George has a thirty-year track record of leadership and innovation in energy and sustainability, with hands-on experience in management, finance, sales & marketing, operations, and engineering. He is the author of “A Guide to Energy Service Companies”, published by The Fairmont Press.
George is currently the Managing Director of Energy & Sustainability Services LLC and serves on the board of directors of PACENation. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Sustainability for Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Energy & Procurement and responsible for managing the procurement of over $500 million annually in energy, waste handling, and supply chain services, as well as $200 million in Net Operating Income from the delivery of energy, water, waste handling, and parking services. Mr. Caraghiaur has been instrumental in the industry-wide recognition of Simon’s sustainability practices.
Prior to joining Simon, George was a consultant to Energy Service Providers and Utility Companies, and worked in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia on energy deregulation issues. Before, he was the Founder and President of FPL Energy Services, Inc., a provider of energy performance contracting services to Fortune 500 companies. He also perfected the use of performance contracting and project financing for seawater desalinization in the Caribbean, and was a senior executive with a leading building control systems and co-generation firm in Canada.
George holds a Master of Science from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. George is fluent in English, French, Romanian and Spanish. He has a good working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese and a basic knowledge of Arabic.