Account Executive, Johnson Controls
Nick strives to build a stronger, more productive and educated Philadelphia. He merged a background in engineering and business development into a career where he leads infrastructure renewal projects, supports sustainability efforts, and creates job for local workers.
As a sixteen-year account executive for Johnson Controls, Nick collaborates with customers, stakeholders, and leading experts to develop energy efficiency, infrastructure renewal, and renewable energy opportunities through public/private partnerships and other funding programs, improving facilities throughout Pennsylvania. He’s been instrumental in making the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia School District, Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters, Housing Authority of Chester County, and numerous school district facilities and local governments more sustainable, safe, comfortable, and connected.
With a passion for education and career development, Nick orchestrated a partnership with the Energy Coordinating Agency to create a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) technical job training and vocational laboratory program that serves the Philadelphia School District, ASPIRA charters schools, and returning citizens. The program, called Pathways, teaches the future HVAC workforce and provides students with certifications toward high-paying careers. In addition, Nick facilitated programs that hires residents and provides internships for housing authority residents.
Nick’s commitment to the community includes participation on the Solar Energy Occupancy Committee where he works to establish a solar ‘Program of Study’ at the Philadelphia School District. His devotion to renewable energy programs expands into the work he does on the Philadelphia Energy Campaign. As a member of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Nick focuses on improving energy and water efficiency, growing the local economy, and supporting business initiatives.
A lifelong learner, Nick earned a Masters in Engineering, Engineering in Technical Management, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering (co-sponsored by Wharton School of Business). Nick secured a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Nick lives in the Philadelphia area with Dayna, his wife, and their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys tending to his garden and swimming with his family.
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