DALLAS, May 20, 2019 — Cenergistic, a leading sustainability company, announced today the appointment of Michael Gaal as Executive Vice President of Operations.
In this role, Gaal will lead services and operations. He will be responsible for client satisfaction, customer renewals, profitability and culture initiatives. He assumes leadership of a 250-strong engineering, measurement and verification, consulting services and energy specialist team across North America.
“Michael has a proven track record of success leading our largest energy-saving implementations” said Cenergistic Founder and CEO, Dr. William S. Spears. “As an accomplished administrator in our nation’s largest urban school districts with his strong background in engineering, he will elevate the Cenergistic customer experience and continue building on our more than 34 years of success in energy technology and conservation.”
Gaal began his career with Cenergistic in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Large K-12 Client Operations. Before joining Cenergistic, he held senior leadership roles in several urban school districts, including: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington D.C.; Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California; and the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan.
Gaal served 25 years in the U.S. Air Force with over 4000 flight hours in a variety of aircrafts. As Deputy Director of Policy, International Affairs he led a 150-member staff responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force to formulate policy and develop positions regarding international training and education, security assistance, space and cyber, and foreign disclosure.
Gaal is a Broad Center Alumni. He earned a Master of Science in National Security Policy Studies from the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.; a Master of Engineering in Space Operations from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
For 34 years Cenergistic has helped thousands of K-12 districts, institutions of higher education, governments and health care facilities find $5.4 billion and counting in hidden electricity, natural gas and water savings by applying our advanced software platform and sustainability-as-a-service solutions. Organization leaders can reduce utility spending by 20–30 percent annually with no capital investment while improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For 11 consecutive years, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. To learn more visit www.cenergistic.com.
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