Dan founded the company in 1976 and directed its growth to its present day. Dan’s background is in HVAC-R and Industrial Engineering. As President/CEO, he provides the overall direction and leadership for Finger Lakes Environmental, and is directly involved in special projects and customer contact. He can frequently be seen on the shop floor, and he is in constant communication with all key players within the company to stay on top of customers’ needs.
Vice President of Manufacturing
Rod has oversight responsibility for our Big Flats, NY, Charlotte, NC and Tyler, TX facilities. He has direct oversight of special custom projects performed at all of our facilities. Since joining the company in 1985, Rod has amassed a wealth of knowledge about HVAC-R systems, and he uses that knowledge to craft the best solutions for customers’ needs. Rod makes a point of communicating personally with customers to make sure the job gets done right, and his years of experience and skill help him guide customers to the right solution. Rod assists with our unusual quote requests, and often personally supervises projects that he has helped design.
Sales Application Engineer
Tracey has been with FLE since 1996. Tracey oversees all quotes and customer inquiries. He’s also involved in the design of specialty modifications, and works at providing solutions to customers design challenges. Tracey is based at our Big Flats, New York plant, and is frequently involved with projects during the manufacturing process. Tracey visits both current and prospective customers and coordinates presentations that provide solutions for customer problems. He works closely with customers and specifying engineers to ensure that our work meets their specifications and gets on its way to them in a timely manner.
Production Manager - NC
Leland started with our company in 1995 at our New York facility. He transitioned to assume oversight responsibility for our NC facility in 2005. Leland has direct responsibility for all standard and custom modified equipment projects performed at our Charlotte, NC facility. Leland maintains a good working relationship with both our customers and the support engineering staff at Carrier’s Charlotte, NC facility.
Production Manager - TX
Ken has been with the company since 2006, and has direct responsibility for all standard and custom modified equipment projects performed at our Tyler, TX facility. He has a background in HVAC&R service and installation. He prides himself on being able to help our customers investigate and develop solutions, custom controls and equipment to better serve their needs.
Prior to joining the Finger Lakes team in 2008, Chuck had amassed 30 plus years of experience in HVAC. Nineteen years was with Carrier Corp., which included manufacturing supervision, quality control in engineering, with responsibility for new products, testing and auditing. Chuck was the West zone service engineer supporting distributor service managers on 3 through 30 ton rooftop products.
Chuck had also spent twelve years with Robert Madden Industries as the customer assurance manager providing warranty and technical support, as well as service training for Carrier, Bryant and Payne dealers and technicians.
CFO and General Counsel
Kathleen has been with FLE since 2010, and is the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Counsel. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Accounting. She then graduated from Cleveland Marshall Law School in 1978 with a Juris Doctor Degree. She was employed by one of the major national Accounting Firms in their Tax Department after obtaining her JD degree. She is a member of the bar in both Ohio and New York. Kathleen oversees and directs our company’s financial, compliance and legal functions, and is based at the Big Flats, New York Headquarters.
Sheila has been with the company since 1994. Although Sheila works in our NY office, she is responsible for customer invoicing, accounts receivable and accounts payable for all three FLE locations. She is also responsible for customer order entries and assists in purchasing for the NY location, as well as various other administrative tasks. Sheila has a wealth of knowledge in both our bookkeeping area and our ERP software area.
Production Coordinator - NY
Amy has worked for FLE since 2005. With a degree in Business Administration, she is responsible for an order during the entire manufacturing process. She handles scheduling of our production personnel and manufacturing processes. Amy works closely with Rod Taft, and Angel Cruz, our NY Floor Supervisor. If you need to get a status on a current order, or get shipping information, Amy is the person to contact. Amy’s goal is to make sure FLE meets customers’ schedules and job site requirements.
Production Coordinator - TX
Jacqueline is based in our Tyler Texas facility, and has been with FLE since 2008. She is the main point of contact for issues involving customer orders, job status, shipping and receiving at the Texas facility. She oversees order entry, purchasing and inventory, and works closely with both Sheila and Amy in NY.
Production Coordinator - NC
Christina is based in our Charlotte, NC facility, and has been with FLE since 2004. She is the main point of contact for issues involving customer orders, job status, shipping and receiving for the Charlotte facility. She oversees order entry, purchasing and inventory and works closely with both Sheila and Amy in NY.
Derek started with FLE in 2009 and is responsible for all of FLE’s computer systems, networks and phone systems at all three plants, as well as managing the connectivity between the plants. He maintains FLE’s email and website, and provides support to both internal and external users. He maintains all systems, including the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that we rely upon, and assures speedy and accurate communication.