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Jack McGowan


Jack McGowan is CEO of Energy Control Inc. (ECI) and is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Department of Energy GridWise Architecture Council.  Mr. McGowan is collaborating as an Energy and Buildings Champion with the Galvin Electricity Initiative, and serves as Co-Chair of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Building to Grid Working Group.  He is also on the Board of the NewEnergy Alliance created by Constellation NewEnergy.  Finally, Mr. McGowan is working with the Governor’s office in New Mexico on the Green Grid and with Oklahoma Gas and Electric on its Positive Power initiative.

ECI 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. Mr. McGowan is an author with 5 books on Fairmont Press and Prentice Hall and over 125 articles, and is an internationally known energy, buildings and technology expert, and was chosen by his peers as 2006 Visionary at the Builconn Intelligent Buildings event.

Mr. McGowan was named Newsmaker of the Year by automatedbuildings.com in 2007.  The Association of Energy Engineers admitted him to the “International Energy Managers Hall of Fame” in 2003 and named him “International Energy Professional of the Year” in 1997.  He also sits on Technical Advisory Boards and is a Contributing Editor with several magazines including Engineered Systems, Green Intelligent Buildings Today and www.automatedbuildings.com.

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