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, he…

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

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

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,…

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

Mr. Kemp has more than 20 years experience in hydroelectric power generation, electric operations, geotechnical and hydrologic engineering, with…

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. He…

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. As…

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,…