John Zbihley, President of OnDemand Energy, has over 30 years of energy industry experience and is an expert in energy procurement, production, delivery, and energy efficiency program development for businesses. Through his leadership at OnDemand, they have grown their services platform to serve over 8,000 business and 25,000 residential clients who have reduced their energy bills by over $200 million. John has extensive facility and engineering energy management experience. He also has had various leadership roles and senior-level management responsibilities for DQE subsidiaries including Duquesne Light and ValuSource Energy.
Mr. Zbihley earned his M.S. in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University, with concentrations in marketing, finance and entrepreneurship. He also studied engineering, economics and math at The Pennsylvania State University, where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Vice President, Sales & Business Development
John Bodine has 25 years of experience in business development, strategic planning and sales execution within the retail energy and information technology industries. John’s most recent experience in the retail energy sector involved the development and implementation of energy programs for OnDemand’s various affinity partners and associations. The over-arching goal of these affinity energy programs is to provide the greatest array of choice for energy purchasing in each respective electric distribution company (EDC), while simultaneously educating the marketplace on energy deregulation. Prior to joining OnDemand, John was instrumental in taking a sophisticated energy risk management product, normally reserved for large, industrial clients, and implementing the risk management platform for small commercial pools and aggregations. John also led the sales efforts in the PJM market for one of the energy industry’s largest third-party energy suppliers. John has a B.A. in Mathematics from St. Vincent College and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Director, Technical Services & Regulatory Affairs, PE, CEP
John Morris has over 35 years of experience in the regulated and deregulated energy industry. Prior to joining OnDemand, John served as Project Manager of Rates and Regulatory Affairs for Duquesne Light Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At Duquesne, John was responsible for Cost of Service studies, electric rate design and tariff issues, and worked extensively with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He was a key participant in rate design of unbundled retail tariffs into transmission, distribution, generation and stranded costs. John was also responsible for coordination of key regulatory filings, coordination of PA PUC management audits, preparation of testimony and served as a witness for cost-of-service filings to the PA PUC. John is a registered Engineer with the State of Pennsylvania. John has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an agricultural engineering degree from West Virginia University.
Vice President, Managed Energy Products
Doug Schaefer has over 17 years of wholesale electricity experience. Prior to joining OnDemand, Doug spent the majority of his career as the Director of Portfolio Management at Strategic Energy (now Direct Energy). In this role, Doug was responsible for the management of the Energy Management Center, Managed Products Group and the Gas Management business. Doug also lead the company’s decision making process across all optimization and purchasing strategies. In his most recent role, Doug was responsible for establishing the wholesale power and gas desk at Guttman Energy. In this role, Doug responsibilities included establishing wholesale supplier agreements, developing forward pricing curves, implementing and executing hedging strategies, defining wholesale processes and procedures and assisting in the development of the corporate risk management policy. Doug has also played a key leadership role in two local start up energy companies. Doug has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director, Education Market Services
Don Wukich manages OnDemand’s school district Intermediate Unit consortiums and higher education energy programs. Don also takes on a leading management role within OnDemand’s professionally managed energy pools/solutions division. Prior to joining OnDemand in 2010, Don was a leader in managing one of the nation’s first natural gas consortiums, consisting of approximately 150 school districts as well as non-public schools, municipalities and churches in Western Pennsylvania. Over the past 20 years, participants have saved in excess of $70 million through participation in this consortium. Don has also been involved in the deregulated electric market since 1997, where the electric consortium saved over $38 million.
John Welch has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry. He has held senior executive positions in natural gas, electric and complementary energy-related industries. His career began in 1974 at Equitable Gas Company, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based vertically-integrated natural gas company. After 21 years of service, he left Equitable Gas Company as president to launch DQE Holdings into several new complementary energy-related businesses. One of those businesses was OnDemand Energy. Mr. Welch has spoken both domestically and internationally in areas related to competitive marketing, data retrieval technology and corporate development, and has been published in numerous energy-related trade journals. He has industry experience in the privatization of utility assets in Australia, the Pacific Rim, South America and Europe. Mr. Welch has served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Gas Association, Research Advisory Committee of the Institute of Gas Technology, the Advisory Board of the Ford Motor Corporation Alternative Fuel Vehicle Initiative, the Marketing Advisory Board of Duquesne University, and served as vice president of the Advisory Board of The Pennsylvania State University – New Kensington Campus. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University, completed the Ventures and Mergers graduate program at Northwestern University, and is a certified Green Roof Professional.
Director, Sales Support Services
Lorraine Lang has over 10 years of experience as an accomplished energy expert. Before joining OnDemand Lorraine worked at a top Competitive Retail Energy Company, supporting all aspects of energy procurement and successful enrollment for commercial, industrial, and national clients. Her expertise in US Power Market including areas of pricing, customer enrollment, historical data acquisition, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) rules and overall utility operating practices make her a great asset to the OnDemand Team. Lorraine has implemented Customer Relationship Management systems to include work flow management and real-time working queues, process automation, and improved user interface. Lorraine has lead front office business process audits and implemented best in business processes and systems as a result. She is a hands-on Leader and Operations professional with a passion to implement process automation and create best-in-business processes to support client and partner needs. Lorraine holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Christian R. Silveira
Director, Sales & Partner Operations, CEP
Christian joined the OnDemand team in 2010. His ten years of experience in the Finance & Banking industry and as a small business owner of an independent brokerage company have prepared him for his current leadership role. Driven by his desire to lead by example and his hands-on management style, Christian always meets customer and client demands while maintaining exceptionally high quality customer service. Under Christian’s leadership, OnDemand has experienced steady growth and consistent market expansion. Christian is a licensed Certified Energy Professional (CEP) and is a 2001 alumnus of Malone University, where he earned a B.S. in History.
Director, Business Development
Todd is responsible for leading new business development, sales, marketing and energy procurement initiatives including client prospecting, development, evaluation and enrollment into OnDemand’s energy procurement programs. His collegiate and professional athletics background provides a unique foundation of experience specific to his leadership, team building and performance based sales skills. Todd draws from 15 years of sales, marketing and strategic business development positions and has a wealth of experience building C-Level relationships through personal contact, communications, presentations and negotiations. He is an 8 year veteran of the National Football League (NFL) having played in over 100 games for the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. Todd is President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NFL Alumni and has co-author a book called Pigskin Dreams – The People, Places and Events that Forged the Character of the NFL’s Greatest Players. Todd has a B.S. Economics from Arizona State University.
Director, Marketing & Sales Coordinator
Phil Orend joined OnDemand Energy in 2006. He has extensive background in the manufacturing and industrial customer market segment. In his former position as a sales account manager in industrial lubricants, he was responsible for savings his clients over $40 million dollars in annual operating costs in the first 3 years. Mr. Orend also has significant experience with large non-profit organizations with leadership positions including President of the Hopewell Area School Board and a Trustee of the Board at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland PA.
Director, Energy Services
Jack Wagner joined OnDemand in 2003 as Project Manager. He worked as an electrician with the IBEW for 27 years prior to coming to OnDemand. Jack supplies field services to customers to help them manage their electric costs. Jack studied Chemical Engineering at University of Pittsburgh and The Ohio State University.
Director of IT
Paul joined the OnDemand team in 2014, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in the IT field. He has worked with multiple industries over the course of his career including Energy, Manufacturing, Software, Advertising and Education. His prior leadership, experience, technical knowledge and hands-on work ethic will guide the OnDemand team both now and moving forward. He is a graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh (MS) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BS).
Congressional Country Club
Many of our members at Congressional Country Club understand managing risk in an uncertain future and planning appropriate courses of action. Buying a volatile commodity like electricity is really all about managing risk and looking for purchasing opportunities. We have been extremely pleased with the performance of our current energy contract, as OnDemand Energy monitors the energy markets on a daily basis. Over the past two years, we have been able to take advantage of declining power prices as we continue to purchase power in a prudent, risk-averse fashion.
Curtiss Flow Wright
With rate caps for electricity expiring in Allegheny Power, we were very concerned about the financial impact to our bottom line. In addition, our operations were transitioning and it was unclear how much energy we would be consuming in the future. OnDemand Energy was able to skillfully negotiate contract language, protecting us from the uncertainty in our usage patterns, and, to our pleasant surprise, they were able to negotiate a rate that was lower than the previous capped rate, saving in excess of $600,000 per year for our organization!
Greg Carns and B.J. Rottschaefer
Senior Supply Buyer and Senior Facility Engineer
First Commonwealth Bank
First Commonwealth Bank has over 115 branch locations spread over four different electric utility territories, so trying to find energy savings with so many small and medium-sized meters in different locations was a daunting task. Thankfully, we were able to leverage the ChamberChoice Energy program, managed by OnDemand, as they already had pre-negotiated rates in each of the four utilities with immediate savings for the smaller branch locations, while they negotiated customized prices for our two larger branches! Brought to us by our membership in the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, all branch locations are benefiting with energy savings thanks to OnDemand.