Carl E. Meyer
A proven industry executive with 35+ years of experience in the energy and economic development sectors of the Hudson Valley and New York State, Carl Meyer is currently the President/CEO of T-SEC.
Mr. Meyer retired as President/COO of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Executive Vice President of CH Energy Group, a publicly traded holding company headquartered in the Hudson Valley of NYS. Upon his retirement, CH Energy Group had a market capitalization of three-quarters of a billion dollars, with its regulated utility serving 300,000 + electric and 30,000 + natural gas customers in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The holding company also held numerous investments in renewable energy projects located throughout the northeastern U.S.
In furthering T-SEC’s mission, Mr. Meyer is actively engaged in broad-based regional economic development initiatives. In this capacity, he is working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and the NY Empire State Development Corporation, along with local economic development organizations, to develop and implement a regional marketing strategy to attract businesses and jobs to the Hudson Valley. Notably, he was recently elected to the Board of Advisors of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation and currently chairs the organization’s Business Services Committee.
Mr. Meyer also serves on the board of the NYS Business Development Corporation. NYBDC is a consortium of banks committed to support economic development and the growth of jobs in NYS by collaborating with lending partners to provide innovative loans, often with government guarantees, to small businesses.
Mr. Meyer served on the Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College from 1998 through 2008 as a member and chair.
Mr. Meyer also served on the Board of Trustees of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, a top-rated tertiary care medical center in the Hudson Valley, from 2000 to 2016 as a trustee and chair.
He currently serves on the boards of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a longstanding independent public policy, planning and advocacy organization in the Hudson Valley (past chair), and the Winnakee Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the region’s precious natural resources (1st Vice President).
He also serves on (and formerly chaired) the SUNY New Paltz Business Advisory Council and currently chairs the Mount Saint Mary College Business Advisory Council, providing these organizations with the benefits of his many years of experience in corporate management, strategic planning, organizational leadership and project management.
Mr. Meyer holds bachelors and masters degrees in electric power engineering from RPI in Troy, NY and is a registered Professional Engineer in NYS.
Executive VP of Operations
Joe Guarneri is a manufacturing operations and finance specialist with 28 years of business ownership and management experience. Since selling a successful company, Unico Special Products, he has joined T-SEC as Executive Vice President of Operations and oversees the day to day activities of T-SEC’s SMARTT LABS and PODS.
Mr. Guarneri seeks to help small to medium-sized manufacturing businesses in their desire to grow and make their visions a reality. Mr Guarneri holds a MBA in Finance and a BA in Industrial/Manufacturing & Engineering with a Concentration in Robotics, both from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a Hudson Valley resident and also is former Commissioner of Finance for the City of Beacon.
Director of Finance
Edward W. Januszkiewicz is a finance professional with a background in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Since holding senior positions with both IBM and NXP Semiconductors (formerly Phillips Semiconductors), Mr. Januszkiewicz has joined T-SEC as Director of Finance and is responsible for financial operations, coordinating accounting, cash management, budgeting and grant financial reporting.
Mr. Januszkiewicz helps identify funding opportunities that allow T-SEC to purchase the specialized manufacturing equipment needed for developing manufacturing companies to innovate and test new products. Mr. Januszkiewicz holds a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Director of Projects
William E. Cox is an electrical engineer with more than 30 years in various roles with IBM. As Director of Projects, Mr. Cox is responsible for all T-SEC alternative energy projects in New York State including the direction of TSEC partner college student senior design projects.
Mr. Cox’s education in photovoltaic design and installation, as well as Computer Science, HVAC systems and welding and machining have earned him two technical disclosures, two patents and several customer satisfaction awards from IBM. Mr. Cox is also a private pilot and a Hudson Valley resident involved in several community organizations.