With nearly 20 years of energy efficiency experience, Ash Awad is responsible for evolving McKinstry’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and facility services business lines while providing the vision and leadership for a variety of related strategic initiatives. His extensive knowledge in the energy industry includes systems engineering, evaluation of sustainable ideas, development of alternative-financing solutions, and optimizing and securing utility incentives and grant programs.
As vice president, Ash is responsible for a staff of over 450 of the finest energy and facility services professionals in the industry. He and his team support cities, counties, school districts, universities, medical centers, commercial, and federal clients with a variety of energy and facility related services.
Ash has served the community in a variety of industry and philanthropic roles. Currently, he serves as the board president of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, and he serves as a board of director for Innovate Washington, Climate Solutions and the Pacific Science Center.
Ash has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Ash is a registered professional engineer