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Oct. 1, 2013: SmartWatt Energy Adds Staff to Two Divisions

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ALBANY, N.Y. — SmartWatt Energy, an energy efficiency firm, has added staff across two divisions nationwide.

Kerry Stinson, P.E., was hired as an energy engineer III in the company’s Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division. He will be working in SmartWatt’s corporate headquarters in Ballston Lake, N.Y., as a member of the Multi-Measure Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the planning and design of building mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, and fire suppression) for commercial, industrial, and municipal projects, preparation of operation and maintenance manuals, development of preventative maintenance programs, industrial maintenance, value engineering, energy use analysis, and energy savings performance contract engineering. Prior to joining SmartWatt, he was a senior energy manager for ARAMARK. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont; a certified energy manager; a certified building commissioning professional; a certified sustainable design professional; and is active in ASHRAE. Stinson will use his extensive experience to design and oversee multi-measure energy efficiency projects nationwide, including those for several of SmartWatt’s national accounts clients.

Benjamin Prichett was hired as a project engineer in the company’s Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Division. He will be working in SmartWatt’s Nashville, Tenn., office. He recently graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a student, he worked as a mechanical engineer intern and engineering assistant with ASEGI, performing commercial energy audits throughout Tennessee, which included building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and more. He was a thermal team member for his university’s EcoCar2 Team where he designed custom parts and designed and constructed a fully-functioning plug-in hybrid vehicle. He also worked as an apprentice to a private contractor and has experience in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other construction skills. Prichett will use his mechanical engineering, energy auditing, design, and construction background to design multi-measure energy-efficiency projects throughout the Southeast.

Vincent Figueroa was hired as an IT technician in the company’s Software Development Division. He will be working in SmartWatt’s corporate headquarters in Ballston Lake, N.Y. He was most recently a client technologies technician at an upstate New York medical practice with multiple locations where he performed regular maintenance to hardware and systems, kept workstations up to date and running efficiently, and diagnosed and repaired hardware and software problems. Prior to that, he was a member of Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” where he diagnosed and repaired hardware and software issues. Figueroa will be tasked with keeping SmartWatt hardware and software up to date, while troubleshooting issues for nationwide staff as part of the company’s help desk team.

For more information, visit www.smartwattinc.com.

Publication date: 9/30/2013

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