21 Jul D+R International Builds Experienced Executive Leadership Team and Opens New Office in Portland, Oregon
SILVER SPRING, MD, and PORTLAND, OR – May 3, 2017 – D+R International, Ltd., the energy efficiency market experts, is expanding its executive leadership team. In addition, the company has opened a new office in Portland, OR, to grow its business in the Western United States and serve the needs of new and existing clients nationwide.
“Businesses and organizations are seeking new programs that will enable them to reach their energy efficiency and data intelligence goals,” said David Steiner, D+R’s president and CEO. “Our leadership team has over 110 years of market experience and is well positioned to respond to our clients’ needs. We use robust data, proven programs and marketing initiatives that ensure high-quality performance to deliver results.”
The D+R executive leadership team is comprised of:
– David Steiner, President and CEO – Steiner believes improving energy efficiency and encouraging sustainability is not only good for the environment, but good for businesses and life in general. Steiner oversees development of programs and data solutions that drive better understanding of markets and encourage adoption of more energy efficient products. His 27 years of experience include serving as program manager for the ENERGY STAR® program and serving as a leading advocate for Maytag Corp.’s energy and water-efficiency efforts.
– Stephen Bickel, Executive Vice President, Innovation – Bickel is a leading expert on the application of behavioral research to promote energy efficiency and is a developer of D+R’s groundbreaking programs, products and strategies, including Market Lift®, Your Energy Savings Pay and Pay-TV Direct Install. He is responsible for tracking national energy and local energy efficiency market trends to identify and develop new research and program opportunities.
– John Morris, Vice President, Market Development – Based in Portland, Morris is leading the expansion of D+R’s presence in the Western U.S. and increasing the number of programs the company implements across the country. Morris heads two new practice areas in emerging sectors: indoor agriculture and electrification of the transportation sector. D+R is well positioned to lead both of those emerging sectors in development of innovative solutions for utility clients.
– Emily Phan-Gruber, Director, Programs – Phan-Gruber directs project work, team building and staff development to deliver exceptional customer experiences with D+R’s programs. She has been a leader in managing D+R’s transformational projects affecting the window attachments industry, including Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), ENERGY STAR, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and other innovative pilot programs.
– Toby Swope, Director, Information Systems and Operations – Swope’s experience includes managing D+R’s Analysis team, developing systems for the collection and analysis of market data for appliances, commercial lighting and HVAC products. Swope now leads the team responsible for project planning, IT, communications, contracts and client support services.
“Efficient energy management has been, and remains, the primary tool to limit CO2 emissions,” Bickel said. “The convergence of grid 2.0, rapid expansion of renewable power, and tipping points for electric vehicles, battery storage and distributed power, has set the stage for creative disruption of unprecedented scale. At D+R, we are intent on helping to accelerate this transformation, delivering innovative solutions and programs that will foster decarbonization of energy production.”
“As the Northwestern U.S. continues to increase capacity of clean hydro power, we believe the area is primed to support energy-intensive industries, such as indoor agriculture production and electrification of the transportation sector, with minimal carbon impact, while enabling utilities to increase revenue,” Morris added. “D+R will leverage its expertise in these sectors to encourage sustainable, energy-efficient growth in the region.”