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Joseph MacKay

Project Manager

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Joseph comes to EMI with a wealth of experience in electrical construction, lighting controls and project management. He has served as a project director for a lighting retrofit contractor, managing up to ten project managers and $33 million per year in lighting projects around the nation. At his last job he also helped to set up two satellite offices, defining news roles and creating the processes needed for a growing company. With his B.A. in business administration from Washington State University and his PMP certification, Joseph will bring his experience to bear on some of our largest projects. After many years working on the micro level of installation, he is excited to get to work at the utility and program level, helping to drive change through cleaner, more efficient technology.


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  • How did you get into the clean energy field?

    I’m attracted to technology in general. The deeper you dive into an issue or the tech that solves the issue, you realize how much there is to know. And I like to be involved in a field that is forward-thinking, technology-based, and good for people

  • What is it like working with you?

    I try to be as supportive as possible vs. directive. In my experience, good employees know what to do and are experts at what they to do. My role is to make sure they have the resources to use their knowledge.

  • What are you really good at?

    I have a great memory – I can stay on top of a lot of things simultaneously. In project management, you’re the hub of a lot of different things going on. It’s a lot to hold onto, and it’s crucial to remember things like who knows what or the lessons learned from previous projects that could come to bear on the current one.