With decades of practical knowledge, ReEnergy Holdings’ senior team is among the industry’s most experienced in the management of renewable energy, recycling and waste management systems.
ReEnergy’s Senior Management Team
Larry Richardson is a founder of ReEnergy, sits on ReEnergy’s Board of Directors, and is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of EAC Operations, Inc., a company that owned and operated waste-to-energy facilities and related businesses for the collection, processing and transportation of solid waste and recyclable materials.
Before working at EAC, he held management, project development and technical positions at companies including ABB/Combustion Engineering, Halliburton/Brown & Root and HDR Engineering. Larry is a licensed professional engineer.
Thomas Beck is a founder of ReEnergy, sits on ReEnergy’s Board of Directors and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He was a consultant to the solid waste and renewable energy industries for three years before the formation of ReEnergy Holdings.
Before that, Tom was a Vice President of American Ref-Fuel Company and President of TransRiver Marketing Company. American Ref-Fuel was an owner and operator of waste-to-energy facilities and associated waste operations with annual revenues in excess of $500 million.
William Ralston is a founder of ReEnergy and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He was formerly General Counsel for EAC Operations, Inc. At EAC, he was involved in numerous acquisitions, project development initiatives, project restructurings and financings. Prior to joining EAC, he was in private practice with law firms in Albany, N.Y., with focus on the development and financing of independent power projects. Bill is a member of the New York State Bar.
Mark Fidler oversees all aspects of finance and accounting, banking, tax, audit, strategic planning. Before joining ReEnergy Holdings, Mr. Fidler served as Chief Financial Officer of Ambient Corporation. Prior to that, Mark spent 10 years at Evergreen Solar Inc. first as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. He also held various senior finance roles at The Boston Consulting Group and Hampshire Chemical, and worked in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Gregory Leahey is a founder of ReEnergy and is responsible for overseeing the company’s operation of fuel supply and non-energy assets.
He was formerly Vice President–Recycling and Waste Services at EAC Operations, Inc. In that role, Greg had profit and loss responsibility for all of EAC’s waste procurement, waste collection, waste transfer, landfill and recycling activities. Greg also was responsible for the acquisition of a number of waste collection and transportation companies, and negotiation of strategic waste and disposal contracts.
James White is responsible for the operation of all of the company’s energy assets and leads the company’s health and safety program. Before joining ReEnergy in June 2011, Jim was General Manager at NextEra Energy, Inc. (formerly Florida Power & Light), a leading clean-energy company with approximately 43,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity and approximately 15,000 employees.
Prior to that, he was with American Ref-Fuel Company, where he held various engineering and management positions, including Plant Manager. Jim holds a 3rd Class Stationary Engineers license in Massachusetts, Six Sigma Green Belt and 3rd Assistant Engineering license from the U.S. Coast Guard.
ReEnergy’s Corporate Management Team
Keith Behrens is responsible for the oversight of all accounting, treasury and financial reporting activities. Before joining ReEnergy in 2009, Keith held similar positions with General Electric’s Power Systems Group and EAC Operations, Inc. In addition, he spent nearly 14 years in a variety of finance positions with KeyCorp and six years with Ernst & Young, LLP.
Sarah Boggess manages stakeholder engagement efforts in ReEnergy’s communities, coordinating relationships with the community, media, and elected officials.
Before joining ReEnergy, Sarah worked as a newspaper reporter for nine years, as a press officer for the New York State Senate, as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, and most recently as a vice president at the Glens Falls, NY-based public affairs firm of Behan Communications, Inc. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Union Graduate College.
Michael Buckley is responsible for the management of market and customer interactions for all of ReEnergy’s Northeast U.S. operations. Before joining ReEnergy, Mike worked with Covanta Energy for two years, where he was a business manager for a regional operation that included waste-to-energy facilities, landfills and transfer stations, and with EAC Operations for seven years, where he was marketing manager for EAC’s Northeast U.S. operations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and an MBA from UAlbany.
Sam Demers manages ReEnergy’s overall health and safety activities, in partnership with each site management team. Sam previously worked for International Power/GDF Suez Energy as a health, safety and environmental coordinator at multiple sites across the Northeast. Prior to that, he worked as a health & safety specialist for International Power America.
Eric Dumond, Wood Procurement Manager, is responsible for the coordination of fuel purchasing activities to ensure the proper implementation of the fuel plan and management of wood fuel inventory. Eric has more than 30 years of experience in the forest products industry. He worked for 10 years at Boralex, procuring wood fuels for its biomass facilities in Maine.
Richard Geisser oversees the operation of ReEnergy’s recycling facilities, which process construction and demolition material.
Rich has more than 30 years’ experience in the waste industry. Before joining ReEnergy, he worked at Stericycle/Healthcare Waste Solutions as director of operations, where he oversaw medical waste collection, transportation and processing. Prior to that, he held various management positions in the field of solid waste, waste-to-energy, recycling and metals processing.
Nathan is responsible for optimizing the ReEnergy generation portfolio with respect to power trading, risk management, and renewable energy certificates. Previously, Nathan held similar responsibilities for Boralex Inc portfolio in Montreal, Quebec. Prior to Boralex, Nathan was the lead financial trader for natural gas futures and options at MidAmerican Energy in Des Moines, Iowa.
Ainsworth James is responsible for leading ReEnergy’s engineering team to increase power generation capabilities across the portfolio through improvements to plant reliability, capacity and efficiency. A.J. began his career with the U.S. Naval Service, and then worked for 10 years at American Ref-Fuel in increasingly senior positions. He also worked for AarhusKarlshamn USA and InnovativEnergy.
John Reagan is responsible for ReEnergy’s regulatory compliance program, as well as our environmental permitting activities.
Before joining ReEnergy, John worked most recently as the Area Environmental and Public Affairs Manager for Lafarge Cement in Ravena, NY. Prior to that, he was a Project Environmental Manager at Aerotek Energy Services in Glenmont, NY and an Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Hoosick Falls, NY.
Lori Russell oversees human resource and benefits administration at ReEnergy.
Lori has more than 14 years of experience in human resources within the renewable energy industry, and an additional 10 years of experience in a variety of accounting/financial roles. Prior to joining ReEnergy, she worked for 12 years at Boralex as the human resource manager for the company’s U.S. facilities, serving employees and management in the biomass and hydroelectric fields.