The AtmosAir™ Advisory Board

Joseph Brancato

Joseph Brancato

Vice President, Regional Managing Principal, GENSLER

About Joseph Brancato

Joseph Brancato is a Managing Principal at Gensler, the global architecture, design and planning firm. Based in the firm‘s New York office, Joe oversees the Northeast region and serving on the firm’s Board of Directors, sitting on the Board Executive Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee, and chairing the Practice and Delivery Committee. Joe directs business development efforts with studio directors in the four offices of the Northeast region, from building client relationships to evolving single projects into global accounts.

A frequent speaker on topics ranging from planning workplaces of the future to sustainable design, Joe recently spoke at G.E’s “Eco-imagination… the Next Wave” conference on the subject of designing for water conservation. A pioneer in sustainable planning and design, Gensler has received the Leadership Award from the U. S. Green Building Green Building Council.

Robert B. Catell

Robert B. Catell

Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook

About Robert B. Catell

Mr. Catell was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. His career with Brooklyn Union Gas started in 1958. Following National Grid’s acquisition of KeySpan Corporation, Mr. Catell became Chairman of National Grid, U.S. and Deputy Chairman of National Grid plc.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Futures in Education Endowment Fund, and the New York Energy Policy Institute’s Advisory Council (NYEPI). Mr. Catell also serves on the Board of the following governmental organization: NYS Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB).

He also serves on the Board of the following not for profit organizations: Brooklyn Community Foundation, City College of New York 21st Century Foundation, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, Department of Education; Diocese of Rockville Centre, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, National Grid Foundation, St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, and the New York City Police Foundation.

Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the following business organizations: American Vanadium Corp. (AVC), Atmos Air Solutions, Long Island Angel Network (LIAN), Long Island Association (LIA), National Petroleum Council, the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), and the Water Company, LLC.

Mr. Catell is a former Chairman of the American Gas Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, KEYERA Energy Management Ltd., Long Island Association, Partnership for New York City, Inc., U.S. Energy Association (USEA), Business Council of NYS, the Advisory Board of the City College of New York’s School of Engineering, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

Mr. Catell received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University’s Executive Development Program, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Greg Cheskin

Greg Cheskin

Managing Director, ADVISECO

About Greg Cheskin

A CEO/COO of US and international consumer and industrial businesses with an outstanding record of profit achievement. Accomplished in positioning and implementing company growth strategies, new product introductions and hands-on experience in negotiating and tactically implementing major acquisitions.

A top executive with a record of successful executive leadership and P&L experience in a variety of businesses, Mr. Cheskin has an outstanding record of profit achievement in highly competitive, price sensitive markets attained through well conceived product development, cost cutting and customer directed programs. He has personally negotiated and implemented major acquisitions, brought to market key product entries, directed key restructurings and turnarounds, further enhancing his results oriented skills. Throughout these experiences, he has demonstrated the ability to build strong teams, motivate them and produce predictable and consistent returns. Mr. Cheskin has had operating responsibility for an international collection of companies, in the U.K., Sweden and other European countries.

John Coster

John Coster

Green Business Officer, SKANSKA

About John Coster

John is a recognized industry leader with over 35 years of international experience, driving business performance through advanced technology adoption, innovative business models and organizational development focused on sustainability. John has served in senior roles, managing large technology-based real estate portfolios and delivering complex products and services in companies ranging from start-ups to $50 billion in revenues.

His oversight of multi-disciplinary engineering teams, corporate risk, business intelligence, power, water and communications infrastructure, along with data center development and operations, provides him with the broad technical and business acumen for integrating the digital and physical worlds. As the Green Business Officer, John works across Skanska’s Global organization to develop cost- effective energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable building and infrastructure solutions that unlock hidden value for customers and investors.

Dr. Dennis P. Deruelle M.D.

Dr. Dennis P. Deruelle M.D.

National Director of Innovation, IPC The Hospitalist Company

About Dennis P. Deruelle

After serving as Regional Medical Director and Practice Group Leader in the Florida Region he was named the National Director of Innovation for IPC, The Hospitalist Company. In 2009 he founded the Hospitalist Information Partners, HIP, where he is President and CEO.

G. Sandy Diehl, III

G. Sandy Diehl, III

CEO & Founder, SD Global Advisors, LLC

About G. Sandy Diehl

Mr. Diehl started SD Global Advisors in early 2012, following a 25-year career with United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and its Otis Elevator business unit. SD Global Advisors works with clients on strategies to increase their revenue, by focusing on globalization, product innovation, talent and business development, as well as the execution of these new initiatives. His current clients in the building industry include building equipment OEMs and real estate developers, who all share the vision for holistic system solutions and a sustainable future.

Peter Fusaro

Peter Fusaro

Chairman & Founder, Global Change Associates

About Peter Fusaro

Peter C. Fusaro is the best-selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry expert in emerging energy and environmental markets. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004. For over 3 decades Peter has been on the forefront of energy industry change and has created the terms “Green Trading”, “Green Finance” and “Green Hedge Funds” which are now commonly used in the industry. Peter has been selected for Who‘s Who in America 2007-2009 and Who’s Who World for 2009. He has lived on the leading edge of consulting in carbon and emissions trading and finance, clean energy technology, renewables and fossil fuels.

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz

President, Green Sports Alliance

About Dr. Allen Hershkowitz

Dr. Allen Hershkowitz is the co-founder and President of the Green Sports Alliance, an international
coalition of hundreds of sports teams, leagues and venues committed to using the market and cultural influence of the sports industry to protect the conditions that make life on Earth possible. Dr. Hershkowitz served as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council for 26 years, between 1988 and 2014, helping to grow NRDC into one of the most influential and largest environmental organizations in the world. In 2015 Sports Business Journal listed Dr. Hershkowitz as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, stating, “he serves as the point person and de facto “godfather” on green initiatives throughout sports…at the highest levels of the industry.”

Dr. Hershkowitz has appeared often on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and NPR news, and has appeared in television and radio shows in more than fifty countries including “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” “Larry King Live,” Crossfire,” “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “ABC Evening News,” “CNN Business News,” “CNN Evening News,” CNBC and National Public Radio. He is regularly quoted in newspapers and journals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Forbes and Fortune, as well as the trade press.
A native of New York, Dr. Hershkowitz received his Ph.D. in political economics, specializing in energy resources economics, from the City University of New York Graduate School in 1986. He earned a M. Phil. In political economics in 1982, a B.A. (cum laude) from the City College of New York in 1978 and a Certificat D’assiduite from the University of Grenoble in 1975. He shares his time between his home in New York State and San Francisco and is the father of three children.

Arthur Mirante

Arthur Mirante

Principal and Tri-State President, Avison Young

About Arthur J. Mirante

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison Young in 2012 as a Principal and Tri-State President, based in the firm’s New York City office. One of the most accomplished and respected professionals in the commercial real estate industry, Mirante serves as a member of Avison Young’s Executive Operating Committee, and is responsible for business development, growing revenue and building strategic industry relationships to establish Avison Young’s position in the Tri-State regional marketplace. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mirante worked at Cushman & Wakefield for more than 40 years, where he most recently served as President of Global Client Development for seven years. Prior to that, he served as the firm’s CEO for 20 years. During Mirante’s tenure as CEO, Cushman & Wakefield’s revenues increased from $100 million to $1 billion and the firm expanded from 60 U.S. offices to 173 offices, including 100 outside the country.

Walter Raquet

Walter Raquet

CEO, Green Earth Technologies

About Walter Raquet

Walter Raquet is CEO of Green Earth Technologies and has been a director since June 2012. Mr. Raquet was Vice Chairman of Bolton LLc an investment management company from 2012-2014.. He was Chairman of WR Platform Advisors LP, a technology platform and service provider of managed accounts for hedge fund investments from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Raquet co-foundered Knight Securities.Knight which was one of the fastest growing firms ever, starting with 17 million in 1995 and in 1999 it had 280 million of EBITDA and it‘s market cap had been as high as 8 billion.

He was Director, Executive Vice President of Knight Securities from 1998 through 2002. Before 2000, Mr. Raquet was the Chief Operating Officer of Knight Securities since its inception in 1995. Prior to Knight he was a Senior Vice President with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg/Troster Singer and a Partner at Herzog Heine & Geduld, Inc., where he directed the firm’s technology and marketing efforts. Also, Mr. Raquet was Corporate Controller for PaineWebber Incorporated, Executive Vice President of Cantor Fitzgerald and Controller for Weeden & Co. He is a CPA and practiced at the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Mr. Raquet received a B.S. degree in Accounting from New York University

 Jeffrey Schwab

Jeffrey Schwab

Partner & Founder, Abelman Frayne & Schwab

About Jeffrey Schwab

Jeffrey Schwab is a founding partner of Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, a leading law firm specializing in intellectual property rights. He develops strategies for developing, acquiring and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Jeff and his wife Barbara are residents of Weston, CT.