Meet the Team

Optimized Systems’ team of experts includes design engineers, but we don’t do design. We also have control specialists and master programmers, but we don’t sell controls. And we have former facilities managers, so we understand day-to-day operations, because we’ve lived it. We all work together to deliver a level of knowledge and understanding of building systems you simply can’t find elsewhere.

Rick Kmiecik

Rick Kmiecik

President

Rick is President and Founder of Optimized Systems. He’s known as a creative, forward-thinking problem solver who is passionate about energy. You’ll find his enthusiasm contagious and his wit quick.

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Commissioning

Kelly, who is key in the development of many of the company’s innovative commissioning processes, likes modeling the concept of “work anywhere” by frequently working at home, in the car, at job sites, and client locations.

Rick Harris

Rick Harris

Building Advocation

Rick leads Optimized Systems’ building advocation services. His primary focus is helping clients keep their buildings maintained and operating well. Rick’s secondary focus is getting “advocation” added to the dictionary.

Scott Erlenbusch

Scott Erlenbusch

Project Specialist

Scott is an Energy Project Technician, but given everything he does, he’s more like a human Swiss army knife.

Nick Combs

Nick Combs

Operations

Nick is the hub of the company’s operations. He is a seasoned achiever with an insatiable curiosity. When it comes to facility operations, he may know more than Google.

Donny Zimmerman

Donny Zimmerman

Building Optimization

As the company’s optimization czar, Donny focuses on developing and implementing HVAC energy-saving strategies. But he seems to have the most fun measuring the millions of dollars we are saving our clients in energy costs!

Herman Moheng

Herman Moheng

Programming & Integration

Herman is Optimized Systems’ chief controls guru. If it’s electronic, he can build it, fix it, program it and integrate it...and probably has. We haven't found anything he can't do, but we're trying.

Art Malenfant

Art Malenfant

Project Specialist

Art is an Energy Project Specialist with diverse skills. Now that he has been on the team for a while, we're convinced that his mind is stuck in “occupied mode,” because he’s always thinking and always doing.

Tyler Mueller

Tyler Mueller

Energy Systems Programmer

Tyler is an Energy Systems Programmer. He is also an engineer by education, a programmer by training and an energy buff by passion, Tyler's other passions include anything with a throttle!

Dakota Zimmerman

Dakota Zimmerman

Project Technician

Dakota assists everyone with just about everything. He is a quick learner and quality conscious. His positive attitude and natural aptitude should make his life easier – it has ours!

Kaity Szymborski

Kaity Szymborski

Project Assistant

Kaity works mostly on energy data projects, developing queries and reports needed for studying energy consumption patterns. She was a little green when she started. Now she is all about green, as in sustainability.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Business Development

Mike is in charge of Optimized Systems’ marketing and business development. Coming from the environmental industry, he’s excited to be representing a service that customers want!