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NAESCO Names Unruh Executive Director

Sept. 14, 2018
The DOE and ESCO veteran will take over January 1, 2019, when long-time executive director Terry Singer steps down.

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO), (Washington, DC): Dr. Timothy Unruh has been named the energy service company (ESCO) association’s executive director. Unruh will take over the post beginning January 1, 2019.

Unruh joins NAESCO after over 26 years in energy efficiency and clean energy development.  Most recently, he served in two senior roles at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Director of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Renewable Power. 

Prior to his work at DOE, Unruh spent many years working for ESCOs, including Con Edison and Custom Energy. Early in his career, Dr. Unruh worked for CMS Energy, finding efficiency and power quality solutions for commercial and industrial energy users, where he developed his energy engineering foundation, NAESCO said in a release.

“We are excited to have Tim Unruh join NAESCO and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead, as he leads our efforts in the ESCO industry” stated NAESCO Board Chair Natasha Shah. “With extensive expertise in both federal and MUSH ESCO markets, we know Tim will quickly be a valuable resource for our growing organization.”

Unruh will succeed Terry Singer, who is retiring after 32 years with NAESCO.  Singer said that “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the last three decades and I am confident that Tim Unruh will most ably lead the association going forward.”