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Mark Noyes

Mark Noyes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses that include Con Edison Development, Con Edison Energy and Con Edison Solutions. Responsible for the overall profitability of these businesses, Mark structured the companies to meet the renewable energy strategy developed by parent company, Consolidated Edison Inc., which included exiting the Retail Commodities business and developing a robust Energy Services group that today operates profitability and with an extensive backlog of contracts.

Prior to his role as President and CEO, Mark was President of Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy. In this role, he developed the Utility Scale portfolio of the company from the ground up, rapidly becoming the 5th largest owner/operator of PV renewable energy assets nationwide.

Previously Mr. Noyes was Principal and Managing Partner for B4U Services, a firm providing consulting services to clients in the energy sector with a focus on power quality, technology development, acquisitions, renewable energy, strategic development, energy efficiency and revenue growth via business development.

Prior to establishing B4U Services in 2006, he was the President and CEO of WebGen Systems, an enterprise energy-management company providing complete energy services to commercial and industrial customers. These services included distributed generation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, demand response, energy purchasing and "green" building/LEEDS certification. At WebGen, Mr. Noyes gained comprehensive experience in all phases of new business development, including profit and loss responsibility, operations management, technology development, finance, strategic planning, marketing, and sales.

Before WebGen, Mr. Noyes spent over 15 years with Con Edison, gaining experience in all aspects of the power sector on both the regulated and non-regulated side. He served as Vice President of Asset Management and Acquisition for Con Edison Development. His responsibilities included asset acquisition, profit and loss responsibility, asset management, brownfield/greenfield development, strategic planning, operations and environmental compliance of 1,700 MW of generation.

Mr. Noyes holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering; and is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Sustainable Development Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Web Gen and is listed by Crain's New York Business as one of the “Top 40 under 40,“ an honor given to those who are recognized as “rising stars“ in their industries.

 

James J. Dixon

Mr. Jim Dixon is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses and its subsidiaries (CEBs) located in Valhalla, New York. The CEBs provide various energy related products and services including energy efficiency improvements, electric and gas commodity, asset management and development and ownership of renewable power energy facilities.

He began his Con Edison career in 1982 at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (CECONY) as a Management Intern electrical engineer, working in various managerial and technical positions while pursuing his law degree. Upon graduation he joined the CECONY Law Department as an attorney in its Nuclear Regulatory and Commercial Litigation sections. He also served as legal counsel for Con Edison Solutions and as Assistant Corporate Secretary for CECONY.

In January 2004, He joined Con Edison Solutions as its first General Counsel. After three years in that position, he was named the Vice President of Energy Services, and in 2011, became Vice President, Legal and Compliance Services for Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy.

Mr. Dixon graduated from Manhattan College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and is a registered New York professional engineer. In 1990, he received his juris doctorate from New York Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and Washington D.C. His involvement outside of Con Edison includes military service in the United States Army Reserve from which he retired as a Major and as the past chairman of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Energy Committee and the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO).

 

Akshaya Bhargava

Akshaya Bhargava

Akshaya Bhargava is the Vice President, Utility Scale Assets for Con Edison Development. In this role, he has total responsibility for the growth and profitability of CED’s utility scale assets.

Mr. Bhargava joined the Con Edison family of companies in 2001and has held a series of positions with increasing levels of responsibility in both Con Edison Development and sister company, Con Edison Energy. He was responsible for the financial evaluation of development and acquisition opportunities of the growing CED business and has been a key member of the team that has closed on development and acquisition projects worth over $4 billion. Through his roles in financial evaluation, due diligence, acquisitions, power purchase agreement negotiations and debt financing, Mr. Bhargava has been instrumental in developing CED’s utility scale business into its current position as one of the largest owner/operators of renewable energy assets nationwide.

Prior to joining Con Edison, Mr. Bhargava was employed at Reliance Industries Limited, a petrochemical operation in Mumbai. As a member of the management team, he was responsible for optimizing production while ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the plant.

Mr. Bhargava is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he holds a Master of Business Administration. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

 

Paul F. Mapelli

Paul F. Mapelli is the Vice President and General Counsel of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (CEB) and its subsidiaries, including Con Edison Development, Con Edison Energy, and Con Edison Solutions.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Mapelli was the Vice President and General Counsel of Con Edison Solutions.  Mr. Mapelli has been the corporate Secretary for each of the CEBs since July 2002. 

Mr. Mapelli was previously an Assistant General Counsel in the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY) Law Department, where he was primarily responsible for providing legal services to CECONY’s affiliate, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R). 

Mr. Mapelli received a Bachelor of Science degree from Herbert H. Lehman College and is a NYS Registered Nurse.  He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York.
 

George V. Germano

Mr. Germano is the Vice President of Operations and Asset management for Con Edison Development (“CED”). An energy professional with over 30 years of experience in many aspects of energy supply and production, Mr. Germano has deep knowledge of power plants and power generation. He has assumed a variety of critical roles in the growth and development of CED most recently as part of the management team that redirected the focus of CED from conventional power generating assets towards a renewable energy strategy. He has grown CEDs Operations, Maintenance, Engineering and Asset Management organizations from the ground floor up and led these organizations through rapid growth cycles in a short period of time.

Mr. Germano joined CED’s Asset Management Group in 2000. As the lead project manager for the expansion of the West Springfield Generating Station, he was responsible for the installation of two General Electric LM6000 gas turbines which replaced existing turbines and other balance of plant equipment. Mr. Germano also was the lead project manager for the successful acquisition of the Lakewood Cogeneration facility and was a critical member of the team that acquired the West Springfield generating station and five hydroelectric plants. He soon became the asset manager for CED’s New England asset portfolio which included a newly constructed 525 MW combined cycle plant. Mr. Germano was instrumental in the sale of CED generating assets in 2008. His efforts included presentations to prospective buyers, responding to data requests and conducting facility tours contributed to the highly successful sale and subsequent transfer of the operations to the new owners.

Prior to joining CED, Mr. Germano held several positions of increasing responsibility at Con Edison. He has managed power plant operations and maintenance, engineered projects, inspected contract work, resolved operational problems and implemented corrective actions. Mr. Germano was selected to participate in an Electric Power Research Institute project, which utilized a clean coal technology.

Mr. Germano is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and holds a New York City High Pressure Boiler Operating Engineer’s License. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manhattan College, and has earned both a Master of Science degree in Energy Management and an Advanced Certificate in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology.

 

John Labiak

John Labiak is Managing Director of Construction for Con Edison Development (CED). In this role Mr. Labiak is responsible for the due diligence review of new projects, new development prospects and following new projects through construction to commercial operation.

Mr. Labiak has a successful track record developing over 1,000 MW of fossil fired power generation facilities for CED. In his new role, he is developing renewable generation projects, which can encompass wind, solar or biomass.

Mr. Labiak joined Con Edison in 1982 as a member of the Management Intern Program. He moved through many different departments, mainly in power generation, during his tenure with the Con Edison family of companies, increasing responsibilities along the way. Mr. Labiak was also selected and successfully graduated the Account Executive program in 1996. The Account Executive program was a small group of individuals selected to guide Con Edison’s largest customers through the “deregulation transition” period. Mr. Labiak’s role as an Account Executive was from 1996 -1998, when he transferred to CED.

Mr. Labiak holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute.

 

Anthony Maselli

Mr. Maselli is currently the Managing Director of Project Development for Con Edison Development (CED). Prior to this position, he was the Vice President of Global Nuclear Sales for Schneider Electric, where he exceeded growth targets on sales and business development year over year. Before Schneider Electric, Mr. Maselli was a Senior Vice President at Altran Solutions Corp. an engineering and construction management firm specializing in the electric power utility industry. Mr. Maselli has also held positions such as Vice President of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (“HSB”), a NYSE traded insurance, engineering and consulting firm and Vice President & Managing Director of HSB Engineering Finance Corporation (“EFC”), the project finance, venture capital and fund management subsidiary of HSB. In that capacity, Mr. Maselli managed a group of professionals who invested or purchased various ownership positions for HSB. In addition, he co-founded the Industrial Technology Ventures, L.P. fund, a $50 million dollar early stage new technology venture capital fund, investing in power generation, energy, chemicals, electronics, forest products, resource recovery, and industrial manufacturing companies.

Prior to Joining HSB, Mr. Maselli worked for United American Energy Corporation, an independent power development company and Consolidated Edison Company of New York and the United States Merchant Marines.

Mr. Maselli’s engineering experience includes nuclear, mechanical, electrical, structural, instrumentation and controls, and seismic engineering and design. Mr. Maselli is a recognized engineering expert in the field of power generation and energy conversion. He has managed large engineering and construction projects including Independent Power Plants, 345 kV substations, 345 kV transmission line installations, Liquefied Natural Gas projects, and nuclear facility steam generator and Reactor Protection System upgrades.

 

Cross DeLairre

Mr. DeLairre is Director of Project Development for Con Edison Development (CED). In this role Mr. DeLairre oversees development activities in renewable energy and gas infrastructure projects for CED. With 20 years of experience in the independent power industry, he has played a leadership role in the placement of over $1.2 billion in power investments domestically and internationally

Prior to joining CED, Mr. DeLairre was a founding senior manager of Harland Energy Company, a company in the business of energy consulting and marketing fixed price electricity contracts in the United States and Canada. During a key consulting project at Spectra Energy Transmission Company, Mr. DeLairre oversaw integrity projects, interstate gas pipeline development, compressor station upgrades, and pipeline interconnects for new power plants coming on-line.

Prior to Harland Energy Company, Mr. DeLairre was a Project Director for AES Corporation overseeing power development activities in Africa including a 293 MW power barge project in Lagos, Nigeria, acquisition of distribution companies in Mali and Cameroon, and renewable projects in Morocco.

Prior to AES Corporation, Mr. DeLairre was Country Manager for Thermo Ecotek Corporation. He established a development company in the Czech Republic and was responsible for power project development activities in Northern and Eastern Europe.

Mr. DeLairre is a graduate of Antioch College and has an MBA from Northeastern University.

 

Linda Hicken

Linda Hicken is the Director of Commercial Execution for Con Edison Development (CED) having joined the company in 2013. In this role, she leads a variety of initiatives to strengthen CED’s growth in the renewable energy and energy infrastructure business, focusing on the commercial transactions associated with the acquisition, development, construction, and long-term ownership of assets.

Prior to joining CED, Ms. Hicken was a Director of Business Development for RMT, Inc., a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction contractor, where she led development of design and construction services for solar and wind energy projects across the U.S. and Canada. Also while at RMT, Ms. Hicken was Director of Site Development and a client executive for environmental services, primarily in the areas of remediation and reuse of industrial sites. Ms. Hicken started her career as a design engineer and project manager at the Chevron refinery in El Segundo, California.

Ms. Hicken holds a MBA in Finance degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.

 
 





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