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John Reid

Vice President, Power Strategy

John has been in the energy management industry since 1992. As the vice president, power services for Edison, John oversees our electric, sustainable and oil commodities account managers, and also actively manages more than $550 million in annual electric spend for clients in the steel, chemical, and automotive industries. John has worked on both the natural gas and electric sides of the energy management business, and his knowledge, experience and analytical skills help him to recommend solutions which result in potential new revenue opportunities and bottom line savings for clients.

As an example, in the first year of working with a world-leading automotive manufacturer client of Edison’s, John’s astute attention to detail in invoice auditing uncovered several supplier and utility billing issues, the resolution and correction of which led to the recovery of over a quarter million dollars for the facility.

John started his career at Columbia Gas, where he developed economic energy strategies for large commercial and industrial consumers. John also served as the Project Development Engineer for a mechanical contracting firm implementing Energy Conservation Projects for Ohio schools, which allowed schools to make capital improvements to their buildings.

John has a Bachelor’s degree in industrial & systems engineering from Ohio University, and an MBA from the University of Dayton. He has also completed additional training to earn the Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant (CIGC) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designations.