Management Team

Management discipline, innovation, and 150+ years of industry experience in Development and Operations characterize the leadership of Eagle Creek. Our executive management team comprises several veteran energy executives.  Please click on a picture below for a biography of each executive.

Eli Smith has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since May of 2018. Eli is also a member of the Board of Directors. Previously,…

Joe Messana has more than thirty years of experience overseeing financial performance and strategic growth initiatives within manufacturing,…

Mark Gross began his career as a Mechanical Engineer with the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) in 1988. While at ALCOA, Mark advanced his…

Prior to joining Cube Hydro, Neal spent over 10 years as a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University. He played a key role in the…

From 1992 through 2010, Bob was the Station Manager for 10 hydroelectric stations that make up CT Hydro, currently owned by FirstLight Power/GDF…

Prior to joining Cube Hydro, Eli was an associate in the Finance and Environmental departments at Latham & Watkins, LLP. Eli focused his…

Marty Karpenski was with Foster Wheeler Corporation for over thirty years, most recently as President and CEO of Foster Wheeler Power Systems, Inc…

Dan Parker has over 30 years of experience in the hydropower, wind, and solar generation industries. He has experience in hydropower licensing,…

Aina Jumabaeva’s experience in finance and business spans over 20 years, focusing on transformational deals and finance operations with both…

Andrew Longenecker has experience in energy development and project finance for energy infrastructure. Before joining Cube Hydro, Andrew was a…

Michael Bollinger joined North American Hydro (“NAH”) in 2005 as Controller. His primary responsibilities included directing the financial…

Mike Martelli is a member of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy's Board of Directors.  He is an executive at OPG and an officer of the company…

José Zayas has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Cube Hydro, he served as Director of the Wind and…

Chris Ginther is a member of the Board of Directors of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.  He is an executive at OPG and an officer of the company…

Bud Cherry was the founding CEO of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy and served in that role until 2018.  During his extensive career as a senior…

Dave Youlen has more than 35 years of experience in hydroelectric and wind power generation, including development, construction management,…

John has 30 years’ experience in the energy industry holding various senior leadership positions. Prior to joining Cube Hydro and its predecessor…

Ginger has held senior leadership and management positions in the public and private sectors and has extensive experience in legal, regulatory and…