René Spée

René Spée

Senior Energy Consultant
René brings more than two decades of experience in power technology development, strategic research and development planning, and engineering management. His background emphasis includes forward-looking technology in power electronics, energy conversion and energy storage. He has authored more than 120 technical papers and is credited with two United States patents. René received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and he has been a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
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Lew Rakowsky

General Manager
Lew has more than 20 years experience in corporate branding and integrated marketing communications across print, web, exhibits, events and multimedia. Prior to joining the Coppervale team, he was a core member of the in-house design team at biotechnology giant Amgen where he played a key role in supporting the company's communications needs as it grew from entrepreneurial start-up to established industry leader. Lew manages the day-to-day operations and also leads our stakeholder engagement team with a passionate vision of how to motivate companies to adopt sustainable energy practices and build green brands.
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Chuck Carroll

Director of Strategy and Technology
Chuck has a long and distinguished executive and technical career in the international cable television and telecommunications environment, spanning 14 years, three continents, and with five companies during their start-up phase of operation. He held Chief Technology Officer positions with Cable Partners and with Ish GmbH, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Telenet Operations in Belgium. Chuck holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. He is a Fellow of the U.K. SCTE, member of the U.S SCTE and has published a number of papers on the development of cable/telephony in journals around the world.
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Bob Hunt

Managing Consultant
Bob has over 22 years in the North American and European Cable spaces helping clients architect, build and manage the technology relationships in complex Video and Data network environments, and has extensive experience in both the Cable MSO Operator space as well as the Technology vendor space. Bob has an extensive senior management background with companies such as Charter Communications, BigBand Networks, RoadRunner (Part of Time Warner Cable), MediaOne, Continental Cablevision, Adlink, Times Mirror Cable Television, Polska Telewizja Kablowa (Part of Chase Enterprises) and Videotron (U.K.). He was also a Strategic Advisor to Cable Europe Labs from 2007 until 2011 working with European operators on the necessary standards and technologies to move the European Cable Market forward.
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Melissa Gossmann

Program Manager
Melissa brings with her an extensive background in Account Management, Finance and Customer Service to Coppervale. Prior to joining the team in 2019, Melissa was at Evenflo Inc. as the National Account Manager for the Walmart.com account. Melissa is responsible for providing management oversight for all phases of a project to ensure work is proceeding on schedule and delivered to the client in a timely manner.
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Oleg Primak

Senior Financial Data Analyst
Oleg brings 18 years of experience in operations, finance and corporate development with international telecom companies in the areas of cable television, wireless and wireline telephony and high bandwidth connectivity/data center management. He held CEO and CFO positions with start-up wireless and POTS carriers and triple-play operators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, VP of Corporate Development with Metromedia International Group and Senior Director of Finance - Europe with MFN/AboveNet. Oleg holds M.Sc. in Finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and B.Sc. in Finance from Odessa State Economic University in Odessa, Ukraine.