Our Team

Red-Rochester, LLC

Dan Kelley

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Kelley

Dan has 31 years of experience in the energy industry from executive level business management, operations management, business development, engineering, and capital project management delivering solutions to customers in multiple markets from power generation (regulated and non-regulated), heavy industrial, pulp & paper, chemical, commercial real estate, municipal water & wastewater, higher education, and healthcare.  Dan got his start commissioning power plants before he moved on to service operations management roles for a large equipment manufacturer.  Over the last 13 years as an engineering consultant and within operations leadership, Dan focused on the district energy and campus-oriented systems.  He developed expertise in strategic energy planning, optimization, and implementing decarbonization projects associated with district energy systems.  In the most recent years Dan was the Sr. Vice President in charge of seven (7) district systems and the West Coast operations for a large US district energy provider, where he was responsible for all facets of the business from day-to-day operations to system on-pipe growth and expansions outside of the existing systems.

Dan’s focus at RED-Rochester is to continue the corporate culture putting customer and employee satisfaction at the top of the priority list to create a focus on best-in-class operations within safety, system reliability, system efficiency, and executing capital projects.  Implementing innovative solutions to become a leading sustainable energy services partner for our existing and future customers to grow the RED-Rochester system at the Eastman Business Park and SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) district energy services in the Northeast.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Operations with a Nuclear Power Minor from Maine Maritime Academy.  Dan has completed several executive leadership and development courses at Duke University Fuqua School of Business and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee while working for ABB and Stantec.

Kevin Hann

Director, Technical Operations

Kevin Hann

Kevin has over 30 years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing energy control and information systems. Mr. Hann is currently leading RED-Rochester’s multi-year $7M dollar upgrade of controls system hardware and software.

Prior to joining RED-Rochester, Kevin was Manager of North American Energy Management for Xerox Corporation, where he developed energy efficiency and water conservation projects and managed Xerox’s energy budget for its North American facilities. Formerly, Kevin was Director of Engineering and Operations for Connected Energy, a company founded to deliver web-enabled remote management solutions for distributed energy assets, such as cogeneration systems, engine gensets, wind turbines, solar installations, and industrial utility plants. Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and a US patent for Interface for Remote Monitoring and Control of Industrial Machines.

Laura Ciaio

Manager, Plant Controller

Laura Ciaio

Laura manages an accounting team of three with responsibility for internal financial reporting, financial reporting to RED-Rochester’s parent company Ironclad Energy Partners, financial statement audits, customer invoicing, accounts payable and office management. She has over 25 years of experience in publicly-traded and privately held companies in various industries, including public accounting, manufacturing, services and utilities. Laura is a CPA licensed to practice in New York State and has a BS in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Brian Hauck

Manager, Power & Water Operations & Maintenance

Brian Hauck

Brian Hauck is Operations and Maintenance Manager for the Power and Water department. He is responsible for the day to day operations and planning of the powerhouse. He has worked in Eastman Business Park utilities for the past 40 years – the last 20 in varying leadership positions. While working for prior companies he took leadership roles at several sites overseeing the startup and commissioning of plants as well as the shutdown and decommissioning of the units there. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Facilities Management from Empire State College. He is a member as NAPE as well as AEE.

Sue Campbell

Supervisor, Training & Development

Sue Campbell

Sue has 37+ years of experience in the Eastman Business Park Steam/Electric Department. She spent 23 of those years as an operator. For the past 14 years, Sue has held various jobs including troubleshooting coal combustion issues, was part of the decommissioning team for B-31, the old power house in EBP. She has significant experience with construction and commissioning of power plants. Sue’s has also been a coal fuel operations and maintenance manager, scheduling coal deliveries, supervising coal unloading and coal pile management and ash management. Sue also serves as the safety coordinator for the Steam Electric Department which included the successful construction and commission of RED-Rochester’s new $70 million dollar boiler house. Sue most recently took on the role of employee Training & Development Supervisor. Sue holds a 1st class Stationary Engineers License and an, R-4 Refrigeration license with the City of Rochester.

Nate Nelson

Building Maintenance Supervisor

Nate Nelson

Nate joined the team in late 2021 as the Building Maintenance Team Supervisor. This team takes care of all RED-Rochester’s buildings, facilities, and our associated fleet of support equipment. He leads an internal team of HVAC Mechanics and Plant Electricians while managing a network of supporting vendors for repairs beyond the team’s capabilities.

Nate’s background is predominantly in the Building Energy Management industry, with a combined 20 years in roles such as controls lead installer, customer service field technician, and service operations supervisor. His work with electrical and HVAC systems in various environments over the years provided the experience needed to take the lead on our Buildings Team.

Craig Bennett

Senior Asset Manager, Business Operations

Craig Bennett

Craig has over nineteen years of experience in the independent power production sector with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, risk management, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance and litigation management. Prior to his current position with Ironclad Energy Partners Mr. Bennett worked for Recycled Energy Development, EPCOR USA, Primary Energy Ventures, Infilco Degremont and Trigen Energy Corporation.

Craig holds a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University, a JD from Delaware School of Law and a MA in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He served in the US Army for 26 years and retired as a Brigadier General. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

 

Eric Jones

Manager, Business Development & Customer Relations

Eric Jones

Eric Jones , RED-Rochester’s Business Development and Customer Relations Manager, has over 10 years of experience working in energy and utilities in a variety of roles.  Eric has significant experience in all aspects of RED-Rochester’s tariff, customer contracts and billing, business development, internal databases and processes, utility rate modeling and forecasting, and analytics.

Eric works closely with RED-Rochester’s existing and new customers to grow Eastman Business Park and RED’s customer base.   Working collaboratively to find solutions for our customer’s needs is at the core of Eric’s responsibilities.  Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Houghton College, a Master of Science in Natural Resource Management and Energy Systems from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Master of Science in Finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Victor J. Dauksha, Jr.

Manager, Projects & Asset Optimization

Victor J. Dauksha, Jr.

Vic Dauksha is the Projects & Asset Optimization Manager for RED-Rochester. In this role, he is responsible for the capital improvement program for RED-Rochester and the improvement of the utilities systems serving Eastman Business Park. Vic has spent 38 years in a variety of engineering, operations and maintenance support and leadership roles across the entire Utilities business at Eastman Business Park. Vic holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Bob Webster

Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

Bob Webster

Bob leads the procurement of commodities, goods and services through the development and implementation of strategic plans and the management of key supplier relationships. He is also the business process owner for the source–to-pay business process, driving process improvement and eliminating waste.

Bob has over 30 years’ experience in supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, delivering optimal results in the areas of total cost reduction, service level optimization and business process improvement in various industries. These include, medical device, semiconductor, water infrastructure, food & beverage, access hardware, chemicals, and utilities. Bob received his BS in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a certificate in Project Management from SUNY Brockport.

 

Rod Pritchard

Supervisor, Steam and Electric Generation Equipment Maintenance.

Rod Pritchard

Rod is the Supervisor of the Steam and Electric Generation Equipment Maintenance. Rod has 37 year of experience with Eastman Business Park’s utility assets and leads a team of 7 maintenance professionals that are responsible for four high pressure 1400# boilers, a medium pressure boiler, plant air compressors, six steam turbine generators, and water vessels for condensate and demineralized water. Rod and his team played a critical role in the retirement and decommissioning of our legacy coal fired boilers and the seamless construction, commissioning and transition to our new natural gas fired packaged boilers.

 

Greg Aiken

Maintenance Manager

Greg Aiken

Greg leads all Maintenance activities  related to all RED-Rochester utility assets, systems and facilities. There are four teams within the Maintenance Organization that include the Water Systems Team, Steam Systems Team, High Voltage Electrical Team and the Buildings Services Team.

Previous to joining RED-Rochester in 2020, Greg worked for Siemens Industry (Energy Management, Building Controls, Security and Fire Life Safety Systems, LV, MV and HVAC Service & Maintenance) for over 23 years in various customer service roles, including field technician, service account management, reginal service management and as a city General Manager.

Greg is a United States Naval veteran of over 13 years, specializing in both shipboard High Pressure Boiler Operation & Maintenance, along with Gas Turbine Operations & Maintenance. His last assignment, he held the role of Chief Engineer and Stand by Operator for one of the Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) at Camp Pendleton, CA.

Bernard Nee

Chief Technical Officer

Bernard Nee

Bernie Nee is the Chief Technical Officer, RED-Rochester, LLC playing a pivotal role managing and executing energy strategy and plans post conversion from coal to natural gas. Prior to this role, he was RED-Rochester General Manager for 3 years when the company was formed by RED’s purchase of Eastman Kodak’s Utilities assets at Eastman Business Park in September 2013. As an employee of Eastman Kodak, Bernie held a variety of roles at Eastman Business Park where he was responsible for Environmental Technology, Environmental Waste Management Services, Assistant to Kodak Park Site Manager, and as Manager for Energy Operations and Energy Efficiency. Bernie has a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Rochester.

MaryLee Bishopp

Manager, Wastewater Treatment & Multiple Hearth Incinerator Operations

MaryLee Bishopp

Mary Lee Bishopp is the Plant Manager at RED-Rochester’s Kings Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant (KL).  She oversees the specialized team responsible for treating the industrial wastewater generated at Eastman Business Park.  Mary Lee has over 21 years of experience as KL’s Environmental Scientist, supporting the plant’s wastewater analytical and compliance programs.  Prior to that Mary Lee spent 17 years in the Eastman Kodak Certified Environmental Laboratory conducting inorganic analyses on KL wastewater.  Mary Lee has been an active member of the New York Water Environment Association’s Industrial Issues Committee for over 20 years and was a founding member of the regional Women of Wastewater networking group.  She holds degrees in pre-pharmacy and medical lab technology

Jill DiPiano

Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety

Jill DiPiano

Jill serves as RED-Rochester’s Environmental, Health and Safety Manager and is responsible for all aspects of corporate, state and federal compliance including OSHA, NYSDEC and EPA. Jill has over 19 years’ experience in Environmental Health and Safety Management.

Prior to joining RED-Rochester, Jill spent many years in the utility and energy sector holing EHS positions at Trigen-Cinergy, Duke Energy and Exxon Mobil. During her time with Trigen-Cinergy and Duke Energy Jill spent over 12 years in the Utilities business at Eastman Business Park. She has also spent time as an Environmental Health and Safety consultant.

Jill holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and a M.S. degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

Craig Avalone

Supervisor, Energy Management

Craig Avalone

Craig Avalone is RED-Rochester’s dedicated Energy Manager in charge of leading continuous energy and sustainability improvement efforts across the expansive utility systems serving Eastman Business Park. Mr. Avalone is focused on addressing key energy management strategies including assessment of processes and practices, analysis of customer demand and operational requirements, and best practice strategies for increasing efficiencies and changing energy consumption behaviors. Craig is also responsible for creating, tracking and improving upon key performance indicators within each area of RED’s operations.

Prior to joining RED in 2018, Mr. Avalone spent over 11 years as a Project Manager and Engineer within the Manufacturing & Energy Market of CHA Consulting. Mr. Avalone received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. He is a registered Professional Engineer in NYS, a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and serves on the board of directors for the Rochester Chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE). In 2017 Craig was named the Northeast Region Young Energy Professional of the Year by AEE.

 

Andy Hedden

High Voltage Maintenance Supervisor

Andy Hedden

Andy is the supervisor of the High Voltage Maintenance team at RED. His team is responsible for all electrical maintenance on the system. They cover a wide range of voltages, ranging from 13,800v down to 2400v and 480v. They maintain over 100+ substations that supply power to all of Eastman business park’s customers. Along with maintaining the substations his team is also responsible for maintenance and repairs of over 57 miles of underground distribution cables.

Prior to joining RED Rochester in 2015, Andy worked his way through IBEW L.U. 86’s apprenticeship earning his Journeymen certificate from NYS.

Ken Gerew

Senior Project Manager

Ken Gerew

Ken has extensive experience in engineering design and project management spanning five decades. He has been responsible for the overall project management of hundreds of projects including all design activities, subconsultant coordination, review of all deliverables, and any public participation required. He has been involved in the management and use of 3D modeling design in projects spanning the last 30 years.

In his 25 years at Eastman Kodak, he was the primary senior designer responsible for the utility piping design for Kodak Park (KP), one of the largest industrial complexes (1,300 acres) in the US at that time. KP contained hundreds of buildings, two steam and electric generation plants, three chilled water plants, and employed over 20,000 people. His last 25 years has been focused on project management, leading 100’s of projects of all shapes and sizes along with mentoring others. In his past 9 years at RED, Ken has led the vast majority of the large capital projects for RED Rochester, including the B371 MACT project, B1 brine chillers, B332 #77 Chiller and the B321 Reverse Osmosis system to name a few.