Cliff Timko, P.E., CEM

Mr. Timko has 40 years of engineering experience in the areas or refrigeration, HVAC and energy management including 34 years with Giant Eagle, Inc. in various engineering management positions.  As Director of Engineering, he was responsible for the design of the refrigeration, HVAC and energy management systems for over 225 supermarkets and corporate facilities.

As Corporate Energy Manager, Mr. Timko initiated and developed both the ENERGY STAR and GreenChill programs within Giant Eagle that resulted in seven consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards and two annual awards from GreenChill for achieving the lowest refrigerant leak rate in the supermarket industry.

Mr. Timko has BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in PA and Ohio as well as a Certified Energy Manager and Green Building Engineer.  He is a Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).  Mr. Timko was a member of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Energy and Technical Services Committee for 12 years.  For the past 35 years, he has delivered numerous presentations at both FMI and SPECS national meetings on the topics of refrigeration, HVAC, energy controls, maintenance, LEED, power monitoring and ENERGY STAR benchmarking.