Ally’s Four-Tiered Approach to Supporting Employee Welfare During Covid-19 & Beyond

Ally Energy Solutions is now supporting industries including manufacturing, food production, shipping, logistics, and beyond with a Covid-19 four-tiered action plan. The plan is designed to help protect worker health and welfare, while helping businesses safely move operations forward with protective standards in light of the global pandemic.

Ally Board Members Shane Mathis and John Mahoney Join the Executive Team

Ally Energy Solutions and its subsidiary, Ally Renewable Natural Gas are pleased to announce the addition of energy industry veterans and Ally board members, Shane Mathis and John Mahoney to their executive teams. Shane Mathis is now the CEO of Ally RNG, and Chairman and CSO of Ally Energy; while John Mahoney is a newly appointed Ally Director.

PRESS RELEASE: Ally Provides Essential Businesses with Covid-19 Site Access Screening

Ally Energy Solutions is pleased to announce it has established reliable supply chains to support the installation of safe distance infrared temperature checks for essential businesses including food production plants, shipping and logistics warehouses, and other essential production facilities, etc.

Ally Collaborates with Redaptive to Help Saint-Gobain Identify and Implement Cost Saving Efficiency Projects

This past year, Ally Energy Solutions teamed up with efficiency-as-a-service (EaaS) provider, Redaptive, on a number of energy efficiency projects for their client, international construction materials company, Saint-Gobain. Ally was honored to be selected as the implementation partner for projects including LED lighting upgrades, sensors, and measurement and verification implementation at multiple facilities across the United States.

Conducting Business in Context of COVID-19 (Posted March 13, 2020)

Ally’s Mode of Operation, Precautions, Information and Impacts

 

Dear Ally Team,

As individuals, parents, family members, and professionals, the impacts of the coronavirus, both physical and economic, are of great concern to us all. The daily news of canceled events, closed public facilities, and travel restrictions prompt us to ask ourselves how we should proceed.

As individuals, we each have to make the best decisions we can for ourselves and our family. Public health officials and governments have to set policy, take action and lead. Businesses have to make decisions, provide leadership to their teams and respond to their client’s needs. I would like to outline Ally’s current thought process and mode of operation in the context of this fast-developing situation, as well as provide links to two excellent data sources, one public and one private.

Our Current Mode of Operation and Thought Process – Because Ally provides our services to our clients at our client’s facilities throughout the United States, traveling safely, and safely visiting our client’s sites is our priority. If we can accomplish a task without travel, we will do so. We certainly understand the practical aspects of “social distancing,” i.e. refraining from social travel, foregoing entertainment events in public spaces, refraining from traditional handshake greetings, etc. This forbearance is reasonable until more is known about the coronavirus.

With that understood, the business of our global populace, industry, and the economy, which the world depends on to provide food, shelter, social services, medical science, and medical care has to continue its work. The challenges and impacts of halting global industry and economy would include consequences no less daunting than those of the coronavirus. Just as our dedicated medical community, public officials, and we as individuals work to mitigate the coronavirus risk, we must also mitigate risks to industry and economy, which provide us with the ability to bring the best medical science, healthcare, and economic resources to the effort to contain the coronavirus.

Public Information – The CDC website provides organized and comprehensive information on COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Private Information – The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus has done a great job of curating a tremendous amount of public information into a very easy to read summary that is updated almost daily:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/dont-panic-the-comprehensive-ars-technica-guide-to-the-coronavirus/ 

In Summary – Ally provides our services to our clients at our client’s facilities. We have a responsibility to our clients and ourselves to operate safely within their facilities, which includes diligent precautions to prevent the spread of viruses. The most common way to contract or transfer the coronavirus is by touching an infected surface with your hands and transferring it with your hands to your mouth, nose, or eyes.

In this context, it is our responsibility to ourselves and others to:

  1. Stay home if you are sick, regardless of whether you have symptoms matching the coronavirus or not. As always, whether you are sick or have a pressing family need, we are all here to support each other, so trust that the team can cover for an absence due to illness or other PTO.
  2. Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  3. Wash your hands regularly, and always before eating.
  4. Refrain from the traditional social handshake greeting.
  5. Cover your cough or sneeze and wash your hands immediately following.
  6. When you travel, wash and clean hands regularly, be mindful that handrails, doorknobs, and other surfaces may carry viruses, and carry sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer with you.

As energy professionals, obviously we are not the authority on public health, but it is important to communicate and seek facts. I encourage you to take the time to keep well informed and avail yourselves of the excellent information on the CDC website and the Ars Technica compilation.

Thanks for all that you do and your diligence in taking all due precautions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Ally Recognizes Exceptional Team Members with 2019 Wingman and Founders Award

This past January, the entire Ally Energy Solutions team assembled in San Marcos, California to attend the company’s annual meeting. The meeting, entitled the Enterprise View of Energy, featured three days of educational talks, team building activities, and networking opportunities, that provided a chance for all team members to gather together and learn more about Ally’s long-term approach to energy efficiency as it applies to the company’s ever-growing portfolio of projects.

The annual meeting was also a time to honor the exemplary individuals who go above and beyond in service of the company and fellow team members. Ally gives out two types of awards to acknowledge these outstanding individuals – the Cliff Eubanks Wingman Award and the Founders Award.

 

Putting the Interest of the Team First

The Ally Energy Solutions Cliff Eubanks Wingman Award honors those team members who embody the principles of service and set an example for all of us by putting the interests of the team ahead of their own. This award reflects the culture of service that makes up the backbone of Ally’s mission and vision. We believe that our partners’ interests are as important as our own, and, similarly, we encourage our team members to help each other succeed in ways big and small. When we see an individual working this way, outside of the spotlight, content only with the reward of contributing to a job well done, we want to recognize that effort.

2019 INAUGURAL WINGMAN AWARD RECIPIENT AND AWARD NAMESAKE, CLIFF EUBANKS, AUDITOR, LOGANSPORT, LA

“The Wingman Award was established in conjunction with Ally’s 2020 Annual Meeting to recognize the extraordinary character and value of Ally team members who, in the spirit of the Wingman, protect their partner at all costs, putting the interests of the team first, comfortable that this behavior is its own reward. I’ve had the privilege of working with Cliff for nearly twenty years and can tell you that he is the epitome of these qualities. So much so, and recognized by his peers, he is the namesake and first recipient of the Cliff Eubanks Wingman award, which will carry his name from this point forward.” 

-Ray Pustinger, Ally CEO

 

“I am deeply honored to receive the award, but to have it named The Cliff Eubanks Wingman Award and be the first recipient is beyond my grasp.”

-Cliff Eubanks, Ally Auditor

Read more about Cliff on the Ally Team Page.

 

For 2019, we are pleased to announce that in addition to Cliff Eubanks, two additional Ally team members deserve recognition for such commendable efforts:

2019 CLIFF EUBANKS WINGMAN AWARD RECIPIENT – JEREMY ANDERSON, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, KUTTAWA, KY

“When it came time to select this year’s Wingman Award winners, Jeremy was an obvious choice. His dedication to excellence is an example for us all. The fact that he approaches every job with humility, appreciating the challenge outside of any possible recognition makes him one of Ally’s true standouts.”

-Brian Walterbach, Ally Executive Vice President and Founding Partner

 

 “To have the recognition of my colleagues is great. I don’t work for it, but I want all of my work to be worthy of receiving it. I am honored, but I also know that each project we take on is a huge team effort that is beyond any awards.”

-Jeremy Anderson, Ally Senior Project Manager

Read more about Jeremy on the Ally Team Page.

2019 CLIFF EUBANKS WINGMAN AWARD RECIPIENT – HENRY FOX, DIRECTOR OF MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION, GRAND JUNCTION, CO

“Henry’s day-in, day-out dedication to Ally’s vision, mission, and values, and his enthusiasm for the work itself are exactly what the Wingman Award was created to honor. The simple fact is that we would not be successful without the efforts of dedicated team members like Henry. We appreciate his work and truly value his efforts on the company’s behalf.”

-Troy Moran, Ally Executive Vice President, and Founding Partner

 

“As a person who is rarely at a loss for words, receiving this award – and having two of my children in attendance when I received it – was an honor that really took me by surprise. As the founders described the award, I couldn’t help but think about all the selfless people in this organization who work behind the scenes to make this company great.

I am blessed to work for a company that has a management team so focused on each of their employees’ success and wellbeing, coworkers who give so much of themselves to assure our success, and support personnel—from investors to interested parties—that believe so much in this company. I feel rewarded everyday simply by getting to work with this great organization!”

-Henry Fox, Ally Director of Mechanical Construction

Read more about Henry on the Ally Team Page.

Thank you, Cliff, Jeremy, and Henry for your tireless work and dedication to the Ally vision.

Providing Service with Integrity and Loyalty

The Ally Energy Solutions Founders Award was created to honor team members who embody the qualities of service, integrity, and loyalty as demonstrated in the work of our late founding partner and friend, Royal Smith. Royal was a tireless advocate of the Ally mission and supported the company both financially and morally up to his passing in 2019.

 

“The Founders Award is a way to honor those team members that epitomize Ally’s culture of excellence. Royal’s standards drove him to be a better version of himself every single day. For him, it didn’t matter what you chose to do with your life as long as you did it well, acted with integrity in all ways, and enjoyed the journey. Those values are built into the Ally culture and drive us forward as we strive to be excellent in our trade and in the understanding of the objectives that our clients and associates want to achieve.”

-Shawn Rash, Ally President & Founding Partner

The Founders Award has been created to honor Royal’ memory and recognize those who share his values. The award will presented to exceptional team members who embody Royal’s qualities of optimism, loyalty, service, effort, integrity, and problem-solving. We are fortunate to have a high-character team that shares these values. For 2019, we are proud to recognize Evan Bowers for his exceptional contributions to Ally’s success and culture.

2019 FOUNDERS AWARD RECIPIENT – EVAN BOWERS, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, CONWAY, AR

“We are grateful to Evan for his daily contribution to Ally’s culture of excellence. Without individuals like him, dedicating themselves to our vision and values, we simply would not be able to provide the high caliber of service to our clients that has led to our enormous success.”

-Shawn Rash, Ally President & Founding Partner

 

“It is humbling to receive the Founders Award, and, while I am honored, in some ways I feel like I don’t deserve it, because I see the qualities that this award represents in the great team I work with every day.

I never had the privilege to know Royal but I can tell he was a great man whose selfless support of Ally’s founders has had a huge impact on all of us. I’m thankful that in a similar manner, this company’s founders believe in me and this team to carry out their vision. As we continue to solve our clients’ challenges through true partnership and serving their best interests, Ally’s commitment to doing things the right way will continue to be what makes this company so successful and the reason why working together is such a privilege.”

-Evan Bowers, Ally Director of Engineering

Read more about Henry on the Ally Team Page.

Thank you, Evan, for your hard work, integrity, loyalty, and dedication to service.

Our Team is What Makes Us Great!

While we are proud of this year’s award winners and are endlessly grateful for their hard work, and dedication to Ally’s mission, vision, and goals, we deeply appreciate each and every one of our team members and the integrity that they bring to their jobs every single day.

Our team is what makes us great! We look forward to another year of success and achievement through collaboration, innovation, and hard work. Go! Go! Go!

Ally Recognized by SRP as Top Contributor to the Arizona Utility’s Custom Incentive Program

Ally Energy Solutions is honored to receive the SRP Business Solutions FY2019 Top Contributor Award. This award is given to the top three Energy Efficiency Alliance members that deliver the highest kWh/kW savings to SRP’s custom business program. The award recognizes Ally’s work upgrading and optimizing industrial refrigeration systems for an Arizona manufacturer, resulting in 3,267,000 kWh in annual energy savings. The project also received more than $300,000 in SRP incentives.

Meet the Team – Ross Smith

By and large, energy efficiency projects all have similar objectives – improve operational safety and work environment, save energy and money, and streamline processes. The types of projects are also similar – LED lighting and sensor retrofits, automated control systems, energy monitoring, data acquisition and analytics, and so on. But when it gets down to on-site design and implementation, the similarities end. Each individual project is both complex and unique. Because of this, designs must be fluid and focused on the energy and operational result. That’s why Ally Energy Solutions employs experts like LEED accredited electrical engineer and industrial controls expert, Ross Smith.

Ally Energy President, Shawn Rash Speaks at the E2 Clean Jobs Report Release

On September 12, 2019, E2, “a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and others who advocate for smart policies that are good for the environment and good for the economy,” released its 2019 Colorado Clean Jobs Report. The release event, held at the Marriot Spring Hill Suites in Grand Junction, included a panel discussion featuring Ally President, Shawn Rash; the leader of the Colorado Outdoors Project, David Dragoo; and Colorado Representative for HD-6, Chris Hansen.

Meet the Team – Jeremy Dillon

Ally Energy Solutions uses a five-step turnkey approach to deliver the most cost savings and efficiency for every project we initiate. Through this process, we are able to provide the highest value to our clients, rather than merely checking off efficiency compliance boxes. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the first three steps of our approach happen before a single light gets changed or sensor is installed. Most of the magic occurs within the planning phases – and none of it would be possible without expertise from team members such as Jeremy Dillon.