Gerrit Reinders | U.S. Green Building Council
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Gerrit Reinders

  • AP-Homes Certified

• Gerrit Reinders - Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Telkonet.
• I was elected to the USGBC Board of Directors and served for 2 years and am still involved with the Board's Governance Committee.
• Someone once called me a “Tree-Hugging Capitalist”, a label I've worn with pride since. I love to develop strategies and programs that create superior Economic, Environmental and Social value.
• Prior to joining Telkonet, I was VP of Sales at Energy Focus, an LED lighting manufacturer where thru some luck, skill and a lot of hard working people was able to triple sales from $11 million to over $35 million in 2 years.
• Prior to that I was Director of Global Energy and Sustainability Programs at Johnson Controls, where with Paul Von Paumgartten - an early USGBC board member and mentor of mine - we developed and deployed the “Path to Sustainability” a process to achieve green real-estate portfolios and fund the improvements thru reductions in energy, water, and waste. This approach leads to LEED certified buildings with engaged, motivated and comfortable occupants. The effort was rewarded by Johnson Controls with a Chairman's Award ofExcellence for each of us.
• I'm a global mutt, having lived in Holland, England, Peru and Costa Rica for a combined 21 years, and am considered fluent in English, Dutch, and Spanish with conversational skills in a few other languages.
• I also serve on the Milwaukee Area Technical College Advisory Board.
• I earned a BSME Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.