Industry expert to join Eco Engineering as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives
(December 9, 2019 Cincinnati, Ohio) – Eco Engineering, the largest independent design-build engineering firm in the US energy efficient lighting industry, announced today that industry veteran Frank Agraz has joined the Company as Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and a member of its leadership team.
Since 1993, Frank has been active in the lighting industry in a variety of engineering and business development roles. He has worked with companies such as Amtech Lighting, MetalOptics, Honeywell, and Aqualine Resources. Frank also co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, a turnkey lighting services company, for 10 years prior to its sale to OSRAM Sylvania where Frank served throughout its transformation to SLS Energy Solutions, a WESCO business. Frank has been an active member of Illuminating Engineering Society and a frequent speaker on a range of lighting design topics.
In his new role at Eco Engineering, Frank will be focused initially on optimizing the Company’s core processes with primary focus on its auditing and engineering processes. He will also lead the Company’s efforts in maximizing its use of tools and technology in support of its processes. Frank will continue to be a visible spokesperson on the trends and best applications of lighting technology in the marketplace.
“The addition of Frank Agraz is an important step in the continued plan for Eco Engineering to be a leading provider of energy efficient lighting and lighting controls services to companies in North America,” stated Tom Kirkpatrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eco Engineering. “The opportunities to deploy properly designed lighting technology that also generates maximum energy savings across large facilities and exterior settings are endless. Having Frank on the Eco Engineering leadership team strengthens our ability to deliver superior services to our customers.”
Eco Engineering provides energy efficient lighting services to both Fortune 1000 firms and energy service companies (ESCOs). The company has a distinctive profile in that they are an engineering and design firm which comprehensively audits the existing lighting infrastructure, designs replacement systems best suited for the facility, performs all project implementation phases including product supply, and follows EPA compliant disposal services. In addition, the firm helps clients qualify for federal, state or local utility incentives to reduce project expense and boost return-on-investment.
Eco Engineering completed over 135 projects in 2018 involving commercial office buildings, industrial facilities, schools, municipal buildings, retail stores, hospitals, hotels and distribution centers. The combined impact of these projects was a reduction of 85 million kilowatts of electricity per year and more than $8 million in annual energy savings for Eco Engineering customers. The company has been growing rapidly in recent years and expects continued double-digit growth as more and more businesses recognize the importance of sustainability and the huge potential for saving money on their electric bills.
About Eco Engineering
For more than 25 years, Eco Engineering has helped its customers reduce operating costs through increased energy savings while playing a part in preserving the environment for generations to come. Eco Engineering is a national design build engineering firm which specializes in providing energy efficient lighting and lighting controls upgrades in large facilities. Eco Engineering has completed thousands of projects for customers such as Adidas Group, AT&T, Johnson Controls, Kroger, Performance Services, Siemens among others. Visit www.ecoengineering.com for more information.