Stark Tech Expands Board of Directors with M&A Expert

Buffalo, NY – Stark Tech, a leader in facility and energy optimization, has recently expanded its board of directors. Included in those additions is Paul DellaNeve, Vice President of Corporate Development for Moog Inc.

Paul DellaNeve

Paul joins the board to bring outside expertise and leadership in streamlining processes for new mergers and acquisitions. He is currently a key player in Moog’s success as a $2.9B public company. Paul established Moog’s Corporate Development function that moved away from ad hoc acquisition methods to a better focused set of M&A processes, expanding M&A beyond acquisitions to include partnerships and encourage collaboration.

“Paul’s experience in mergers and acquisitions, and process standards will be incredibly helpful as we develop our own standards and processes as we grow through mergers and acquisitions,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech. “With each acquisition, we do it a little better, but under Paul’s guidance, we can create a process that brings new companies into the Stark family and build on the excitement of joining our great company and the amazing talent that we have in house. We’re stronger together, and we want to make sure each new team gets onboarded the right way from day one.”

Stark Tech offers turnkey solutions to the building services and renewables industries. This year, Stark’s board made the decision to expand its capabilities to include clean-tech solutions in response to new regulatory guidelines and government incentives pushing renewable integration. Stark Tech implements solutions that help stabilize the power grid, so the lights “stay on” when the power goes out.  For more information, visit StarkTech.com

Stark Tech Expands Board of Directors
with Addition of Clean-Tech Expert

Buffalo, NY – Stark Tech, a leader in facility and energy optimization, has recently expanded its board of directors. Included in those additions is John Powers, President and co-founder of CleanCapital.

Jon Powers, Director

He joins the board to bring outside expertise and leadership in clean-tech. Stark recently added three new companies to its portfolio to expand offerings as a clean-tech provider.

Jon will help guide the board in decisions that elevate the solutions and capabilities to the markets Stark serves, which now include renewable natural gas, battery energy storage, and turnkey renewable development, focused on, but not limited to, solar and biogas solutions.

Jon is a clean energy and national security expert committed to making clean energy accessible to everyone. He currently leads the business development and marketing divisions for CleanCapital.  Prior to that, he led public sector business development at Bloom Energy. His passion for clean energy stems from his time serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq, where he learned how vital clean energy is to protecting America’s national security. He helped to revolutionize the U.S. Army’s energy program, first as Special Adviser for Energy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and later as Director of Outreach for the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force. In 2012, Jon was appointed to the post of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer by President Obama.

“We are thrilled to bring Jon to the board of directors. His talent and expertise will be vital to the future growth of Stark Tech,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech. “In order for Stark Tech to continue to grow and service our customers’ needs we need to continue to be nimble, bold and gritty, adding capabilities based on market trends and customer needs.”

The company will continue to offer turnkey solutions to the building services industry, but has added new capabilities in response to new regulatory guidelines and government incentives pushing renewable integration. Stark Tech implements solutions that help stabilize the power grid, so the lights “stay on” when the power goes out.

For more information, visit StarkTech.com.

Stark Tech Expands Board of Directors with Addition of Utility, Grid Expert

Buffalo, NY – Stark Tech, a leader in facility and energy optimization, has recently expanded its board of directors. Included in those additions is Larry Reilly, lecturer at Yale University, who brings expertise in the electric grid.

Larry Reilly, Director

Larry brings more than 30 years of experience understanding the electric grid having served as President and CEO of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) from March 2011 through June 2012. Prior to joining CVPS, he spent 26 years with National Grid USA and its predecessor company, New England Electric System (NEES), in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including President of the NEES Distribution Companies and Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory. He currently serves on the Boards of Green Mountain Power Corporation, Vermont Electric Power Company, and Daymark Energy Advisors as Treasurer of the Samuel Huntington Foundation, Inc.

This year, Stark’s board made the decision to expand its capabilities to include clean-tech solutions in response to new regulatory guidelines and government incentives pushing renewable integration. Stark Tech implements solutions that help stabilize the power grid, so the lights “stay on” when the power goes out.

“Having Larry on our board is critical as we expand our capabilities into the renewables market,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech, a turnkey solutions provider to the building services and renewables industries. “We chose to move into this vertical, because our customers are needing new sources of power to continue operating while dealing with an unstable power grid.”

For more information, visit StarkTech.com

Stark Tech Expands Board of Directors with Financial Expert

Buffalo, NY – Stark Tech, a leader in facility and energy optimization, has recently expanded its board of directors. Included in those additions is Alexis Becker, Director at Freed Maxick. She is the Accounting Firm’s Accounting and Advisory Services Practice Leader.

Alexis Becker

She joins the board to bring outside expertise and leadership in financial planning and analysis. Stark has seen tremendous growth over the last 10 years both organically and through acquisitions. Alexis will help guide the board in evaluating current and future investments, guiding on strategy to improve profitability of the company, and examining and advising on efficiencies within the company. She will lead Stark’s audit committee.

Alexis has extensive professional compliance and consulting experience gained from working collaboratively with an array of clients. She has deep functional experience gained from her various roles within a global hospitality conglomerate. While there, she evolved the internal audit function from a unit­ level compliance driven function to an enterprise risk-focused function. She also built the organization’s revenue management function and consolidated siloed subsidiary FP&A functions into a centralized shared service function.

“Alexis’ experience and expertise will be a great asset to the Stark Tech Board, as we strive for foundational governance with operational practicality across our business units,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech.

Stark Tech offers turnkey solutions to the building services and renewables industries. This year, Stark’s board made the decision to expand its capabilities to include clean-tech solutions in response to new regulatory guidelines and government incentives pushing renewable integration. Stark Tech implements solutions that help stabilize the power grid, so the lights “stay on” when the power goes out.

For more information, visit StarkTech.com

Stark Tech Adds Quantech to Equipment Line Card, Expanding Solutions Offerings

Stark Tech introduces Quantech chillers to the Equipment team’s HVAC solutions. Quantech has a proven track record of delivering high-performance, reliable chillers that ship virtually immediately from inventory.

Quantech’s Product Line includes:

  • Air-Cooled Chillers
  • Water-Cooled Chillers
  • Condensing Units

Stark Tech’s Equipment Team aligns with strategic partners to offer high quality products and services to our customer base. Our team provides adaptive and customized solutions that are designed to meet the current and future mission of any building. We are committed to providing high-efficiency products and solutions that help achieve reliable and durable operations while controlling energy costs and lowering the carbon footprint of buildings.

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Monitoring Building Analytics from a Command Center is the Future of Operations

One must learn to adapt and keep up with technology trends in business in order to stay relevant or risk being left behind. Look at how online shopping changed the competitive landscape of big box retailers, or how social media has changed human behavior, including how people communicate, receive and share information, etc. Facility and energy management is no different.

In the past, building controls operated on pneumatic systems, which kick on when pressure controls move pressurized signals from a controller to a device through copper or plastic tubes. Systems had to remain separate and unable to communicate with each other.

As the world adopted more digital technologies, so too did the building automation industry. Now, control systems integrate a microprocessor controller that constantly updates internal information for continuous monitoring, data collection, and corrective output commands in response to changing control conditions.  The integration of digital controls meant more systems could be integrated into the network, including HVAC, ventilation, lighting, security, access, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, emergency backup systems, fire and life safety, mass communications systems, and much more. A fully integrated facility connects infrastructure inside and outside the building, delivering data via a single pane of glass for easily digestible information and data-driven insights.

Another trend on the uptick is remote monitoring of these fully integrated buildings. A command center pulls data from your buildings into a secure platform that analyzes and processes the information from one building or multiple buildings across a large-scale real estate portfolio. The command center is the vehicle used to alert facility operators and owners to issues inside and outside the building, including which building it is, the location, what equipment – down to the part – that’s faulting. Further, 24/7 monitoring facilitates instantaneous fault detection alerts so action can be taken before a bigger, more costly problem arises. In addition, the command center team can deploy service technicians to the facility armed with the right tools and data to fix the issue with little to no disruptions to operations.

Why is this important? Why now?

According to Dodge Construction Network, skilled labor shortages will continue to be an issue throughout the next several years. There are currently 300,000 unfilled positions in the industry, according to the December 2021 report. Technology will be critical to keeping facilities operational and running efficiently.

A command center takes technology to the next level by integrating all systems across multiple facilities. Then, through a single pane of glass, provides real-time analytics and actionable insights to improve efficiencies and achieve corporate goals.

This may include:

  • Improving energy utilization rates
  • Tracking and validating key performance metrics
  • Reporting and compliance requirements
  • Validating data to the C-Suite
  • Predictive analytics for future state planning

Stark Tech serves customers across North America providing integrated solutions, including master systems integration and access to its Command Center. The platform integrates facilities at scale, regardless of the inherited control systems or interfaces, providing data through a single pane of the glass for customized service and equipment solutions. In addition, clients gain access to building systems specialists, analytics experts, engineering, and IT networking professionals. The team delivers industry-leading building intelligence and energy performance monitoring and insights, in addition to best-in-class service.

Stark Tech is a single-source agent, providing turnkey solutions with products and services, including master systems integration, building intelligence & analytics, and mechanical & electrical equipment. Stark Tech serves customers across North America by delivering integrated solutions that help customers achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. Visit starktech.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn.