Ecova Experts


George Huettel

Director, Solutions Engineering

George’s business background includes 25 plus years in commercial facility and energy management with an emphasis on automation and controls. Prior to joining Ecova, George was President and Co-Founder of a leading independent Systems Integration Contracting firm where he was responsible for the company’s vision, sales and business development activities. George’s technical skills include a thorough knowledge of energy management systems, building controls and their application to efficient facility operations.

As Solutions Engineering Director for Ecova, George works in the Business Solutions Group with a focus on Facility Optimization. This market offering within Ecova leverages Benchmarking, Engineering, Controls and Continuous Monitoring and Management Services to drive energy and operational savings strategies for multi-site, multi-geographic clients.

George holds a BSME from North Carolina State University and is a professional engineer registered in the State of Florida. George has served on several client advisory and professional organization boards including Lonmark International and is a past chairman of Lonmark Americas.


Article: Real-Time Data, Real Savings
Article: Retailers Lead the Way in Energy Management Initiatives
Blog Posts by George Huettel

Paige Kindell

Vice President, Sales & Client Management

As Vice President, Sales & Client Management, Paige is responsible for the development of solutions for global companies that drive costs down while being environmentally responsible, specifically around sustainability and demand side management. Previously, as the Vice President, Resource Management Solutions, Paige oversaw four areas of Ecova's consulting services: Lease Auditing, Advanced Analysis, Carbon & Sustainability and Expense Optimization. Working closely with the company’s Sales & Marketing divisions, she and her team worked to execute attractive solutions that help clients see more, save more and sustain more.

Paige joined Ecova in 2006 and just three years later, as Senior Director, Client Financial Planning and Analysis, she was managing financial services for over 400,000 sites across the country. Prior experience in the energy industry includes her time working for the Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Farming at the National Assembly for Wales, UK, on issues such as sustainability, wind farming and clean energy. Paige is involved in many community activities such as St. Joseph’s Orphanage Board of Advisors - Cincinnati, Women Helping Women - Finance and Internal Audit committees, Newport Ambassadors, and the Newport Recreation Commission.

Paige earned her MBA, Finance Concentration from Xavier University and a B.A. in both Human Resources and Strategic Management from Ohio University.

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Whitepaper: A Big Data Look at Energy Trends
Blog Posts by Paige Kindell

Diane Levin

Senior Director, Utility Solutions

Diane Levin is a seasoned executive with deep knowledge of the energy efficiency and energy management markets and oversees the design, launch and implementation of Ecova’s commercial and industrial programs for our utility clients. Diane’s adeptness at designing programs that combine natural business dynamics with energy efficiency has helped drive increased participation and customer satisfaction. She and her program team work closely with client managers and facility liaisons to develop leading-edge programs and successfully champion strategic energy management.

Diane has more than 15 years experience in energy efficiency programs—working with DSM programs for utilities and adoption of energy management initiatives by national accounts—and and an additional 10 years working with businesses. Prior to Ecova, she founded Catalyst Associates LLC, an energy management consulting firm. Before Catalyst, Diane served as executive vice president at PECI, developing and managing programs that realized sustained energy savings. During her tenure there and in previous organizations, she consistently grew segments of service and product companies from $1 million to $10 million over a 4-year period.

Diane says her greatest passion is creating strong energy and environmental businesses that create a sustainable future. She earned her BS in Economics from Duke University and her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Article: Utilities Can Light the Way for Customers with Data-Driven Energy Management
Webinar: An Organizational Approach to Drive Commercial Energy Savings
Research Paper: Strategic Energy Management - A Framework Approach
Blog Posts by Diane Levin

Erik Makinson

Director, Waste Solutions

Erik Makinson has led the implementation and growth of Ecova’s Total Waste Solutions group since 2009, building our capabilities to assist Ecova clients with their waste-reduction efforts. Erik and his team of experts stand ready to assist clients in all of their waste management needs, including the design and implementation of multi-site recycling projects; assessment of environmental impacts of packaging changes; identification of significant waste hauling savings and more.

Prior to Ecova, Erik spent six years with The Coca-Cola Company, where he supported the company’s Walmart account team through development of a global customer sustainability strategy and participated in Walmart’s Packaging Sustainable Value Network and Packaging Scorecard Steering Committee. Additionally, Erik supported Coca-Cola’s North America Foodservice division through the instigation of a customer sustainability engagement platform and by leading the development of the Ecotainer® compostable cold cup.

Erik holds a B.A. in business administration/marketing from Seattle University, a Sustainable Business Certificate from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Resource Recovery Manager Certification through the California Resource Recovery Association.

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Article: 4 steps to move your company to zero waste
Article: Deliver Sustained Value to the Economy through Increased Recycling
Whitepaper: There's Money in the Trash
Blog Posts by Erik Makinson

Brooke Mittermann, PMP

Energy & Sustainability Program Management

Brooke Mittermann has designed and led strategic programs for Ecova’s large, multi-site commercial clients since 2012, developing holistic resource reduction projects to drive consumption and cost savings across a client’s portfolio. Brooke and her team of experts partner with clients across the country to identify and prioritize opportunities in the areas of energy, water, waste, carbon and supply chain, and implement operational and equipment efficiency measures. The team’s consultative approach ensures that solutions align with the client’s specific business goals. Brooke is also a member of Ecova’s Product Management team, focused on driving Ecova’s Water Management and Facility Optimization market offerings.

Prior to joining Ecova, Brooke founded a boutique consulting firm in Portland, OR with a simple mission: to give small business a sustainable advantage. Partnering with local and national businesses, Brooke provided strategic consulting; life cycle assessment research and reporting; and marketing, branding, and PR support for sustainable brands. In her early career, prior to pursuing an MBA, Brooke designed circuit boards for color laser printers at Xerox. With a foot in engineering and a foot in sustainable business, Brooke has honed her ability to translate between engineering, marketing, sales, and finance, and explain complex concepts to everyone from senior executives to site-level staff.

Brooke is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). She holds an MBA in sustainable business practices from the University of Oregon and graduated Cum Laude with an Honor's Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.

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Webinar: Tap into Water Saving Opportunities
Webinar: Prioritizing Energy & Water Efficiency Project Rollouts Across a Complex Portfolio
Article: Three Comprehensive Strategies to Reduce Water Consumption
Blog Posts by Brooke Mittermann

Jeremy Mohr

Director, Energy & Sustainability Analytics

As director of Ecova’s Energy & Sustainability Analytics, Jeremy is responsible for the successful delivery of Ecova’s carbon management consulting and energy analytics to more than 200 clients. Jeremy leads a team of 35 professional energy and carbon analysts and the delivery of Ecova’s Carbon Management Solutions, and energy and resource financial and analytical reporting. He is a key stakeholder in the innovation of Ecova’s integrated expanded data analytical capabilities. Jeremy also serves a member of Ecova’s internal Corporate Responsibility Advisory Board.

Jeremy has more than 15 years of client-focused project management experience, team leadership, and technical energy and sustainability expertise. He has extensive experience in leveraging energy and carbon data to provide clients with actionable business intelligence, including financial and environmental ROI analyses, carbon management and disclosure guidance, and total energy and sustainability program development recommendations. Jeremy is a LEED Accredited Professional whose background includes business and product development, strategic consulting, climate action planning, and a construction management career during which he led and supported the delivery of over $150M of complex, commercial construction projects.

Jeremy graduated Cum Laude with a BS in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and earned an MS in mechanical engineering from The George Washington University and an MS in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh, the first program of its kind globally.

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Webinar: Public Reporting Today and in the Future
Video: Know Your Carbon
Video: The Ecova Blueprint
Blog Posts by Jeremy Mohr

Indigo Teiwes

Business Solutions Director

As Business Solutions Director, Indigo works with new and existing clients to design appropriate programs with a focus on driving improvements in clients’ energy and sustainability performance and cost control. Indigo utilizes a holistic approach to lead executive teams at Fortune 1000 companies through strategic energy and sustainability plan development, serving as a trusted advisor for development of these strategies. Indigo is responsible for designing collaborative energy and sustainability programs that integrate the deep resource cost and usage data that Ecova manages for its clients, while ensuring a comprehensive approach to energy and sustainability issues.

Indigo has more than 15 years of experience evaluating energy and sustainability risks and opportunities and developing corresponding strategic responses. She leverages her previous work directing the Sustainability Research program for Portfolio 21, a global mutual fund. During her tenure with Portfolio 21, the fund outperformed its benchmark and grew in assets under management from less than $2 million to over $273 million.

Indigo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oregon in 1999 with a double major in Business and Environmental Studies and received an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute in June 2008.


Article: The Proof Is In The Pudding - Making the most of data to improve energy efficiency in 2015
Research Paper: Strategic Energy Management - A Framework Approach
Webinar: 2015 Energy & Sustainability Priorities and Predictions
Article: Tech Savvy Ecova, A software company serves up sustainability management as a combo
Blog Posts by Indigo Teiwes