As Chief Market Officer, Ash Awad oversees McKinstry’s market development strategy and provides leadership for the sales and business development efforts of all lines of business – from design and construction to energy and facility services. He also lends his vision and leadership to a variety of related strategic initiatives.With more than 20 years of energy efficiency experience, Ash has been responsible for evolving McKinstry’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, and facility services business lines. 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. 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 serves on the boards for 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.