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Ian Dezen, BSME, MBA, LEED AP

Director of Engineering

Ian brings over fifteen years of experience in the consulting, construction, energy, and real estate industries to RLE. His career has taken a unique path as a mechanical design engineer, commissioning engineer, energy engineer, lighting designer, entrepreneur, and brewer. He uses his diverse background to successfully manage projects and teams while cultivating lasting client relationships. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. In his spare time, Ian enjoys brewing beer, traveling (he’s been to 45 countries), hiking, and attempting to explain how his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams are superior to New England’s.

Jacy Carey Everett

Director of Business Development
Jacy brings over seventeen years of experience in the construction, lighting, energy, business ownership and finance to RLE. His career path has included an intensive 9-month lighting training program, manufacturer, manufacturers’ representative, electrical contractor, and an entrepreneur. Jacy uses his background to identify optimal end-user solutions that help save money while helping their business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UMass Dartmouth and an MBA from Babson College. In his spare time, Jacy enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, working out, ping pong, learning, and reading.

Joe D'Alessandro, LC, CLCP

Director of Project Management

Joe brings thirty-four years of electrical experience to RLE. Specializing in lighting, Joe is Lighting Certified (LC) by NCQLP and Lighting Controls Certified (CLCP) by NALMCO. Joe began his career as a manufacturer’s representative for seventeen years serving many roles from project management, sales, operations, and eventually earned an ownership role in the company. Expanding his diversity in the industry, Joe moved into electrical distribution in 2008 and for the next fifteen years served in management roles along the way. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with family, cooking, golf, and Boston sports teams.

 

Greg Hird

Director of Strategic Accounts
Greg brings over 12 years experience leading and developing enterprise sales teams throughout New England and New York in the facilities management space. During his time in strategic accounts, his teams successfully grew their business more than 600% working with large national retailers, hospitals, manufacturing, property management, and higher education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Maine. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, golfing, skiing and traveling.

Project Management & Engineering

Alex Zapris

Construction Manager

Alex has a strong engineering background with valuable experience in the lighting controls market as well as various industrial production lines. He brings three years of project management experience for Lutron lighting controls system to RLE. His projects include some notable clients: MIT in Cambridge, MA and Hudson Yards in New York, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece and a Master of Science in Offshore Engineering from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. In his spare time, Alex plays basketball, chess, rows whenever possible, and enjoys traveling around the world.

Carlin A. Power, CEA

Senior Project Manager

Carlin brings over thirteen years of experience in the Commercial Energy Efficiency Sector. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an English Degree and worked on building sites in Europe and Australia before beginning his career as a lighting auditor for ConEdison’s SBDI program in NYC. Since 2008 he has sold, managed, and implemented energy efficiency projects in everything from a corner bodega in Harlem to the Beverly Hills Bloomingdale’s. He is an avid theater buff and dual citizen of Ireland & USA. When not spending time with family, he enjoys spear fishing, reading, writing, soccer, hot yoga, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, and, of course, traveling the world.

Jason Lucca

Project Manager

Jason has over ten years of experience identifying, designing, and managing comprehensive HVAC and lighting energy efficiency projects. His work history spans across the country and has focused on schools, municipal buildings, commercial buildings, data centers, and supermarkets. These projects include transformer upgrades, variable speed drive integration, HVAC system retrofits, building automation system upgrades, data center airflow management, electronically commutated motor applications, LEDs, and advanced wireless controls. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University. In his free time, Jason enjoys golfing, volunteering at PGA tournaments as a Hole Marshall, attending Northeastern Hockey games, and traveling around the world.

Andrew Malenowski

Project Manager
Andrew is a recent graduate of Elon University where he studied Project Management and Political Science. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and received the Certified Associate in Project Management certification (CAPM). Andrew brings more than three years of project management experience from various fields. He has also studied European business strategies and management practices at Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. When he is away from the office, Andrew enjoys discovering new places, watching Syracuse basketball, and obsessing over cars.

Derek Gookin

Project Manager

Derek began his career in the lighting industry over three years ago working with investment-grade lighting audits, and swiftly grew into his current role as a Project Manager.  He graduated from Plymouth State University with a business degree in marketing and an option in integrated communications. He has an extensive background in sales and customer service. Aside from the passion for his work, he also enjoys skiing, golfing, playing guitar and watching sports.  

Yuriy Lande, CEM

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Yuriy has been in the energy industry for over 15 years working as an Engineer and Project Manager. He graduated college in 2006 and is a Certified Energy Manager. Yuriy was born and raised in Russia. Outside of work, he spends all of his free time with his three children, and he really enjoys skiing. 

Julius Heuman

Senior Project Manager

Julius brings more than two decades of Project Management experience to the RLE team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children and playing bass.

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Sales & Business Development

Sara Bagwell

Strategic Outreach Manager

As the Outreach Manager, Sara shares more than a decade of education and experience in marketing, journalism and sales with the team at RLE. Sara graduated from Roger Williams University in 2010 and began her career as an Editor for a hyper-local online news outlet and continued on to become the Marketing Director for a national mortgage company. She later obtained her Residential Mortgage Originator license and specialized in financing for first time homebuyers and Veteran’s home loans.

Garrett Cudgma

Business Development Associate

Garrett graduated from Nichols College in 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. He has spent four years with Firestone as a general service technician and sales associate, his first year out of college as a life and health insurance specialist and most recently as a sales representative for Eversource Natural Gas. In his free time he enjoys golf, skiing, automotive tinkering and spending time with his girlfriend.

Aurora Goodland
Marketing Specialist

Aurora earned her Bachelor of Science from Simmons University, where she studied Environmental Science and Studio Art. During her college career, she participated in a travel course to Iceland to learn about green energy. She also studied abroad in Australia, where she learned more about sustainable development and engaged in wildlife field research. For her senior thesis, she studied the competitive interactions of invasive plant species in relation to precipitation changes. In her free time, Aurora combines her skills by creating intricate relief prints of native wildlife, which she creates by carving into woodblocks. With her passion for sustainability, scientific knowledge and artistic abilities, she brings a unique set of skills to RLE’s Marketing team.

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