Gregory Thomas has thirty years experience in building performance, as a consultant, trainer, heating contractor, home performance contractor, director of an energy service company, energy and greenbuilding conference planner, as well as an energy program designer, implementer, and energy software developer. He built a blower door and started offering whole house audits in 1979. Greg was the first blower door trainer for the low income weatherization programs in Pennsylvania and New York.
He is past president of Affordable Comfort Inc., the residential existing homes energy efficiency conference and served on the Affordable Comfort board for over 15 years. He currently chairs Efficiency First, the home performance contractor trade association. He was the founder of the Building Performance Contractors Association of New York. He has been educational program director for a number of national and international conferences, including the USGBC Greenbuild Expo, the Financing Residential Energy Efficiency Conference, and the international Sustainable Steel Conference. He was the ACEEE 2009 Summer Study residential program design track co-chair, and has been elected to the RESNET Board of Directors for a term beginning in 2010.
Mr. Thomas has served as an advisor to a wide range of national and state entities including: the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the US DOE Weatherization Assistance Program, the Energy Foundation and the California Energy Commission. Mr. Thomas designed and managed the first Home Performance program in the country in 1995. He was recognized by US EPA, DOE and HUD for his contributions to the development of the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in 2005. He was a winner of the 2005 R&D 100 Award for energy efficiency software design. As the executive director of a not-for-profit energy services company he was responsible for the development and implementation of the first utility low income multifamily energy performance contract, a $12M retrofit of over 7000 affordable housing apartments.
Mr. Thomas is a frequent contributor to various publications and a presenter at conferences. Mr. Thomas was a featured speaker at the National Building Museum, addressing the application of the total quality management process to the creation of predictable energy savings. Mr. Thomas attended Marietta College and the Cornell University College of Engineering.
Senior Vice President, Product Development and Delivery
Vince Frisina brings fifteen years experience in technology leadership to PSD. In his career, Mr. Frisina has driven innovation in a wide range of market sectors including Smart Grid, financial services, consumer electronics, mobile computing, and industrial controls. He has a passion for taking great ideas to market. His experience covers all phases of software product development, including development, system architecture, technical leadership, and quality and process.
At PSD, Mr. Frisina leads the Products division where he oversees the definition, implementation, delivery, and customer support for our software products, including TREAT, Green Energy Compass, and Building Performance Compass. He works closely with customers, market visionaries, PSD’s CEO and other division heads to innovate along each product line and bring market-leading concepts to market.
Before joining PSD, Mr. Frisina held several senior technology leadership positions. At BPL Global, a growing Smart Grid software company, he served as VP of Quality and Process and was responsible for quality assurance and engineering process improvement across BPLG’s global operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He served as Director of Software Development for Connected Energy creating Demand Management solutions for the Commercial and Industrial sector. At ePlus Consulting, he served as Principal Consultant advising clients on technology and new product development strategies as well as leading the hands-on teams responsible for developing and delivering new critical technology systems.
Vice President, Professional Services
Susan Mann has over 15 years of government and consulting experience. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds an MBA and Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. Susan serves as PSD’s Professional and Commercial Services division leader, responsible for the strategic direction and financial performance of the practice, client management, service delivery and quality control. She directs and coordinates the work of multiple staff and subcontractors.
Susan has directed and undertaken multiple market, financial and investment analyses and worked with real estate assets ranging in size from $200,000 to $100 million in revenue and in scope from trails to complex multiple-use real estate destinations. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, Susan leads and provides guidance and quality control on the development of all financial and investment models and analyses to make valuation recommendations based on risk/return parameters and portfolio policy and provided due diligence support for single and portfolio asset transactions. She is particularly focused on bringing policy, business model, risk mitigation, contract structure and the financial sustainability of real estate operations into balance.
Prior to her current position with PSD, Susan worked with at Capital Hotel Management (CHM), HVS International, Credit Suisse First Boston, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and the South African diplomatic service.
Director of Programs Development
Alex Mordas currently serves as Director of Programs Development for Performance Systems Development. Since the fall of 2009, he has been working to support the growth of Pennsylvania’s home performance and residential energy efficiency industry through the support and management of multiple residential energy efficiency programs. Alex comes to the energy efficiency industry with a broad background in science, business, and the housing industry.
Prior to joining with PSD, Alex was Vice President of a sustainable technology consulting firm in North Florida. His firm provided energy audits, consulting and green building certification for both residential and commercial properties. Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional, RESNET-certified HERS rater, BPI Building Analyst and Heating Professional. He holds a bachelors degree in biology from the Evergreen State College and a masters degree in ecology & evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona.
Lead Implementation Consultant
Rich Andrulis is responsible for defining requirements, product design, and rollout of our software tools. He is a key participant on the salesandmarketing planning team for our software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
Rich leverages more than ten years of experience as a development architect at SAP to provide a structured methodology and standardized approach to providing input to both the development team and sales teams on product strategy and marketing. During his time at SAP, Rich was a key architect for custom-developed web applications in diverse industries, including Professional Services, Aerospace, Apparel & Footwear, Mill Products, and Consumer Goods. He was a project coordinator for a globally distributed team and incorporated new technologies to succeed at several technically difficult projects.
Rich also served as a trainer at SAP, teaching courses in Java, object-oriented analysis and design, profitability analysis, and cost controlling. He has also taught courses in electrical engineering, mathematics, and physics courses at Cornell University, the University of Oklahoma, and West Chester University. Rich received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a BS in Engineering Science from Penn State.