Our CHP Systems Management Team

Gary Fechter

General Manager, Performance Solutions & Engineering Services

Mr. Fechter is the General Manager of Performance Solutions and Engineering Services for UGI HVAC Enterprises and leads the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Design and Implementation team for UGI HVAC. His team is currently working on multiple CHP projects totaling more than 8,000 KW of electric capacity. Several of these projects have been awarded State of Pennsylvania Grants and Guaranteed Loans totaling $5.4 million. Mr. Fechter has more than 35 years of experience in energy, engineering, and project management. He is a Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance, and Certified Demand Side Management Professional. He has managed energy professionals, and has designed, implemented and operated energy projects that combined sustainable practices, clean on-site generation systems, and advanced efficiency technologies to help customers achieve their energy, economic, and environmental goals. These projects included cogeneration and combined heat and power systems (conventionally, biomass and biogas fueled), district energy and community energy systems, solar (photovoltaic) electric generation, solar thermal, and facility optimization. Prior to joining UGI HVAC, Mr. Fechter served as a Principal in Enerval Advisors, Vice President of Technical Development and Alternative Energy at Lime Energy Company, President and CEO of Princeton Energy Systems and was a Senior Executive with Trigen Energy Corporation. He also served with the US Army in various roles including Associate Professor of Physics at the US Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Fechter has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Steve Johnson

Business Development Manager, UGI Performance Solutions

Steve Johnson is the Business Development Manager for UGI Performance Solutions and is currently developing cogeneration projects that provide win-win results for all stakeholders involved.  Prior to joining UGI HVAC, he worked for UGI Energy Services developing and managing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects.  His background includes various leadership and management roles in the U.S. Army and the private sector.  Steve has a BS from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Villanova University.

Michael McDermott

General Manager, Berkshire Mechanical Services

Michael McDermott is the General Manager of Berkshire Mechanical Services. He oversees equipment procurement and project implementation for UGI HVAC’s trigeneration and cogeneration projects. Mr. McDermott has 40 years of experience in plumbing, HVAC and process piping design and installation. Mr. McDermott led the implementation of the PSECU’s trigeneration system construction and commissioning and oversees a team of mechanical technicians for the maintenance of that system. Mr. McDermott led the construction of Messiah College’s cogeneration system installation.

Justin Doh

Senior Project Development Engineer, UGI Performance Solutions

Nicholas Eschbach

Mechanical Estimator/Project Manager, Berkshire Mechanical

Jeffery S. Malosiecki

Sr. Project Engineer, UGI Performance Solutions

Denny Lorah

General Manager, Denny’s Electric