Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to Premier Power Solutions, Lee has held many executive management positions with Strategic Energy, LLC, one of the nation’s leading retail electricity providers. Lee leads the development and execution of the Premier Power Solutions strategy and operations. He has his MS and BS in Accounting from Grove City College.
Vice President of Sales
Dave joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in 2005. Prior to joining Premier, he was employed at USAirways. His duties at Premier include working closely with business entities, churches, and local governments in Western PA to help them control and reduce their energy costs, as well as overseeing the sales operations.
VP of Sales & Business Development
Ryan has served as VP of Sales & Business Development for Premier Power Solutions, LLC, since September 2014. Ryan previously, had a 9 year career at FirstEnergy Solutions serving in multiple leadership roles of increasing responsibility. His role as VP of Sales and Business Development includes overseeing the sales staff for the organization, and working closely with customers and other business partners to expand the business.
VP of Sales Support & Customer Service
Deana joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in February, 2007, as the Customer Service Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Sales Support and Customer Service in 2010. Her primary duties include interacting with the sales team and support staff within Premier Power, as well as working with customers to handle any customer service issues that may arise relating to their energy contracts. Prior to joining PPS, Deana was employed as an Energy Analyst for Direct Energy. She has significant experience in dealing with utilities and other reporting agencies to acquire needed information such as various FERC filings, tariffs and regulatory and legislative research.
Director of Natural Gas
Sue has over 36 years of experience with the natural gas industry in transportation, gas utilities, rates, tariffs, analysis and regulatory affairs. Before assuminng her role at Premier, she worked for FirstEnergy Solutions for 16 years. After years of experince in the energy industy she became a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) .
Sr. Business Development Manager
Niki joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC in September 2014, as a Senior Business Development Manager. Niki is an industry expert with a reputation for working hard to understand and meet customers’ unique business needs. Her goal is to be a responsive, knowledgeable partner who can help customers navigate the complexity of the energy market, deliver savings and price certainty, and maximize energy efficiency by offering an objective perspective on the energy market. Niki views her business relationships as long-term partnerships that are built on trust and dependability. Niki’s experience includes working directly with end-use commercial and industrial customers. Prior to joining PPS, Niki worked at FirstEnergy Solutions.
Kim joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC in August 2016 as Account Executive. Kim incorportates her professional skills to provide reliable energy management to commercial/industrial customers and build long term relationships with the customers she serves. She also provides account management support for electric and gas sales in Ohio. Prior to Premier Power Solutions, Kim has almost 14 years of experience in the retail electric industry in varying capacities with FirstEnergy Solutions and The E Group.
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Karen joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in February, 2014 as an Account Executive. Her primary mission is to assess commercial clients’ business needs, analyze their energy usage, and help navigate them through the complex and competitive energy supply market. Karen comes to Premier with a diverse sales and marketing background, ranging from finance to transportation to real estate. Karen received her bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College.
Tammy joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in September, 2012, as an Account Executive for Inside Sales. Her primary duties include providing energy savings information to potential customers who show an interest in PPS energy services, as well as managing her existing customers’ electric contract needs. She is also responsible for monitoring market trends and contacting local businesses to provide information to reduce their energy costs.
Senior Energy Consultant
John Kraemer, PE, CEM
John has extensive experience advising large power consumers on how to operate more efficiently and decrease energy costs.Prior to joining Premier, John spent 36 years with Duquesne Light on both the regulated utility (DLC) and unregulated EGS (DLE) sides of the business. John has a degree in electrical engineering and is a Pennsylvania Registered Professional Engineer (PE) as well as an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
Laura joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in April, 2006, as an Account Executive and moved into the role of Account Manager in November, 2012. As Account Manager, her primary duties include working with PPS sales agents to maintain their existing customer base and obtain new business, as well as developing and implementing their sales plans for the year.
Mike has been with Premier Power Solutions since 2016. He has helped managed electricity and natural gas supply agreements as well as demand response programs. Prior to joining Premier Power Solutions, Mike was the Director of Purchasing at Meadville Forging Group which produces bearing and powertrain parts for the automotive industry. Mike works with clients to build trust through strong relationships. He knows the demands of purchasing professionals and assists them to secure the best energy management program for their individual organizations. With over 12 years of energy management experience, Mike is able to find the best solutions for any organization.
Candi Van Tuil
Candi has been working with Premier Power Solutions, LLC since 2016. Candi has spent her entire career in customer service related positions and is therefore uniquely able to anticipate and meet her customers’ needs. She has been actively involved in procuring electricity and natural gas supply agreements as well as implementing demand response programs for clients that range in size from small churches to large manufacturing companies.
Jim has been with Premier Power Solutions since 2016. Jim has worked his entire career in the metals manufacturing industry. He has managed electricity and natural gas supply agreements as well as demand response programs. Prior to joining Premier Power Solutions, Jim was the Vice President of Operations at Meadville Forging Group.
Customer Service Account Manager
Alaina has been with Premier Power Solutions since 2018. Alaina has been in the utility industry for over 6 years. She has a BASc in Human Resources Management and Services from Penn State University.
Sales Support Manager
Lori joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in September, 2006, as Customer Support Specialist. In February of 2010, she was promoted to Sales Support Manager. Her primary duties include supporting the president of the company with his current and potential customers. Prior to joining PPS, Lori worked as the Business Manager for D&L Systems Solutions, an IT company based in Grove City.
Adam joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in June, 2016, as Operations Manager. His primary duties include modeling out electric and gas tariffs for PA, OH, and MD, serving as a backup account manager for natural gas, and compiling details for sales campaigns to be used by sales reps. Adam joins Premier Power after completing degrees in Accounting and Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies at Penn State Behrend in Erie, PA.
Wendy joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in March, 2010 as Administrative Assistant. She handles a variety of office-related duties including energy bill management. She was employed for eight years by McGill, Power, Bell & Co. of Grove City.
Kevin joined Premier Power Solutions, LLC, in April of 2010. His foremost responsibility is managing the company’s servers so that remote users can have access to and collaborate with the central office. Furthermore, Kevin manages the customer database that allows employees and agents to quickly and easily access customer information.
James F. Haas
James F. Haas is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania that has 42 years of experience working with large business leaders in both Pennsylvania and Ohio to help companies effectively minimize energy spend. Jim has worked with business owners, plant managers, and corporate executives.
Thomas W. Chapman
Tom joined Premier in 2005 and has been in the electricity deregulation industry since 2000, working in the Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas markets. Prior to joining Premier Power Solutions, LLC, Mr. Chapman was a Business Development Manager with Strategic Energy, LLC.
Cliff joined Premier Power Solutions in May, 2010. During a 34-year career with Giant Eagle, he held various positions of responsibility in the areas of refrigeration & HVAC systems design, facility maintenance and energy management. As Corporate Energy Manager for the past 14 years, Cliff was responsible for the corporate energy program including the procurement of electric and natural gas in western PA, eastern OH and MD; implementation of demand response; procurement of renewable energy; budgeting of the $60M corporate energy line; auditing of utility bills; design of stores as it impacts energy; development, execution, measurement and verification of energy retrofit projects; and monitoring of energy management and power monitoring systems for 160 corporate supermarkets, 150 convenience store/fuel stations, as well as corporate office buildings and distribution centers.
Donald E. Golub Jr.
Donald joined Premier Power Solutions in June 2011 as an outside sales agent. His responsibilities are not only to bring new business to Premier Power Solutions, but to sell any of our many products, and in the process to educate those customers on the products we sell. During his 25 years of sales experience with KADD Consulting in which he owned, he was V.P. of Sales with Tele-Data Communications for many years. Premier Power Solutions will use their expertise to make the proper recommendations that are customized and in the best interest of your company. Our recommendations apply only to your company’s specific needs. Not only will your company increase their profits by reducing cost, and save you valuable time. Premier Power Solutions will obtain security with your company by making the right decisions-now and in the future, by you profiting from our knowledge gained through our expertise.
Matthew J. Szanca
Matt joined Premier Power Solutions in 2005. Prior to joining PPS, Matt was employed by the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh for 18 years, serving as Chief Engineer. His duties included the oversight of all of the mechanical areas of the facility and keeping the facility operating at top efficiency. He implemented an energy management system with cost savings projects involving lighting and steam generation. Matt has also spent over 20 years as a part or full time employee of Kennywood Park in West Mifflin as an Electrician/Mechanic. Matt holds a Chief Engineers and Registered Electricians license with the City of Pittsburgh. He is on the Pennsylvania Board of Directors of the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers where he also holds a commission as Chief Engineer and Examining Engineer.
Frank joined Premier Power Solutions in 2006. Prior to joining PPS, Frank was employed by Universal Rundle Corp. for twenty years, serving in various management positions, including V.P. International Business. Frank remains active in international business through his consulting firm established to address the capabilities of companies who wish to enter the growing import and export market. Frank’s background in management with a manufacturing company allows him the perspective of being on both sides of the fence so to speak. With this in mind, he is well aware of cost management and budgetary constraints as it applies to energy savings for our clients.