We’re passionate about the solutions we engineer, and we’re proud to be leading the transition towards a greener grid. Though we’re known for innovative technologies, including our SCADA systems and Microgrid Controllers (MGCs), we’re defined by the folks who make the magic possible. Nothing we do would be possible without the incredible people here at Trimark—from our Field Techs and CAISO Inspectors, to our Operations Center and Project Managers, and everyone in-between.
Trimark’s leadership takes this idea to heart. Comprised of the industry’s foremost experts, the members of our management team have significant hands-on experience in their respective fields, enabling them to lead by example.
President and Founder
Mark provides the strategic direction and leadership for this engineering firm. His experience includes engineering and implementing complex metering designs and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, auditing the design and operation of metering systems, installing interval meters with wireless connectivity, and meter data management. Prior to founding Trimark, Mark managed CAISO’s revenue metering initiative from conception, development, deployment, and stable operation.
Chief Marketing Officer
Dean has over 40 years of experience in setting the vision for complex control system, instrumentation, and electrical utility projects. As an electrical engineer, Dean has led project and regional teams and has implemented quality management systems from project conception to conclusion. Dean has been responsible for the successful implementation of over $500 million of capital improvements related to controls, systems, networks, metering and security.
Bora Akyol, Ph.D
Chief Technology Officer
Bora orchestrates all of Trimark’s technology efforts, including product development and network security. Bora has over 23 years of experience, holds more than 20 patents, and is an expert in a number of protocols, including Ethernet, MPLS, VPN, 802.11, MACSec, 802.1X, PKI, TCP, and IP. Prior to joining Trimark, Bora was Senior Director of Engineering at 8minute Solar Energy and Chief Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Chief Strategy Officer
Chris has over 20 years of experience in a number of financial leadership roles across various industries. He is responsible for assisting Mark and other members of Trimark’s leadership team with developing, communicating, implementing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. Chris speaks German, Portuguese, and Spanish, and has done business in more than 20 countries on all inhabited continents.
Vice President of Operations
Jae has more than 25 years of experience with control, instrumentation, security, and electrical systems for automation of complex processes. His experience includes operations and engineering oversight, project management, design, specifications, supervision, construction oversight, and start-up of complex control system, instrumentation, security, and electrical projects.
Director of Sales and Client Relations
Mr. Grimes helps Developers and EPCs assess their operational and compliance requirements and provide them practical advice on the solution. Joe has earned the trust of executives throughout the energy sector by understanding and interpreting complex needs for control, metering, measurement, analytics, and compliance. He works to clearly define the systems they need, then guides them in acquiring a comprehensive solution at a fair value.
Director of Trimark Consulting Services
Scott has over 20 years experience in the power generation industry in all aspects of planning, design, installation, troubleshooting, training, and maintenance. As Director of Trimark’s Consulting Services, Scott helps clients navigate issues in understanding requirements and creating solutions to meet their compliance obligations.
Director of Business Development
Robert leads Trimark’s Business Development team. He oversees all efforts to establish new client relationships, secure project contracts, and promote Trimark’s products and services. Robert has more than two decades of experience in project management and business development roles. Since joining our team back in 2010, Robert has been at the helm of many of Trimark’s largest projects on both the project management and business development side.
Director of Implementation
Mr. Brockhaus oversees Trimark’s Project Management team to ensure effective practices and consistent results. Whether deploying complex BESS and PV controls or navigating ISO compliance, Dan is known for his ability to guide his clients to success. Dan has served Trimark in various roles from Project Manager to Director.
Director of SCADA Controls
Stephen has over ten years of experience in the solar generation industry. Prior to Trimark, Stephen was the Corporate Quality Engineering Director for SPI Solar, responsible for PV project engineering, design, testing, commissioning, and O&M. He also headed the startup of overseas manufacturing facilities including PV module and mechanical subassembly manufacturing. Stephen has been instrumental in defining and developing the next generation of PV plant management and controls throughout his career.
Director of SCADA Integration
Mr. Fagan deploys Trimark’s SCADA system on the SEL platform. Dean has over 24 years of experience in planning, configuring, commissioning, and operating industrial control systems using SEL technology. He has been responsible for technology solutions to support electric power, oil & gas, marine construction, large-scale commercial construction, manufacturing, property management, security, and more. He holds certifications for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Microsoft, Cisco, Novatech, and Infosec.
Director of Information Systems
Kyle leads a team of metering engineers, technicians, installers, and meter data analysts who configure, install, test, certify, and maintain revenue-grade meters, plus validate meter data. Kyle served as Regional Manager, East for Trimark’s Norfolk, VA location, where he managed multi-million dollar US Navy advanced metering projects. Kyle holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Hodges University and a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University.
Director of Trimark Operations Center (TOC)
Tom brings over 25 years of field experience, applying his deep knowledge of information technology to address both business and operational challenges. Under Tom’s leadership, the TOC’s experts are here for you 24/7, saving you money and granting you peace of mind by keeping your equipment in working condition—no matter its origin.
Director of Engineering and Design
Vincent has 30 years of professional experience in electrical, instrumentation, and control system engineering. He is responsible for project management, planning, and design, leading the engineering team to develop and review design criteria and ensure they meet project specifications. Vincent holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Director of Production and Field Services
Kathryn manages the East and West Coast U.L. listed production facilities and staff. This includes procurement, vendor relations, and material handling processes for inventory and asset management at all Trimark locations. Kathryn provides leadership for quality control, direction on departmental processes, and procedures required to meet scope requirements and budgets. Kathryn has over 20 years of operations and project management experience in the construction industry and a degree in Business Management.