Telkonet, Inc., a provider of centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation, and proactive support services, announced yesterday that it has appointed Jeff Sobieski as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Formerly Executive Vice President (EVP) of Energy Management, Sobieski has been with Telkonet since March 2007 and is taking over as COO following Dottie Cleal’s resignation in May due to immediate family health issues.
Telkonet’s President and CEO Jason Tienor commented, “Our business is seeing dramatic change with energy management related opportunities permeating almost all aspects of our product lines and many of our business functions and opportunities. Jeff assumed the post of EVP of Energy Management in December 2007, with responsibility for evolving the road map to realize continued growth and efficiencies across the energy management products and operations. He also led the drive to secure high level business for our energy management solution, as well as developing the road map for our new networked platform, preparing Telkonet for strong growth in this area.
“As Telkonet continues to implement additional operational efficiencies, the separate roles of EVP of Energy Management and COO are increasingly redundant and therefore, we have consolidated these into a single role held by Jeff Sobieski. We look forward to his continued strong contributions to help Telkonet realize its success and achieve new milestones.”
As COO, Sobieski will work out of Telkonet’s offices in both Germantown, PA and Milwaukee, WI. Commenting on his new role, Sobieski said, “I am gratified by the Board’s confidence in me, and regard this as a great honor and opportunity. As an existing part of the team, I can bring my organizational knowledge and established relationships into play, accelerating the process of uniting the company and establishing cross functional communication.”
Prior to joining Telkonet, Sobieski was Chief Information Officer at EthoStream, which he co-founded with Jason Tienor in 2002. His career includes co-founding Interactive SolutionZ, a Milwaukee-based IT consulting firm, and a number of high level consulting and system development projects, including positions within major corporations in the medical and insurance industries. Jeff holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a MBA from Marquette University.