Executive Team

Diane Damour-Duteil

General Manager, VP, CFO of Dalkia US.

Diane Damour-Duteil coordinates and supports the development of Dalkia U.S. and ensures the good integration and a sustainable performance of the activities. Diane is a graduate of Nanterre University (France) in Economics and has also completed a Master's degree in Finance at the Paris School of Business.

Diane Damour-Duteil coordinates and supports the development of Dalkia U.S. and ensures the good integration and a sustainable performance of the activities. Diane is a graduate of Nanterre University (France) in Economics and has also completed a Master's degree in Finance at the Paris School of Business.

After graduation, she began her career at Arthur Andersen as an auditor and after 3 years joined Cogetherm, a new French energy player in cogeneration, as Finance Manager. Then, after Cogetherm got sold, Diane held different responsibilities at Warner Bros. France & Benelux during 7 years as Financial Controller developing a true enthusiasm in working abroad. Soon afterward, Diane expanded her knowledge as Deputy CEO and CFO of a French publishing company learning how to make crucial decisions in uncertain environments and in a low-performing industry.

In 2009, her strong interest in the Energy sector made her join Dalkia where Diane has been working at different levels of the company. She has been Finance Manager for the Central Europe area working with the local Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, and German teams among others and developing cross-functional analysis to enhance the performance of the operating entities. Then she moved to Corporate roles, first as Group Head of Performance & Long Term Planning where she designed, maintained and coordinated the reporting of a set of financial indicators for decision-making purposes, and then as Executive Coordinator for the CEO of Dalkia Group EDF for two years, right after the former Dalkia company was distributed between its two owners EDF Group and Veolia Environment.

Before coming to the United States, she operated as Deputy International Director and implemented the international reporting and governance required to supervise the activities newly acquired by Dalkia Group EDF in Poland, in Russia, in the UK and in the United States since 2014.

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Lee Vardakas

CEO, Dalkia Aegis

Mr. Vardakas serves as CEO of both Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group and Dalkia Energy Solutions, and is responsible for all facets of both businesses, overseeing day-to-day operations and guiding long-term strategies and growth trajectories including Dalkia’s US corporate development.

Mr. Vardakas serves as CEO of both Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group and Dalkia Energy Solutions, and is responsible for all facets of both businesses, overseeing day-to-day operations and guiding long-term strategies and growth trajectories including Dalkia’s US corporate development.

He possesses more than three decades of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving as CEO of Aegis Energy. Under his leadership, Aegis became known as a leader in small-package cogeneration (also known as Combined Heat and Power or CHP) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and Vardakas, to his credit, known as a highly regarded and sought-after resource for policy makers and regulators in the distributed energy industry.

Committed to world-class service and innovation in the on-site combined heat and power markets, Lee and his team have received multiple “Super 60” awards from the Springfield Regional Chamber and the Siemens Customer Excellence Award for demonstrated commitment to clients. In 2020, he personally was named an Environment + Energy Leader. Presented annually to 100 recipients, this esteemed honor celebrates substantial and measurable environmental impacts and the trailblazers who achieved them.

Mr. Vardakas holds a degree in economics from The University of Rochester and is a member of the Western New England chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.

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Bob Kirby

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, Dalkia Energy Solutions

Bob brings over twenty years of energy engineering related experiences to his role at Dalkia Energy Solutions, leading our sales and project development teams.

Bob brings over twenty years of energy engineering related experiences to his role at Dalkia Energy Solutions, leading our sales and project development teams.

Prior to co-founding Groom Energy, Bob held multiple positions within Orion Energy Services, a Midwest-based manufacturer of energy efficient commercial lighting and other technologies. Bob began his tenure at Orion as engineering manager. From there he quickly moved from engineering to national account sales where he doubled revenues with a large customer base and was promoted to vice president of sales for the Northeast.

Earlier in his career, Bob spent eight years with Tecumseh Products Company, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company. There, Bob held multiple roles including engineering manager, group plant engineer, maintenance manager and manufacturing manager, in which he focused on the efficiencies related to process, facilities and energy.

Bob attended University of Wisconsin Fox Valley and completed degree programs in Electromechanical Technology, Industrial and Facilities Engineering, Energy Management and Procurement.

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Adin Hamilton

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dalkia Energy Solutions

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adin is responsible for leading a team of sales and development professionals that are focused on designing and implementing large-scale, multi-site energy efficiency projects nationwide. He and his team focus on fostering relationships with new customers, and managing existing accounts that are concerned with advancing the scale and speed of their projects to realize the benefits of programmatic rollouts.

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adin is responsible for leading a team of sales and development professionals that are focused on designing and implementing large-scale, multi-site energy efficiency projects nationwide. He and his team focus on fostering relationships with new customers, and managing existing accounts that are concerned with advancing the scale and speed of their projects to realize the benefits of programmatic rollouts.

Adin joined Dalkia (formerly Groom Energy) in their early years and has served in a variety of leadership and sales roles throughout his tenure.

Prior to Dalkia, Adin held multiple senior sales positions with Plan4Demand, a supply chain consulting firm specializing in consumer-packaged goods logistics and demand planning. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Penn State University where he completed the Behrend Honors Program.

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Adin Hamilton

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Dalkia Energy Solutions

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adin is responsible for leading a team of sales and development professionals that are focused on designing and implementing large-scale, multi-site energy efficiency projects nationwide. He and his team focus on fostering relationships with new customers, and managing existing accounts that are concerned with advancing the scale and speed of their projects to realize the benefits of programmatic rollouts.

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Adin is responsible for leading a team of sales and development professionals that are focused on designing and implementing large-scale, multi-site energy efficiency projects nationwide. He and his team focus on fostering relationships with new customers, and managing existing accounts that are concerned with advancing the scale and speed of their projects to realize the benefits of programmatic rollouts.

Adin joined Dalkia (formerly Groom Energy) in their early years and has served in a variety of leadership and sales roles throughout his tenure.

Prior to Dalkia, Adin held multiple senior sales positions with Plan4Demand, a supply chain consulting firm specializing in consumer-packaged goods logistics and demand planning. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Penn State University where he completed the Behrend Honors Program.

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Joe Goding

COO, Dalkia Aegis

In his role, Joe is responsible for business operations, and manages teams across production, service, research & development, engineering, analysis & finance, to drive revenue growth and continued organizational success. He possesses nearly two decades of relevant experience, most recently holding a comparable position in the aerospace industry. In this role, he was responsible for strategic planning and corporate compliance in addition to two company acquisitions.

In his role, Joe is responsible for business operations, and manages teams across production, service, research & development, engineering, analysis & finance, to drive revenue growth and continued organizational success. He possesses nearly two decades of relevant experience, most recently holding a comparable position in the aerospace industry. In this role, he was responsible for strategic planning and corporate compliance in addition to two company acquisitions.

He holds an advanced degree in accounting from Bryant College and is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. Outside of work, Joe is the treasurer and a board member of the Friends of John Paire, a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to grant children access to a well-rounded education regardless of their economic status.

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