Bob Zak

Senior Vice President, Facility Solutions

As senior vice president of Facility Solutions, Bob brings over 20 years of experience in the facility automation and energy management sectors. In his role, Bob is responsible for helping our clients gain the insight they need to make informed decisions about energy and utility usage across their entire portfolio, as well as providing mechanisms for reducing consumption, cost, and carbon footprint. He oversees a team of 230 employees in the facility optimization, resource analytics, procurement, rates, lease, waste, and carbon & sustainability departments.

"I am inspired by our employees’ passion for the Ecova brand promise of total energy and sustainability management; it drives our commitment to products and services that really make a difference. "

Prior to joining Ecova in 2012, Bob was a founder, president and general manager of Powerit Solutions, an international cleantech company providing energy management systems and services to the industrial and commercial markets. Prior to that, Bob spent 12 years at a large regional factory automation firm serving as vice president of sales and marketing, where he was responsible for building sales channels into industrial, utility and commercial markets.

His thoughts on energy efficiency have been published widely in many industry publications, including The Seattle Times, ManagingAutomation.com and Greentech Media. He has authored numerous industry white papers on energy management and is a frequent speaker at conferences nationwide.

Bob holds a B.S. in industrial distribution from Central Washington University and attended the University of Alabama Birmingham’s School of Business special studies industrial distribution program.

Outside of the office, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, juggling their dance and soccer schedules, and squeezing in some hunting and fishing.