Mr. McCurdy is the founder and Chairman of ESC. He started ESC in 1972 as an HVAC equipment representative. Today, ESC is a nationally recognized organization in the industry of building automation, security and access systems, energy management solutions, fire and life safety systems, and a full range of mechanical services. His philosophy of creative approaches and solutions for clients’ problems along with superior service is an important key to the growth and success of ESC. Mr. McCurdy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Mr. Craig McCurdy joined ESC in 1977. He has extensive experience in business development, project finance, and operations within the automated controls, security systems, and mechanical services industries. Mr. McCurdy is responsible for the acquisition and expansion of complementary services to broaden ESC’s service footprint. In addition, Mr. McCurdy oversees the day to day operations, employee relations, recruiting, and professional development.
Chief Operating Officer
As chief operating officer at ESC, Mike Mullin is responsible for all operations of the company. Mike provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to guarantee all systems are in place to effectively grow the company, ensure financial strength and efficient operations. With over 32 of years of experience in business operations management, Mike plays an integral role in setting the long-term strategic direction of the company. He leads initiatives that continuously improve ESC’s ability to meet customer needs and increase customer and employee satisfaction. His experience includes HVAC and Temperature Control Project Management, Corporate Operations and Facilities Management, Financial Operations Management and leading Continuous Improvement Initiatives. Mr. Mullin is broadly experienced in implementing Lean Six Sigma improvement methodologies. He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Sensei and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer of the company, Mr. Begin works closely with management in setting the strategic direction for the company and developing plans to achieve these goals. Mr. Begin has primary responsibility for managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.
Peter began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and has over 27 years of experience as a financial executive. In 2005, Mr. Begin founded The Alternative Board, a business coaching practice specializing in the formation of peer-advisory boards for local business owners. In this capacity, Mr. Begin worked closely with dozens of local business owners as a trusted advisor assisting them in everything from leadership, strategy, employee engagement and finance.
Mr. Begin, a Hartford native, received his BS in Accounting from UCONN, has served as an adjunct professor of finance at UCONN and currently serves as the Treasurer of his church.
Vice President, Field Operations
Ben Denalsky is vice president of Field Operations at ESC. He leads all aspects of the company’s field operations to ensure all projects and services are delivered effectively, efficiently, safely, and on time while monitoring all project financials from start to end. Ben has 28 years of experience in the Contracting and Construction industry and participates in corporate strategic planning and direction setting of the company. Mr. Denalsky is proficient in general knowledge of all construction trades, CAD and similar software platforms, Building Design and Construction, Site Development, Project planning, Implementation, and Management. He holds a B.S. in Forestry/Business Administration from the University of Maine.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mr. Sullivan has had a career in senior leadership positions leading sales, service and marketing teams on a national level. Most recently, as the National Vice President of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, he led the team overseeing the market share growth of over 1200 franchisees. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives for ESC, Mr. Sullivan is responsible for growing the market share through organic growth as well as securing new opportunities. Mr. Sullivan is leading the development of ESC’s expansion into the cyber security market with the authentication product, ProveID.
Human Resources Manager
Mrs. Duncan is responsible for establishing the Human Resources department at ESC. As the company grows, Kat will guide the organization to focus on talent and strategic workforce growth. With over 11 years of experience working primarily in the IT industry and Higher Education, she is a strategic and results-driven Human Resources leader with a proven ability to bring a positive and collaborative viewpoint to complex organizations. Her career started in recruiting and grew into career counseling. Her passion is to attract and retain top talent by empowering employees to see their potential and possible career paths. Mrs. Duncan holds a B.A. in Communication from UMass Amherst, a M.S. in Communication/Public Relations from Lasell College and is currently earning a M.S. in Human Resources Management from UConn School of Business. She is passionate about the continued satisfaction of employees and aiding in corporate success.
Energy Solutions Division Manager
Mr. Amedeo is responsible for leadership of the Energy Solutions Group at ESC. Mike has more than 27 years of experience working with building systems including HVAC, electrical, mechanical, building automation, and security systems. Under his direction, the energy team develops, analyzes, engineers, secures incentive funding and implements energy solutions that have reduced ESC’s customers annual energy consumption by millions of dollars. Prior to joining ESC, Mr. Amedeo was the Director of Engineering for a large Class A multi-tenant facility in Fairfield County, CT. Mr. Amedeo holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is an active member of AEE® and has completed several professional courses including the Certified Energy Managers training.