Staff Bio | Ben RupertMarch 16, 2016
Vice President of Operations
As our VP of Operations, Ben puts his wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors to work helping Benningfield Group tackle unique commercial and industrial projects. A Certified Energy Manager and an incredibly involved member of the energy efficiency community his entire career, Ben's background in and understanding of energy and environmental policy make him an invaluable asset. Ben is also beginning his apprenticeship here in business operations, and by year's end will manage a number of operational elements within the company.
On board here at Benningfield Group since February 2016, Ben is winding down his role as the Energy Manager for King County, Washington's Department of Executive Services. His work optimizing energy usage and reducing operating costs throughout the county, as well as his commitment to taking on diverse energy projects, give him unique insight into public sector energy management, which complements his prior experience working for Washington State's largest investor-owned utility.
Ben's passion for energy efficiency speaks to his love of our planet. As he furthers his own personal and professional goals, he strives to help create socially responsible and ecologically restorative communities.
Ben's other loves include his friends and family, especially his wife and daughter. Outside of work, Ben mostly finds himself changing diapers and playing peek-a-boo, but his family also makes time to enjoy beautiful Northern California. Whether its kite surfing, kayaking, skiing, mountaineering or simply enjoying a lost coast beach, Ben enjoys taking advantage of all the Bear Republic has to offer.