James Dixon, vice president of energy services for ConEdison Solutions, Valhalla, N.Y., was named chairman of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), the organization announced. As chairman, Dixon will direct the activities of NAESCO's board of directors, oversee the organization's committees, coordinate with NAESCO staff on advocacy issues and help plan national and regional industry conferences. In addition to his position with ConEd Solutions, Dixon is an attorney and professional engineer in New York State, and a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
"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," said Dixon in a NAESCO release. "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."
The rest of NAESCO's new officers:
Dan Weiss, Pepco Energy Solutions, vice chairman
Michael Loth, Johnson Controls, secretary
Michael Kearny, Siemens, treasurer