Energy IQs management team has a combined 150 years of relevant domain in building automation, energy and real estate industries. In addition, the leadership has a proven and successful track record in taking early stage companies to the next level through corporate development, funding and eventual sale.

Karl Zimmerman, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to selling his company to Energy IQ in 2010, Mr. Zimmerman was the founder and President of Intercon Systems, a leader in the design and installation of energy management and building controls technologies. Before founding Intercon, he was Vice President of Integrated Building Technologies, Inc ("IBT"), a large regional engineering and mechanical contracting firm, where he managed the low voltage division for energy management, security and fire alarm systems. Prior to joining IBT, Mr. Zimmerman was Director of Facilities Operations for Sensormatic where he was responsible for a $25 million capital budget and managed the design, construction and operations of new and existing facilities. He started his career with IBM, where he was the Senior Facilities Mechanical Engineer in Boca Raton and later worked as a Senior Systems Engineer specializing in data center and retail system construction design and implementation. Mr. Zimmerman earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and graduated from IBM's Sales and Systems Engineering Program.


Anthony F. Altmann, Co-Founder and Chairman
Mr. Altmann is a highly regarded energy market expert that was formerly a senior power and gas executive. He has been an entrepreneur, executive and business innovator with over 25 years of experience in the global energy industry, completing successful growth plans, turn-arounds and mergers. His expertise ranges from renewables and smart grids, to oil & gas and pipelines. At NextEra/FPL he achieved top industry results and grew his division from $600 million to $3 billion. As President of Allegheny & Western (NASDAQ), an integrated natural gas company, he grew operations, after an IPO, from $5 million to $350 million. He spearheaded the turn-around and sale of a long established environmentally friendly chemical company (Enviroline) to a major foreign industrial concern (AkzoNobel). Through his corporate and private investment efforts, he has participated in over 25 M&A, private equity/JV transactions in various industries. He is on the Board of several private companies, including Green Depot and Kwantera, as well as a principal in several healthcare businesses (Healthcare Performance Companies). He has also been active in the YPO/WPO organization for a number of years. Mr. Altmann graduated from Boston College, where he earned his BA degree with honors in Economics and received his MBA in Finance from Columbia University in NYC.


James Parker, Director
James Parker is a highly respected strategic business consultant with over 25 years of corporate experience. His background includes significant engagements with CEO’s, senior executives and leadership teams at companies such as Ryder Systems, Sports Authority, and Mayo Clinic. As Chief Information Officer at Outsource International, his technology team was recognized by Fortune Magazine for Best Practices in Implementing New Technology. In his early career, he held Top Secret security clearance while working on projects such as NASA’s Mass Data Storage Facility to capture and analyze telemetry data from Skylab (early sensors and big data). He also worked on jet engine test and development systems (early internet of things) for the US military. He has a BS degree in Mathematics from Florida State University.


Roger Gowder Sr., Vice President, Operations
Mr. Gowder has 25 years of building automation experience and is a master mechanical and general contractor. Prior to joining Energy IQ, he was president of RVG & Associates a leader in the design, engineering, integration and installation of building automation and control systems. Before creating RVG, he was Chief Engineer of the one million square foot Richard B. Russell Building with the General Services Administration (GSA) in Atlanta Georgia, as well as a Retrofit and Controls Manager with Industrial Air Conditioning and Integrated Building Technologies. In these roles he successfully completed over $100 million in mechanical and building automation projects for customers including JM Family, Marriott, City of Boca Raton, GSA, Regions Bank, Washington Mutual Bank and Florida Power & Light Company. Mr. Gowder is a member of the US Green Building Council, ASHRAE, US Energy Star Program and the US Building Commissioning Association.



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