Monday September 25th 2017

Jack Berryhill

As Founder and President of Activelogix, Jack is responsible for overall company well-being, customer satisfaction, and corporate vision. Jack started his career with Honeywell in Memphis TN as an application engineer. He later worked for a Mechanical Service company and later as an engineer with J&A Mechanical in Memphis. While at J&A, he was tasked with starting a controls group and he began working with a new Honeywell product based on the Niagara AX Framework. After successfully building J&A’a controls group, Jack found opportunity at Tridium, Inc, where he was responsible for technical support for integrators in the Southeast. In 2002, Jack left to form Activelogix, LLC and he became the Tridium distributor for the South. Jack is certified to engineer Tridium systems including the Vykon Energy Software (VES).

Darryl Thompson

As Vice President of Operations, Darryl is responsible for financial and technical operations staff and overall profitability. Darryl began his career with Johnson Controls in Raleigh NC as a controls technician. Over the next 17 years, he also served as a regional support engineer, and as the lead energy engineer for North Carolina. With success, he was recruited to lead a national energy services team for a utility ESCO and later joined Tridium in its early start-up days. At Tridium, Darryl wore a variety of hats from sales tracking/forecasting to being the liaison between Tridium and its OEM partners. Darryl also worked as a Service Manager for Hoffman and Hoffman, a regional distributor of equipment and controls for several years and then had an opportunity to purchase part of the business. With this purchase, he formed FirstSource Distributors, a regional Honeywell controls distributor. In 2006, Darryl merged his business with Activelogix. Darryl is now responsible for the Energy Engineering and Financial Operations of Activelogix, LLC and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Greg Barnes

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Greg is responsible for revenue growth, brand and product alignment with needs of our customers. Greg started his career with Johnson Controls, Inc. in Greenboro, NC as a sales engineer designing Metasys BAS systems. In later years, he was responsible for negotiating energy/performance contracting partnerships with multiple K-12 systems and Colleges in NC. After 10 years, he joined a local Utility ESCO and was responsible for the Commercial arm of the Utilities’ non-regulated facilities management services group. In 1996, Greg joined a start-up technology company called Tridium, and began to build the distribution and OEM channels for the Niagara AX product. In 2006, Greg left Tridium to join Activelogix as the Partner focused on Marketing and Sales.

Tucker Watson

As Principal Software Architect, Tucker is responsible for software strategy, development, and design.  Tucker spent three years as an intern at Tridium while attending Clemson University.  After graduating in 2008 he joined Activelogix as their first full-time software developer.  Tucker was the lead developer of Periscope Dashboard and has been responsible for over 50 Niagara Framework projects.

Mark Fenimore

Mark Fenimore currently serves as an Energy Analyst for Activelogix, with a focus on implementing and supporting energy-related building automation projects. Mark is a Certified Energy Manger (CEM), and leverages his experience in the energy and facilities management field through the application and support of the Periscope facility dashboard created by Activelogix. Other strengths include the setup and supervision of other analytics and BAS graphics programs such as SkySpark and FIN Stack for clients in commercial, educational, government and healthcare sectors. Mark’s prior experience in the energy industry includes four years working for Building Intelligence Group as an Energy Consultant, where he performed commercial-grade ASHRAE II and III energy audits which included a full spectrum of duties such as field assessments, energy analytics, financial analyses, and market research and awareness campaigns.

Jim Bland

Jim Bland joined Honeywell in December of 2016 with over 20 years of leadership experience. Prior to joining Honeywell, Jim was the Founder and CEO of He also served as CEO of Codi, Inc. Jim received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his MBA from Harvard Graduate School.

Trevor Palmer

Trevor Palmer is the Vice President of Controls, Applications & User Experience with Distech Controls.  For more than 20 years, he has brought innovative concepts and energy management know-how to the industry, having held leadership roles in contracting, manufacturing and technical sales. Recognized as a building automation expert throughout North America and Europe, Trevor is instrumental in positioning Distech Controls as an industry leader in building automation technologies, while guiding the company’s strategic development, market expansion and product line diversification.

Scott Boehm

Joining Tridium in 1999, Scott Boehm is Director of Vykon Energy Building Security Sales. Scott is highly experienced in building automation & facility management systems and has executed multi-million dollar automation infrastructure projects for some of the most demanding building owners and property managers. Honorably discharged from the USAF, Scott has a B.S. in Electronic Engineering. He’s seen the twilight of pneumatic controls; the proliferation of direct digital controls; and was/is a key player in Belimo Aircontrols and Tridium, two notable companies which have reshaped the commercial controls market. In addition, he has worked with a variety of building owners to design and implement intelligent building solutions.

Ed Merwin

Ed Merwin has over 40 years of experience in the building automation industry in field operations, sales, marketing, and management. Ed was with Honeywell, Inc. for 25 years before joining Tridium, Inc. in 2001. Tridium is the global leader in open platforms, automation technology, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions. Tridium’s Niagara software technology and applications have fundamentally changed the way devices and systems connect, integrate and interoperate with each other and the enterprise via the web. In 2005 Tridium became an independent business entity of Honeywell International. Ed is currently the Director of Automation, Energy, and Security and manages Tridium’s Vykon systems integration channel and strategic business unit. He works with end users, owners, consultants and system integrators on a daily basis. Ed presents regularly on the value of systems and data integration in creating safe, comfortable, and efficient intelligent buildings. Ed is an associate member of ASHRAE and has a B.S. in Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.

Larry Weber

As the Environmental and Energy Solutions – Building Control Systems General Manager, Larry is responsible for leading the Honeywell Building Control System, Field Devices and Electrical Sub-Meter businesses to develop, support and execute a portfolio-wide business and channel strategy that optimizes energy management, improves operational effectiveness, and enhances asset value of Commercial Buildings.

Larry joined Honeywell in 1994 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in Product Marketing, Channel Management, and Strategic Marketing.

A certified Honeywell Marketing Excellence Master, he holds a MBA from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

Tony Icenhour

Tony brings more than 27 years of BAS industry experience to Distech Controls, with extensive know-how in the areas of sales, marketing, and business development. Having joined the team in 2014 as a Regional Sales Manager, Tony has been instrumental in producing significant growth for Distech Controls.

Paul Bergquist

Paul Bergquist holds a senior role in Business Development at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for building, energy and equipment data. Paul has over 18 years of experience in building automation and energy management, having served in technical, sales and management roles for automation distributors and systems integrators. At SkyFoundry he helps owners and channel partners take advantage of advanced operational analytics to create truly intelligent buildings.

Marc Petock

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing for Lynxspring, Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives. Prior to Lynxspring, Marc was the Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications leader at Tridium. Previous to Tridium, Marc oversaw the technology practices for leading marketing consulting firms where he worked with leading software and communication companies.

Marc also serves as Executive Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors for Project Haystack, an open source initiative that is streamlining working with data from the Internet of Things.

Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. He is responsible for global marketing strategy and actively participates in corporate evangelism activities. Prior to joining J2 Innovations, Scott served as Director of Sales, Sr. Applications Engineer, and Manager of Technical Services for Tridium. He is best known as an industry expert in smart homes, smart buildings, and smart device management.

Donny Walker

Donny Walker graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and specialty in Fiber Optics and Electrical Systems for Buildings. With over 20 years of engineering, project management, and partner-in-charge responsibilities in low voltage and integrated building automation systems, his experience includes advanced technology developments, office buildings, higher education campuses, hospitals and data centers. Donny is particularly skilled in the design of networked building systems for smart buildings and IoT applications. Donny was named a Partner in 2016 and leads the Special Technologies Group for Newcomb & Boyd.

Steve Wiggins

Steve Wiggins has over 30 years of experience in optimizing building operations. His work has involved commissioning, retrocommissioning, and operations and training activities for educational, research, cultural, health care, and corporate projects. Steve has been responsible for more than 150 projects. Widely published and a sought after speaker, he often teaches certification seminars for commissioning and retrocommissioning professionals. Whether a complex facility on a health care campus, in academia or private industry, or on a military base, Steve has expertise in making buildings perform at their best.

James Johnson

James Johnson has worked in the mechanical and control industries for over 25 years. James joined Tridium in 2006 as a technical sales engineer for the Vykon channel. In this role he interacts directly with customers providing product demos, technical support, proof of concept designs, software development and technical product training. James is also deeply involved with the product development process at Tridium.

Robert Murchison

Mr. Murchison has been supporting PBS since 2011. He has over 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, sales and design of technology to real estate developers and commercial business with expertise in networking, software and database applications. He has been an MIS network specialist with Wix and has been an equity owner and sales executive at LVTS Integration, as well as Cisco Systems Partner.

Mr. Murchison is currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of the consulting firm, Intelligent Buildings, LLC, which is nationally recognized as a specialist in real estate technology consulting which includes: strategy and standards development, organization alignment and financial analysis.  Mr. Murchison along with his fellow co-founder also how two US Patents for the methods used in Analytical Devices with buildings.

Johnny Morgan

Johnny is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern University, where he obtained a B.A. in Finance. He has worked with two of the largest lighting manufacturers in the industry in various sales and product development roles. Additionally, he has instructed on a variety of lighting topics. He is a LEED accredited professional and has consistently proven to be an innovative technical resource. He specializes in problem resolution for large facilities and multi-location retail customers. Johnny actively participates in the development of products by working closely with clients and commmunicating their needs directly back to the manufacturer. His participation in this process keeps Bagby on the cutting edge of future developments and enables the company to offer the most relevant and innovative products to its valued clients. Johnny and his wife, Tammy, reside in South Charlotte with their children. Johnny likes to stay active and plays volleyball in the local Architectural League.

Ann Watson

Ann joined Bagby in 2006. At that time she managed and maintained corporate accounts. In 2012, Ann received national accreditation in lighting by the NCQLP. This credential is awarded to individuals that have met the qualifications of specialized lighting experience and education. In 2014, she became the director of the specifications and design team. Her focus is to educate and assist the design community with fun and innovative ways to light spaces and environments. Ann’s co-workers have described her as knowledgeable about Bagby products and dedicated to her customers and her work. Her passion in life is design and finding great ways to enhance spaces through lighting.

Keith Pehl

Keith is the President of AEE NC Piedmont Chapter and President and CEO of Optima Engineering, located in Charlotte, N.C. Keith started the firm in 1992 and has overseen its growth in last 25 years. Keith graduated from North Carolina State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and later earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1991.

As CEO of Optima Engineering, Keith is responsible for all the business/employee aspects of the firm as well as providing leadership, education, business development/marketing and management. He provides engineering services to our clients and designs electrical distribution systems, fire alarm systems, telephone distribution, and lighting design for everything from industrial and educational facilities to churches to medical facilities to corporate data centers. In addition to his focus on managing Optima Engineering and Electrical Engineering he also is involved with strategic planning, sustainable design, renewable energy, and energy analysis. He advises and develops sustainable engineering strategies for all types of clients and their facilities.

Fred Gordy

Fred Gordy is an industry expert within building intelligence data analysis for building control and power monitoring systems with emphasis on cyber security. His control systems knowledge and strong IT leadership gives him insight on challenges of interlacing traditional IT environments with control systems for a cohesive and secure operational technology platform.

With over 15 years in the BAS space, over 5 years of BAS cyber security and 20 years in the IT space Fred is nationally recognized as a cyber-security thought leader for the building controls industry as well as a past Chairman of the Cyber Security Committee for the InsideIQ 55 international member companies. Security Steering Committee Member for S.E.A.T. (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology). Fred was also a part of the Steering Committee Member for the Greater Atlanta Cyber Security for Control Systems, which is comprised founding members of SANS as well other thought leaders in ICS/SCADA.

Joe Stasiek

Joe Stasiek oversees the sales operations in North and South America for Contemporary Controls located in Downers Grove, IL. He joined the company in 2002 after spending the previous 32 years in technical sales, application and management roles with organizations including Total Control Products, Furnas Electric, Modicon, and Square D Company. Favorite part of his job is face-to-face interaction with customers and mentoring the sales staff in customer empathy.

Tim Cool

Tim Cool is founder of Cool Solutions Group, and has assisted nearly 400 churches, (equating to over 4 Million Sq Ft) throughout the United States with their facility needs. He has collaborated with churches in the areas of facility needs analysis, design coordination, pre-construction and construction management as well as life cycle planning/facility management. Cool Solutions Group is also the developer of eSPACE Facility Management software products including Event Scheduler, Event Registration, Work Order Management, Life Cycle Calculator and HVAC integration.

Tim is also the author of three books, Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space, Church Locality (co-authored with Jim Tomberlin) and Plan 4 It: The 4 Essential Master Plans For Every Church as well as a church Facility Management manual entitled “Intentional Church Series: Facility Stewardship”.

Guy Zebrick

Guy Zebrick has been with Honeywell for 28 years and has held various roles within the field organization including: Commercial Controls Technician, Branch Application Engineer, Project Manager, Systems and Products Sales Engineer. He is Niagara R2, AX, N4, & HW Spyder certified and is the creator and keeper of the WEBs Best Practices and FAQ document.

Russell Weil

Russell Weil has been in the commercial real estate industry for over 23 years focusing on office development and portfolio management. During his career, Mr. Weil managed several, large-scale development projects from site acquisition, tenant procurement, design and construction, financing and budget management.

Since 2012, Mr. Weil has led a team focused on designing and implementing technology solutions in commercial buildings for corporate end users and commercial real estate developers.   The Building Network Technologies team focuses on the design of a singular converged and secure network for low voltage building systems and the integration to those systems to a common interface.

Eric Swiney

Eric Swiney was raised in the mechanical install/service business, his grandfather was an industrial master electrician and father was an owner/operator of an HVAC service company. Eric joined Distech Controls in July of 2016 and now supports the entire US sales channel with his technical expertise.

Chris Ammon