ReEnergy Holdings Names Samuel Demers Regional Health and Safety Coordinator
LATHAM, N.Y. – October 19, 2011 — ReEnergy Holdings LLC, a Latham, N.Y.- based renewable energy company, has appointed Samuel R. Demers as its Regional Health and Safety Coordinator.
Mr. Demers is responsible for managing ReEnergy’s overall health and safety activities in partnership with each site management team. ReEnergy owns and operates four renewable energy generation and fuel processing facilities in the Northeast, and is in the process of acquiring others.
“ReEnergy has a strong focus on and commitment to the health and safety of our employees, and Sam will implement and oversee programs and policies that reflect these values,” said Larry Richardson, founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReEnergy. “Sam is experienced in handling the unique health and safety challenges of a power-generation environment, and we’re pleased to be able to draw upon his leadership and insight for the benefit of our employees.”
Mr. Demers, a resident of Nashua, N.H., previously worked for International Power/GDF Suez Energy as a health, safety and environmental coordinator at multiple sites across the Northeast. His duties included developing and coordinating training programs for all plant staff.
Mr. Demers holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety Studies from Keene State College in New Hampshire.
“This was a great opportunity for me to join a growing company where the health and safety of employees is paramount,” Mr. Demers said. “A safe working environment requires focus, dedication and teamwork every day, and we’ll be emphasizing this in our workplace programs and in day-to-day communications.”
ReEnergy acquires, owns and operates facilities that use biomass and waste fuels to produce renewable thermal and electric energy. The company, a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, owns facilities or has acquisitions pending in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine.
About ReEnergy Holdings LLC
Based in Latham, N.Y., ReEnergy Holdings LLC is an integrated waste fuel/biomass renewable energy company. ReEnergy was formed in 2008 by Riverstone Holdings LLC and a management team comprised of experienced industry professionals. ReEnergy currently owns and operates a 22-megawatt biomass facility in Lyons Falls, N.Y. (ReEnergy Lyonsdale); a 31-megawatt tire-to-energy facility in Sterling, Conn. (ReEnergy Sterling); and two construction and demolition waste and waste wood processing facilities that service the eastern New England/Boston metropolitan area marketplace (ReEnergy Gateway LL&S in Salem, N.H., and ReEnergy Gateway ERRCO in Epping, N.H.). To find out more, visit www.reenergyholdings.com.