CEO & Board Chair
Mike Altschaefl was appointed CEO in May 2017 and has served as a Director since October 2009. He has served as Board Chair since August 2016. Prior to his appointment as Orion’s CEO, Mike served as the President of Still Water Partners, Inc., a private investment firm, since August 2013 and as President of E-S Plastic Products LLC, a custom manufacturer of plastic injection parts, since November 2013. In connection with his appointment as CEO, he transitioned to the role of Chairman at both Still Water Partners, Inc. and E-S Plastic Products LLC. Previously, Mike served as the Vice President – Strategy and Business Development of Shiloh Industries, Inc., a public company and leading independent manufacturer of advanced metal product solutions for high volume applications in the North American automotive, heavy truck, trailer and consumer markets from January 2013 until October 2013. He was an owner and Chief Executive Officer of Albany-Chicago Company LLC, a custom die cast and machined components company when Shiloh Industries purchased the company in December 2012. Mike is a certified public accountant. Prior to acquiring Albany-Chicago Company LLC in 2008, he worked for 27 years with two international independent registered public accounting firms, including 16 years as a partner.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott Green was named Chief Operating Officer of Orion Energy Systems in May of 2017. From August 2016 to May 2017, Scott served as Executive Vice President overseeing sales, product innovation, project engineering, and construction services. He was Orion’s Division President of Innovation, Project Engineering, and Construction Management from July 2015 to August 2016, and Division President of Orion Engineered Systems from February 2014 to July 2015. He joined Orion Energy Systems when Orion acquired Harris Lighting in July of 2013 and served as Orion’s Division President of Harris Lighting from July 2013 to February 2014.
Prior to joining Orion, Scott served as Executive Vice President of Harris Manufacturing and Harris LED and as CEO of Harris Manufacturing from 1997 to July of 2013. From 1983 to 2002, Scott served as CEO of Green Enterprises, Inc. a company that owned and operated real estate brokerage offices as well as multiple real estate developments. From 1989 to 1993, he served as CEO of Restaurants of Southeastern Michigan, Inc., which operated a chain of restaurants in southeastern Michigan. He has also owned and operated various businesses in the real estate, agriculture, manufacturing, and retail sectors over the past 35 years.
Scott has served on several Boards including the Clinton Health Foundation, Central Bank and Trust of Michigan, and other community owned and operated enterprises.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Central Michigan University.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill was named Orion Energy Systems’ CFO in October 2015. Prior to joining Orion, Bill was with RTI International Metals, an NYSE listed, vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metal mill products and components serving the aerospace, defense, medical, industrial, and energy industries since 2005. There he served in various roles; Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since July 2014, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2007, and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2005. Prior to joining RTI, Mr. Hull served as Corporate Controller of Stoneridge, Inc., an NYSE listed global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for the commercial vehicle, automotive, agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets, where he was employed since 1986.
Bill received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Youngstown State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President
Mike Potts has served as a Director since 2001. He joined Orion as Vice President of Technical Services, also in 2001. Prior to being appointed President and COO in 2010, he held the position of Vice President of Technical Services and Governmental Affairs, and in 2003 was promoted to Executive Vice President. His responsibilities included strategic direction on energy issues, technical oversight and compliance, engineering, research and development, and both state and federal legislative and regulatory affairs.
Prior to joining Orion, Mike was employed by Kohler Co., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plumbing products. From 1990 through 1999 he held the position of Supervising Engineer – Energy in Kohler’s energy and utilities department. In 2000, Mike became supervisor of the Energy Management Group, presiding over Kohler’s entire corporate energy portfolio, as well as General Manager of its natural gas subsidiary. Mike is a recognized expert in energy issues, and has often testified before state and federal regulatory bodies regarding energy related issues. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.
Mike earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a BA in Business Administration from Lakeland College. He served on the Board of Lakeland College from 2010 – 2012.
Executive Vice President
Marc Meade has served as Executive Vice President since 2014. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice President, Marc most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations with responsibility for operations management, corporate financial management, and project finance management. Since joining Orion in 2009, Marc has held various positions with increasing responsibility including Director of Business Development for Orion Energy Systems, Finance and Taxation Manager for Orion Engineered Systems, and Vice President of Finance and Operations for Orion Asset Management.
Prior to joining Orion, Marc worked with Schenck Business Solutions, a large Wisconsin-based accounting firm, in the governmental accounting department, and served as retail division manager for a large agricultural cooperative.
Marc received his Bachelor of Arts, Accounting with Taxation emphasis, from Lakeland College.