Since 1989, Proctor Engineering Group’s team of scientists have investigated how HVAC systems work in the real world and have turned that knowledge into products that save energy and reduce peak load for utility customers. It is our mission to create the best products based on the best research and to serve the public through the wisest use of public and private energy efficiency funding.
Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965, B.S. Mechanical Engineering. Registered Professional Engineer.
John Proctor is a nationally recognized expert in practical energy efficiency based on field studies and performance monitoring. His firm, Proctor Engineering Group, specializes in bringing the performance of new and existing buildings up to their efficiency potential. The company taps Mr. Proctor’s experience to produce success in program design, development, implementation, training, and product evaluation.
Mr. Proctor has worked on both commercial and residential buildings, for clients including: ARTI, USDOE, EPRI, the California Energy Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Florida Power and Light, as well as other agencies and utilities from coast to coast.
Mr. Proctor is one of the original “House as a System” Gurus. He is the creator of CheckMe!®, an integrated system that combines human experts and computer expert systems in real time contact with field technicians to achieve proper installation and repair of air conditioners, heat pumps, duct systems, as well as other residential and commercial systems.
John is one of the technical experts that provide real time technician support.
Chief Technical Officer
As Chief Technical Officer, Tom Downey manages Proctor Engineering Group’s largest and most complex programs. Mr. Downey has the deepest knowledge of HVAC systems based from both hands-on experience and theory. Since 1986, Tom has provided daily technician support, utility program design, and training.
Tom Downey manages energy efficiency projects where the work of the field personnel and the interactions with utility personnel are critical to success.
Chief Operating Officer
Patty Avery joined Proctor Engineering Group in 1997 with a background in education and training. At PEG, she has been in charge of administration, finance, and human resources. Since 2009, as Chief Operating Officer, she has led the organization in strategic planning, organizational development, management training, and team building to achieve company objectives.
Director of Quality Assurance and Training
Mike Sims is a licensed California HVAC contractor. He has extensive experience in the application of advanced air conditioning and duct diagnostic techniques. He has been an HVAC supervisor, HVAC trainer, auditor trainer, duct and blower door technician and trainer, as well as consultant on combustion safety testing and repair.
Mike manages the quality assurance process from start to finish. Focusing on both the technician and the system that supports the work he; provides hands-on training, inspects completed jobs, and provides feedback to technicians and contractors. Mr. Sims provides tech retraining for those who need support in understanding and following program requirements. Mike is one of the technical experts that provide real time technician support.
Assistant Chief Engineer
As Assistant Chief Engineer with Proctor Engineering Group, Abram Conant is the lead engineer on design, experimentation, data acquisition and analysis for product development. Abram is leading the DOE Advanced Onboard Diagnostics development through design, testing, and production. The diagnostic specifications have been adopted by California in Title 24 Standards. He has overseen quality assurance in semiconductor manufacturing and designed training programs for process technicians.
Director of Contractor Services
Sheree Sims has worked on energy efficiency programs for the past 20 years. She provides experienced contractor support for CheckMe!® at Proctor Engineering Group. She facilitates quality production and provides contractor problem solving while meeting program standards. She is the “ear for the contractor” in Pacific Gas & Electric, Burbank Water & Power, KCP&L, Gulf Power and NV Energy. Sheree provides a high level of customer service by meeting expectations and satisfying needs of contractors and utility companies.
E.A. “Skip” Mandracchia
Director of Information Services
Skip Mandracchia is an electrical engineer with over 23 years of engineering and managerial experience. As Information Technology Manager at Proctor Engineering, he provides continuous software upgrades to provide faster information access to the contractors. Skip manages new application development and the local area network. Mr. Mandracchia directs the IT team that provides fast accurate reporting to both utilities and contractors.
Director of Call Center Operations
Randy Larson manages the Call Center staff, as well as provides assistance to participating contractors and technicians. Mr. Larson is the leader of the CheckMe!® software testing team.
Mr. Larson is the program manager for Missouri Gas Energy and the Pacific Northwest including the CheckMe!® Oregon Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Tax Credit Program. Randy supports other contractor based programs where there is no financial support from the utilities.
Call Center Manager
Since 2007, Janette Brown has been providing assistance to contractors, technicians, and customers. As the Call Center Manager, she oversees day to day operations of the call center, and works with the staff to provide excellent customer service.