Leadership


Tom Laufenberg

 Tom Laufenberg

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CEO of ECM Holding Group; President of Pioneer Energy Capital 
  

Tom Laufenberg is CEO & Chairman of ECM Holding Group and President & Founder of Pioneer Energy Capital (PEC). PEC was founded in 2011 and is focused on escalating the commercialization of early-stage cleantech companies through a combination of investment, talent acquisition, strategy, and established sales & delivery channels. Through a proven due diligence process, PEC is able to work with investment groups, emerging cleantech companies, and the ESCO's to increase substantially the size and scope of energy efficiency projects.

In addition to leading Pioneer Energy Capital, Tom serves as CEO & Chairman of ECM Holding Group, LLC. Both companies share a common vision of rapidly growing the size and scope of energy efficiency projects. While Pioneer Energy Capital is focused on the investment in and growth of existing early-stage companies, ECM Holding Group through its portfolio of subsidiaries, is focused on delivering excellent energy efficiency projects to its ESCO and Corporate Clients. Tom is focused on the strategic vision, partnership development, and financial performance of ECM Holding Group.

Tom's deep experience in the energy services industry includes an array of energy-efficiency technologies, projects, and organizations. Prior to PEC, Tom opened the Midwest territory for McKinstry and served as its Regional Director. This division implemented projects worth over $50M in its first five years, and opened offices in Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Kansas City.

Before joining McKinstry, Tom served in a number of leadership roles with Johnson Controls over a ten-year period. Those varied assignments included service, systems and energy solutions with leadership roles in sales management, branch management, and corporate initiatives.

Tom has a BSCE, Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has served on the Board of Directors for the UW-Platteville Alumni Association and the Renewable Energy Program.


Erik Larson

 Erik Larson

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President of ECM Holding Group; President of Building Envelope Solutions 


As President of ECM Holding Group, Erik oversees the achievement of all strategic and operational objectives. Erik has overseen the development and growth of the ECM portfolio into five distinct energy efficiency companies, each independent yet able to leverage sales platforms, auditing resources, project management, measurement & verification, with uniform back office support. The strategic use of all resources has further led to complete N/A geographic expansion as well.

Prior to founding Building Envelope Solutions and co-founding ECM Holding Group, Erik was the North American Sales Manager at MarquipWardUnited’s Sheeting Division, a global manufacturer and international market leader in high-speed corrugating, finishing and sheeting machinery for the corrugated box and paper converting industries. While at MWU, Erik spent time as a Field Engineer, New Product Development Engineer, Sales Executive, and Sales Leader. He also played a significant role in the resurrection of the Sheeting Equipment product line which grew from less than $1M back to over $25M during his last role at MWU. Erik’s leadership in lean manufacturing has been driven into the ECM delivery platform and continues to focus on driving unnecessary costs out of the delivery of efficiency projects.

Erik has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Erik, his wife Jenny and their 3 children are very active members of the community in Oshkosh WI.


Chris Boysen

 Chris Boysen

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Vice President of ECM Holding Group


As Vice-President of ECM Holding Group, Chris oversees all technical objectives surrounding the development and continued performance of energy conservation technologies within the portfolio companies. In addition to being the technical lead, Chris leads much of the organizations’ general Business Development, including project development and project delivery. Additionally, Chris is responsible for ECM’s new product development and M&V programs.

Prior to co-founding ECM, Chris was a Director of Business Development for NAC Mechanical and Electrical Services, a full service Electrical, Mechanical, and Building Automation Contractor in the upper Midwest. Prior to NAC, Chris was Installation Manager at Johnson Controls, and a Project Manager at Fluor Daniel. Chris has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Risk Management. Chris is just as comfortable teasing out energy efficiency opportunities in the boiler room as he is reviewing cash-flow projections for your project in the Board room.


Doug d'Heilly

 Doug d'Heilly

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Vice President of ECM Holding Group


As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ECM Holding Group, Doug oversees the client interface strategies for the company; including ESCO and corporate client relationships, marketing strategies and materials, as well as website and social media interaction. His strength and focus is through a customer-centric approach to sustainability, insuring all aspects of a client’s needs are considered during the development of a successful project; operations, maintenance, and sustainability, in addition to measurable and verifiable results.

Prior to joining ECM, Doug was President/CEO of GalexC Corporate Conservation, Inc., a conservation and sustainability consulting business founded in 2007 with a focus on ESCO’s and large corporations. GalexC assisted clients in the achievement of sustainability goals, vetting of new technologies, and the development/implementation of comprehensive conservation projects. GalexC continues as an important consulting business unit for ECM Holding Group.

Doug’s career has focused on sales, marketing, and management in all aspects of the conservation industry…electrical, automation controls, mechanical, and energy efficiency…giving him a unique breadth and perspective for conservation technologies and their implementation. This experience was gained through various positions within Eaton Corporation (Sales Engineer & Regional Marketing Manager), Rockwell Automation (Energy Management Specialist – SW & Latin America), and Trane (ESCO Group - Business Development Manager).

Doug has a wife and three children and lives in San Diego, CA. He has a B.A. in Business Management from Washington State University.


John Krinke

 John Krinke, PE

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Vice President & General Manager of Building Envelope Solutions


John Krinke, a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Wisconsin, is responsible for delivering successful BES weatherization projects by managing staff, optimizing logistics, scheduling crews, and managing sub-contractors. John joined BES as Vice President and General Manager, and holds a proven track record of maintaining high levels of client satisfaction through numerous construction projects.

John’s past professional experience includes over 17 years of managing construction crews and engineering staff prior to joining BES in 2014. He transitioned to BES after devoting over seven years to his previous employer, AECOM, as a Project Manager. During this period, John’s primary efforts were focused on mega construction projects for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. He has managed several large-scale infrastructure contracts totaling over $75 million.

John Krinke holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in Civil Engineering where he has also served on the UW Platteville Alumni Association Board of Directors. In his free time, John commits to volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America.


Paul Zasada

 Paul Zasada

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Vice President & General Manager of TEL Americas


As the Vice President and General Manager of TEL Americas, Paul is responsible for leading operational excellence and client satisfaction while producing strategic growth and increased business performance. TEL Americas is a provider of turn-key energy efficiency retrofits of kitchen exhaust and laboratory fume hood systems that deliver a safer workplace environment, improved operational performance and a significant return on investment.

With over 25 years of experience in the design/build and energy services business, Paul Zasada has been involved in the evaluations and implementation of over $300 million in mechanical and energy efficiency projects. His career has included all aspects of energy project development and implementation, including stints with Sempra Energy and Chevron Energy Solutions. Earlier in his career, Paul spent over 18 months working on site as a facilities engineer at a Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceutical R&D facility in Upstate NY where he gained valuable first hand experienced in laboratory operations.

Paul most recently served as the Inland Northwest Regional Director for McKinstry, greatly expanding the geography, offerings, and revenue of this region in his eight year tenure. Notably, his team and business grew significantly during the recessionary years beginning in 2008. Paul joined the leadership team at ECM Holding Group as Vice President & General Manager of TEL Americas in 2015.

Paul is a board member for the Spokane Regional Plan Center (formerly the Spokane Construction Council) where he served as Chairman, and is an Executive Committee Member for the Spokane STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Network. Paul earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Syracuse University in 1988.