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The principal of Mason Energy + Management is Dr. Jack Mason. His qualifications and professional experience are summarized below.

 

Summary

Dr. Mason is an energy industry executive and consultant with more than 30 years of experience developing, managing, and creating value in a series of energy/technology businesses. He has held management positions to president of a 350-person $50 million public firm providing energy and environmental engineering, software, and management consulting. His experience includes start-up, turn-around, merger and acquisition, strategic planning, and performance improvement experience as an executive and consultant working within end-user, utility, commercial, industrial, academic, and equipment, system, and service provider organizations ranging from a few to thousands of employees.

 

 

Professional Experience

 

2009-2010 Mason Energy + Management

Principal of this energy and management consulting firm. Provided consulting services related to product development, national client management, strategic planning, energy management, and energy cost analysis. Pursuing new business concept focused on energy efficiency for commercial buildings. Submitted several proposals to the Department of Energy (decisions pending), developed a business plan, developing pilot programs for three national multiple facility companies, and pursuing funding for the business.

 

2008-2009 E Source LLC (www.esource.com)

Vice President of this provider of energy research, management, and consulting services and products to end-user companies and utilities. E Source acquired EnergyWindow in July 2008.

  • Contributed $1.1 million margin in 2008
  • Doubled E Source value based on conservative revenue and EBITDA multiples.
  • Developed the combined business strategy to provide energy supply, demand management, and sustainability services and products to business energy end-users

1999-2008 EnergyWindow, Inc. (www.energywindow.com)

Chief Executive and founder of this business-to-business electronic commerce firm providing online tools and products for energy procurement and supply management

  • Developed product concepts/specifications, obtained venture funding, obtained energy markets knowledge, led a team of internal and external resources developing products, obtained necessary state licenses; products ranged from an
    • Online system for business energy buyers to post requests and suppliers to bid resulting in $1.2 billion in energy supply agreements to an
    • Analysis tool, developed with client funding, using energy rate research and Monte Carlo simulation to project energy costs; sold four in first 6 months
  • Assisted 10 national multiple-facility companies develop strategic energy management plans using a facilitated consulting process based on best-practices and research in  strategic planning and organizational development
  • Acquired more than 30 Fortune 1000 clients; registered and maintained relationships with virtually every electric and natural gas service provider in North America; established necessary interfaces and partnerships with hundreds of local utilities; researched and modeled rates for essentially every electric and gas utility in the US.
  • Grew revenue 10-fold and became highly profitable within 4 years of funding.

1997-1999 Indus International, Inc

Senior Vice President with this supplier of enterprise information management systems and leader of The Indus Energy Group, their electric utility industry executive consulting practice.

  • Supported senior energy industry executives in developing and implementing strategies to improve organization and asset performance, value, and risk.
  • Led development of a major new product for facilitating utility generation asset performance improvement; acquired additional accounts.
  • Managed a successful multi-million dollar maintenance, repair, and operation management process/system implementation recovery project requiring staffing in a month and managing a team of 50 consultants for a four-month intervention in a 10,000-person plus organization located at 3 multiple-generating plant sites and two central facilities.
  • Met operating income commitments in 11 of 12 quarters.
  • Returned the value of the acquisition of PRISM by Indus in two years.

1992-1997 PRISM Consulting, Inc.

Principal/Owner of this executive consulting firm that assisted senior energy industry executives implement strategic planning, organizational change, performance improvement, and mergers.

  • Facilitated 24 major successful comprehensive strategic planning and organizational performance improvement engagements for board members, CEOs, presidents and other senior executives at such companies as Carolina Power & Light, Commonwealth Edison, Dominion Resources, Entergy, Houston Industries, Nebraska Public Power District, the New York Power Authority, Ontario Hydro, and numerous others.
  • Indus acquired PRISM in 1997 for two times revenue.

1990-1992 TENERA, LP

President and Vice President of this public professional services company with approximately $50 million annual revenue and 350 employees. Services and products included energy facility engineering, power plant design and safety analysis, environmental engineering, management consulting, and enterprise information systems for power, other industry, and government clients, including the Department of Energy.

  • Asked by the Board to take the position of president after a year of major losses, led a return to profitability and doubled shareholder value in two quarters.

1989-1990 Sloan School of Management

Sloan Fellow participating in an intensive 12-month program of academics and research.
 

1983-1989 Advanced Technology, Inc.

Vice President and Division Manager (one of three founders) of a successful subsidiary of a large government professional services company formed to port maintenance, configuration, and supply chain management services and products to commercial/industrial clients based on parent company capabilities and technology serving DOE and DOD clients.

  • Contributed 10% of the company’s revenue and 30% of the operating income resulting in significant additional value realized in an acquisition of the parent.

1979-1983 Impell Corporation

Manager responsible for starting up and managing several different divisions of an engineering and management services company performing power plant system engineering, design engineering, risk analysis, engineering analysis, management consulting, and information systems development. Chartered a new corporate function responsible for new product and service development.

 

Additional Experience

Supervisor and Engineer performing design and analysis of large electric power generation facilities—activities included computer-based physics, thermodynamics, and system modeling. Responsible for developing, obtaining Electric Power Research Institute funding for, and managing research and development projects.

Graduate Student and Research Assistant in engineering. Research and theses focused on mathematical methods for modeling and analysis of power plant physics.

Officer in the U. S. Navy nuclear submarine program. Qualified as a senior operator of three different nuclear power plants. Led a group of instructors who trained plant operators.

 

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Master of Science, Management, Sloan School of Management

Doctor of Science, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy
 

Sloan Fellow participating in an intensive 12-month program of academics and research with 50 other managers and executives from international companies. Completed publication quality research relating to professional services, innovation, education of technical professionals, and the electric power industry involving research in France, Germany, Japan, and the US.

 

Adjunct Graduate Faculty member in the Engineering Management Program in the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Taught Management of Research & Product Development to graduate students through classroom and remote instruction. Supervised several graduate students’ research.

 

Adjunct Faculty member in the Global Energy Management program in the Business School of the University of Colorado, Denver. Teaching Energy Asset, Production, and Supply Management to graduate students who are currently employed professionals using a hybrid approach integrating face-to-face and remote/virtual instruction.