Sustainable Energy Services assists industrial and commercial companies in minimizing financial loss on both sides of their utility meter with smarter energy-purchasing strategies and by reducing unnecessary energy consumption.
SES will help you:
- buy energy using market-based analytics and a competitive RFP process;
- reduce energy consumption through a comprehensive energy audit;
- implement sustainable business practices that are beneficial to the environment, the community, and your company’s bottom line.
Laura Sherman, CEP, CEO
Sustainable Energy Services is a nationally certified woman-owned business with Laura Sherman leading the strategic direction of our company. As a successful and accomplished energy professional and business leader, Laura utilizes her expertise to deliver customized solutions to our customers.
With more than fourteen years in the energy industry, Laura has successfully led the SES team in the development and execution of innovative solutions. Her leadership skills, attention to detail, and analytical capabilities have been demonstrated in her contributions to energy projects across the state of Ohio and across the Midwest.
Laura is a customer-focused leader with a proven track record of customer success. She maintains the highest standards for our team implementing the best customer solutions delivered with integrity, transparency, and respect.
The energy industry is a rapidly changing and evolving space. As we transition from the current state of our industry to increasing the level of renewables in our fuel mix, we are focused on helping our customers reach their sustainability goals.
Laura is passionate about the development of women in energy.
Prior to joining SES, Laura held a senior-level position in energy business development, and prior to energy, Laura worked as a senior facility designer executing building projects at two Fortune 100 companies.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Harrington Institute.
Tom Sherman, CEM, CEA, CDSM, CCASS, President
Tom is the lead engineer at SES and spearheads our energy efficiency practice. He has worked in the energy field for more than 30 years. During Tom’s tenure at FirstEnergy Corporation, PCX Energy Services, and Sustainable Energy Services, Tom has conducted hundreds of energy audits, performed more than 1,000 utility bill audits and tariff reviews, investigated and resolved hundreds of energy-related issues, and implement a broad range of energy efficiency projects. His energy audits typically uncover 20% or more in potential energy savings, with some longtime customers achieving more than 50% total energy savings.
Tom is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is also a regular speaker at the annual AEE World Energy Conference, AEE East Energy Conference, Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Ohio Energy Conference, and numerous trade conferences.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Northeastern Illinois University and his MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), a Certified Demand Side Manager (CDSM). and a Certified Compressed Air System Specialist (CCASS).