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.

Chris Miller

Plant Controller

Chris Miller

Wayne Ahlquist

Human Resource Manager

Wayne Ahlquist

Wayne Ahlquist, Human Resources Manager for RED-Rochester, has over 25 years of HR experience working in manufacturing, contruction, transportation, and utilities industries. Wayne has led talent development, talent acquisition, employee engagement and recognition, performance management, workforce planning and succession, organization design, as well as merger and acquisition projects.

Wayne is a retired US Army Master Sergeant  and has served through military deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan. Wayne works closely with RED-Rochester’s leadership and employees to build and implement programs to support the workforce. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from St John Fishers College School of Business.

Craig Avalone

Manager, Projects & Asset Optimization

Craig Avalone

Craig Avalone 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.  Craig previously worked as RED-Rochester’s Energy Manager in charge of leading continuous energy and sustainability improvement efforts across the expansive utility systems serving Eastman Business Park.

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.

 

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.

Scott Klausner

Maintenance Supervisor - Buildings

Scott Klausner

Scott joined the RED-Rochester team in early 2024 as the Building Maintenance Team Supervisor. This team is responsible for for the upkeep of 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 behond the team’s capabilities.

Scott’s background is predominately in Facilities Management for Comercial Properties, with over 10 years in leadership roles. His work with stationary engineering, electrical and HVAC systems in various environments over the years provided the experience needed to take the lead on our Buildings team.

Scott is a United States Naval Veteran of over 10 years, specializing in heavy diesel mechanics for the Naval Construction Forces (Seabees). His Last assignment involved drilling water wells in both Afghanistan and other remote areas within Africa.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Richard Gardner

Utility Systems Operations Manager

Richard Gardner

Alex Pfadenhauer

Manager - Control Systems and IT

Alex Pfadenhauer

Alex joined RED in 2023 as the Controls Systems and IT Manager. His team of technicians and engineers is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the control systems in each of RED’s 12 utility plants, as well as maintaining all final control elements and instrumentation on RED’s utility generation equipment. His team also carries out in-house controls projects for both newly installed utility generation equipment and upgrades of existing control systems. Alex’s team also manages RED’s 950+ customer billing meters and associated PI data collection system, as well as RED’s IT infrastructure, systems, and vendors.

Alex holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. Prior to joining RED-Rochester in 2023, Alex worked in other facilities and utilities roles, most recently managing the I&C group at another Rochester, NY utility plant. He has extensive experience working on a variety of plant control systems, including solar/BESS, steam turbine control and generator synchronization, steam and electric centrifugal chillers, gas and oil fired boilers, medium voltage electrical system protection/monitoring/control, and customer utility metering. Alex holds an EIT certificate in the state of NY.

 

Ben Rice

Water Team Supervisor

Ben Rice

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.

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.

 

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.

Jeff Schultz

Kings Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager

Jeff Schultz

Jeff recentley joined RED-Rochester as Plant Manager of the King’s Landing Treatment Facility in August 2023. He is responsible for maintaining compliance on one of the most stringent State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permits in New York State. Jeff also works closely with the RED EHS team to maintain the highest level of OSHA and EPA compliance.

Prior to Joining RED, Jeff spent 32 years working in the water/wastewater industry. He has worked for various private contract operations groups, engineering firms, as well as public water and wastewater treatment facilities. This breadth of experience has allowed Jeff to recognize and react quickly to the ever evolving waste water enviroment. Jeff holds a BS in biology from St. John Fisher College. He is also a Grade 4A certified wastewater operator in New York State.

 

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.

 

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.