The team worked efficiently, needed little direction, and completed projects throughout the summer with no disruptions to our daily operations. There are not words to express how smoothly and effectively this project…
Robin L. Berry
Superintendent,Palo Verde Elementary School District
I would recommend Veregy, Formerly Midstate Energy to any Arizona school district interested in reducing its energy consumption and/or seeking to make capital…
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Auxiliary Services,Glendale Elementary School District
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Chief Financial Officer,Tolleson Union High School District
With several years of experience in the performance contracting industry, Clayton’s rich understanding of managing operational teams, strategic initiatives, technology, and finance positions him well as the Veregy Vice President of the Western Region. Clayton is a graduate of the University of Denver.
Director of Sales
As the Director of the Western Region sales team, Ben leads a team of consultative and collaborative account executives in helping leaders and operations managers throughout the West Coast understand their healthy building, decarbonization, and energy efficiency solutions. He has successfully marketed ESCO projects for over 15 years with millions saved in energy expenses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toledo.
Director of Vehicle Electrification
As a former transit professional and innovator with several years experience working for Valley Metro RPTA, Scott joined the Veregy team in 2021 to head up our vehicle electrification division. Scott is responsible for working directly with municipalities, schools and transit customers to deliver EV fleet and infrastructure plans and solutions that support your organizations needs.
Director of Development - Energy
Tom is Midstate Energy’s, now Veregy first Engineer. As a founder of Midstate Energy, a Veregy Company, he brings rich engineering solutions to client facilities and systems. Currently, he is leading development and support for pre-and post-construction projects. He has more than 30 years of experience in designing and constructing energy systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Director of Operations
Scott’s responsibilities include construction management, field coordination, and negotiating contracts with subcontractors. He has 34 years of experience in HVAC and electrical construction services, including project management and quality control program implementation. Scott’s education includes the Universal CFC License, OSHA 510 certification and multiple professional contracting licenses, as well as attendance at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Senior Sales Account Manager
As one of the original founders of Midstate Energy, a Veregy Company, Ron is passionate about building relationships. With more than 25 years in the energy and construction field, Ron brings his skillset to the team by consulting with school districts, and municipalities throughout the Southwest. Most recently, he is working to expand the Texas markets
Manager of Operations - HVAC
Chris is responsible for the Western Region Service Department. As Director of Energy Management Services, he implements, schedules and is responsible for quality control on all Energy Management Services projects that Veregy implements in the Western Region. He also trains and mentors apprentices in the industry. He has attended both Arizona State University and Mesa Community College.
Manager of Operations - HVAC
Chris has been in HVAC since the age of 12 working alongside his father. Once his father retired, Chris took over the business at Four Star, a Veregy Company. He continues the Four Star legacy at Veregy by building relationships with integrity, honesty, and hard work. Chris holds a Texas and Oklahoma Master’s HVACR license, as well as an EPA certification.
Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications
Cory manages the marketing initiatives for Veregy’s Western Region, including developing thought leadership for our clients, networking organizations, tradeshows, website, social media, marketing campaigns, and proposals. Cory spent time in the U.S. House of Representatives as a congressional intern which provided great insight into the challenges our K12, local and state government clients face on a daily basis, specifically as it relates to resiliency.
Cory has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from Arizona State University.
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Paul Benson, Sr.
Paul Benson has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. Most recently, he has been the Regional Safety Director of the largest steel erector/fabricator in the US. He utilizes his knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to develop practical and compliant programs and policies. His responsibilities, in part, will be to maintain a safe and healthy job site, work with local subcontractors to ensure they follow Veregy company policies and work with National Insurance and Risk programs to ensure compliance and risk reduction.
Paul has a certificate of completion with the International Associate of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, as well as being a certified OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer. He is also an accredited Safety Manager Specialist, from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
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With over 20 years of experience in the energy industry Staffan Akerstrom has extensive experience in energy efficiency, power generation, renewables, and energy software-as-a-service. Staffan’s work has included program management, project development, operations management, project/construction management, and product development.
Staffan is a co-founder of Enpowered Solutions, now a Veregy company, and has been an invited panel member in many energy and sustainability forums including the International Dairy Foods Association, Calit2 at UC Irvine, Pacific Region CHP Applications Center, and FMA. Staffan has been quoted in several publications such as Food Engineering and Distributed Energy on topics of sustainability, water management, distributed generation, and energy management. He has also served as a host of a Webcast discussing Energy Intelligence.
Previously Staffan was the co-founder of EPS Corp, where he commercialized one of the first real-time sustainability software-as-a-service platforms and was also EVP-GM for the enterprise energy management business of Ameresco Intelligent Systems. He has developed multiple onsite generation projects of various technologies nationally, including biogas and natural gas-fired IC engines, gas turbines, and also photovoltaic systems. His energy efficiency expertise includes HVAC, refrigeration, compressed air, steam, and hot water systems for both commercial and industrial facilities.
Staffan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a California Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional.
General Manager, CEM, M.S.M.E.
With over 20 years of broad experience in the energy industry, Shiva Subramanya is a seasoned energy executive with expertise in technical development, product development, energy engineering, and project/construction management of many projects. A highly regarded energy professional, Shiva co-founded EPS Corporation and Enpowered Solutions, now a Veregy Company and is a frequent speaker on wide-ranging energy and environmental issues across the country. He also has published papers in the energy industry.
Most recently Shiva was EVP-GM at Ameresco where he ran the energy efficiency and demand response business for Ameresco Intelligent Systems. His responsibilities included the development and design of the automated demand response business. His technical expertise includes cogeneration, refrigeration, boilers, HVAC, central plants, and controls.
Shiva’s impressive experience also includes responsibility for the design of software to control building management system response to real-time pricing signals from utilities. He was also instrumental in the development of an enterprise energy management software and automated demand response software for EPS Corp. He has also taught graduate-level energy courses at Portland State University.
Shiva earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a also Certified Energy Manager, a member of ASHRAE, and the Association of Energy Engineers.
Senior Sales Account Manager
An experienced operations, demand-side management, energy regulatory and policy and strategic business development professional, Shea Dibble has over 20 years of experience in the energy and industrial/manufacturing market sectors. His 10-year career with the Sempra Energy utilities spanned several positions at Southern California Gas Company and later at San Diego Gas & Electric.
As SDG&E’s Energy Programs Supervisor, Shea directed staff in the deployment and administration of integrated energy efficiency and demand response programs and was the non-residential lead for the development of the California Energy Commission’s legislated Long Term Strategic Plan.
Shea served as a Sempra Energy Utility HVAC Lead for California’s Statewide Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, and the Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) Steering Committee. He is a co-Founder of the Western HVAC Performance Alliance and PerformanceAlliance.org.
Most recently, Shea held the position of Associate Director of Business Development and later Associate Director of HVAC Program Operations for Portland Energy Conservation Inc. where he was responsible for strategic planning, client and customer care, program fulfillment and business development. He recently served as the Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) Co-Director and later as the WHPA’s Director of Regulatory and Policy.
Senior Sales Account Manger, B.S.M.E.
With over 20 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, engineering and control systems, Eric Spink has an in-depth expertise in project development and design, and project and services management. He has over ten years of executive management experience as vice president of a large energy services company, president of a renewable energy and control system integration company, and vice president and chief operating officer for a general engineering contractor.
He was responsible for running an enterprise energy management’s services group that consisted of a team of professional engineers, energy engineers, and energy analysts responsible for meeting or exceeding customers’ long-term sustainability and energy reduction goals and ensuring customer satisfaction. He has extensive experience in photovoltaic system design and installation, and control system design, programming, and integration. He has broad expertise in big data analytics and possesses a solid awareness and comprehension of its correlation with strategic business interests and everyday operations.
Eric earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California.