Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, CEA, CSDP, CDSM, DGCP is President of Energy Control Inc. (ECI), an Optera Energy Company and is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of Energy GridWise Architecture Council. He has served as an Ambassador to the OpenADR Alliance for Demand Response, and a member of the Galvin Electricity Initiative Team of Leaders. He was Founding Co-Chair of the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology; Building to Grid Working Group.
The Association of Energy Engineers admitted him to the “International Energy Managers Hall of Fame” in 2003. He received the EarthRight Award from Delta Controls in 2009 and Visionary Awards at Connectivity Week in 2009 and from the NM Sustainable Business Summit in 2012. ECI was named one of the 11 companies to watch in the Smart Grid space in 2011 by Smart Grid News and won a 2008 American Business Award sponsored by Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal as “Best Overall Company in the U.S. with less than 100 employees”. Mc Gowan is an author with 5 books on Fairmont Press and Prentice Hall and over 200 articles published.