm’s day-to-day administrative operations. She handles all of ECG’s sensitive administrative tasks including bookkeeping, scheduling appointments, maintaining licenses and certifications, and preparing regulatory agency documents and proposal packages.

    Greg Anderson

    CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL/PROJECT MANAGER

    Greg handles field supervision for ECG’s projects. He provides ECG’s clients with project management, building inspections and construction reports, leveraging his experience as a fire chief and fire marshal and expertise in hazmat awareness and operations, building construction and emergency preparedness.