James J. Dixon, vice president of energy services for ConEdison Solutions in Valhalla, N.Y., has been selected as chairman of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO).
In addition to Dixon’s selection, NAESCO named Davis Weiss, president and chief operating officer of energy services at Pepco Energy Solutions as vice chairman; Michael Loth, director of solutions marketing and strategy of Johnson Controls Inc., was appointed NAESCO’s secretary; and Michael Kearny, senior director of energy and environmental solutions at Siemens, was named treasurer.
NAESCO is the leading energy services industry trade organization that promotes energy efficiency nationwide on behalf of more than 75 member companies. The association places a priority on bringing together a broad spectrum of market participants including, among others, energy services companies, generation and distribution companies, distributed generation project developers and leading-edge energy equipment manufacturers. This diverse cross section of members gives NAESCO a unique perspective on energy-use-related issues and ways to address those issues. NAESCO’s rigorous accreditation program helps elevate industry standards and advance best practices in the energy services sector.
“In recent years, we have witnessed a surge of interest on the part of institutions, government entities and corporations nationwide to become smarter about their use of energy,” Dixon said. “NAESCO and its members have been leaders in the education and implementation of comprehensive energy-savings strategies and means of financing those strategies through energy performance contracting.
“I am privileged to represent the energy services industry at a time when awareness is growing about the role of active energy management in addressing such critical issues as climate change, the need to reduce dependence on overseas oil, and the need to put people to work building a new and more efficient energy infrastructure. I will continue to work closely with NAESCO members and with government policymakers to help America achieve new milestones in the growing field of energy efficiency.”
As chairman, Dixon directs the activities of NAESCO’s board of directors, oversees the organization’s committees, coordinates with NAESCO staff on advocacy issues, and helps plan national and regional industry conferences. He recently completed a two-year term as vice chairman of the organization. In addition to his position with ConEdison Solutions, Dixon is an attorney and professional engineer in New York. He is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of major.
For more than 25 years, NAESCO has been the preeminent national trade organization representing and promoting the energy efficiency industry in the marketplace, the media, and the government both at the state and federal level. NAESCO’s membership consists of ESCOs, energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment manufacturers and distributors, electric utilities, distributed generation companies, engineers, consultants, financial institutions and government entities. NAESCO represents every facet of the energy services industry and is the industry’s advocate for the cost-effective delivery of comprehensive energy services to all customer classes.
ConEdison Solutionsis a leading energy services company that provides competitive power supply, renewable energy, sustainability services and cost-effective energy solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and government customers. The company is based in Valhalla, N.Y., with offices in Burlington, Mass.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Falls Church, Va.; Houston; Tampa, Fla.; Durham, N.C.; and Overland Park, Kan. The firm’s dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of commodity, consulting, demand-side management and performance contracting services. ConEdison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by NAESCO.