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Press Release: Franklin Energy Announces Founder Paul Schueller Moving to Board of Directors, Industry Veteran Jim Madej New CEO

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group, the leading demand side management firm in the utility industry, announced today the appointment of Jim Madej as the company’s new chief executive officer. Madej succeeds founder Paul Schueller, who has served as CEO since Franklin Energy’s inception in 1994 and recently announced his transition to the company’s board of directors. Madej will guide the strategic direction and lead the executive teams of Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group. With more than 30 years in the energy industry, Madej brings an extensive background in business transformation, operational leadership, energy efficiency and customer experience.

You Have the Power to Change the World

In 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson decided to create a national day to focus on the environment. After observing oil spills, inefficient vehicles crowding the roads, factory pollution and more, he realized how a polluted environment would affect human health both at the time and into the future. He assembled a team, and together they rallied the nation to celebrate the first ever Earth Day.

The Future of Diversity in Energy

I recently had the opportunity to join a diverse panel of industry professionals to speak about my career experiences. The special event, hosted by the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), was comprised of an audience filled with students from Leo High School in Chicago, who were also members of the National Society of Black Engineers, Junior Chapter (NSBE Jr.).

Veterans Day

The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It is a moment in time that has left a deep impact on some, while others may be wondering what it signifies. This is the exact time in 1918 that the conflicts of World War I finally ended, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Armistice Day, as it was originally known, was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Since then, every November 11th has been officially observed as Veterans Day.

Welcome to the Party

There have been lots of new firms, mergers and acquisitions in our industry lately. To those organizations that have recently been talking about customer engagement and expanded service offerings: Welcome to the party! We’ve been wondering when you’d arrive.


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