Acadia Energy Corporation
Rochester, NY 14618, US
Electricity Generation & Utilities
An energy integration firm that develops stand-alone microgrids on a proprietary cloud-based technology platform. Our solutions are specialized environments to protect critical infrastructure against power losses from rising threats of terror.
The Department of Homeland Security describes our nation’s critical infrastructure as providing the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation’s economy, security, and health. We know it as the power we use in our homes, the water we drink, the transportation that moves us, the stores we shop in, and the communication systems we rely on to stay in touch with friends and family.
Acadia Energy Corporation is a Smart Energy Integration™ company that specializes in the design, development and ongoing operations of customized, secure microgrid energy solutions.
Events over the recent weeks and months have made it glaringly obvious that our nation needs to make large strides to protect our critical infrastructure and by extension, our economy from terroristic threats. CNN, in a poll conducted on 6/13/16 states “71% of polled Americans believe that an imminent terror attack on US soil is ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ likely over the next several weeks”.
Our solutions provide additional benefits to our clients such as Energy Surety, Savings & Budget Stability, and Energy Diversification. Our core management team has decades of experience providing mission critical solutions to government, police, fire and federal authorities and we plan to use that expertise to take our energy solutions to a new level of capability with our proprietary InSite™ platform under development. InSite is patentable, intellectual property of Acadia.
Products / Services
Microgrids are a key component to the sustainability and modernization of our nation’s energy infrastructure. They provide resiliency, redundancy, surety and security against severe weather events and cyber and physical terror attacks. Acadia will manage these microgrid energy systems through our patentable, cloud-based, InSite operating platform. The systems we deploy include a mix of both renewable and non-renewable energy resources, which we develop into a complex business solution to include complete legal support, financing and incentive packages.
Chief Executive Officer
John Bay has spent over 30 years in IT and business management environments for industries including Wireless Data and Telecommunications, Application Software and Internet Technology development, Systems Integration and Application Service Provider markets. Previously he founded Paradigm4, a corporate enterprise with more than 200 employees, and Viyya Technologies, leading to the successful completion some of the country’s largest IT system integration projects. He has held upper management positions throughout his career, including P&L divisional responsibilities for Wireless and Telecommunications at MCI Worldcom. He also served on the AT&T technical advisory board.
John has owned, operated and managed corporate enterprises specializing in large, complex system integration projects and has successfully completed over $600 million in projects. He personally excels in start-up opportunities that require an instinctive, entrepreneurial mindset.
Chief Marketing Officer
Heather Novak has been an entrepreneur and strategy consultant for almost 20 years, taking ideas and turning them into profitable reality. Previously, Heather held the role of Vice President of Operations for The Verdi Group, a national award winning direct response agency and later founded Impact Creative Group, which grew into four profitable divisions with staff located across the US. She served as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Association of Independent Welding Distributors and spent a decade as a mentor for the Small Business Advisory Council.
She has worked on large scale projects and consulted with companies including IKEA, Skyline, Izzo Golf, AARP and TLC. Heather’s extensive consulting work has spanned across hundreds of organizations, serving varied marketing, operations and business development roles. Her unique ability to build a brand, motivate teams, implement strategies and deliver results is proven.
Chief Information Officer
Chairman and CIO Steve Schmitt began his career as a Software Engineer in the intelligence, defense and financial services industry. In 1994, he was appointed Director and Chief Information Officer of the City of Pittsburgh. He subsequently became CIO of 2 publicly traded telecommunication companies, FORE Systems and Crown Castle International. As CIO, he directed the implementation of over $500m of IT hardware, software and professional services, and has collectively managed over 500 personnel in 7 countries.
As CIO, Steve has lead the implementation of many enterprise applications including Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, I2 & Siebel. As VP of eCommerce at Marconi Ltd., he was a member of the PMO on “Project Touchdown” which consolidated 22 global ERP systems into 3 centers of excellence that resided in North America, Europe and Asia. Steve is a graduate of Robert Morris and Carnegie Mellon University.
Chief Technology Officer
Mark D. Smith
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Mark D. Smith is a Project Developer and Project Manager devoted to Solar Projects. He has a combined experience of over 30 years in Construction Management and renewable energy technology deployment, and has developed a team of experienced, talented professionals that have a unique experience base is both renewable energy technologies and construction management.
Mark has been providing pre-feasibility, feasibility, Project Development and Construction Management services to the Solar industry for 13 years. In the last 3 years, he has successfully developed 9 Solar Farm projects from land purchase through final Zoning approvals of over 100 MW and installed over 5MW of net metered Solar Rooftop Projects. 25 MW of these projects were purchased from our clients by other parties and have been built.