About Palmer Energy > Management Team


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Our Management Team


Mark R. Frye, President

Prior to purchasing Palmer Energy in 1994, Mark Frye served as energy purchaser for Libbey-Owens Ford Co., where he was honored with LOF's President's Award for extraordinary achievement in energy cost savings. Since acquiring Palmer Energy, Mark has dramatically increased the diversity and size of its customer base through innovative cost savings projects in both natural gas and electricity.

Examples of Mark’s direct project experience:

  • Pipeline bypass for large industrial user.  Savings in excess of $120,000 per year.

  • Switch electric supplier for large industrial consumer saving client $230,000 per year

  • Sold futures for North Carolina industrial user and switched to tariff supplier.  One-time savings realized of $1,300,000

  • Initiated Central Utility Plant with Lucas County Facilities Director.

  • Executing and Savings for Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition.  Savings exceed to date over $20 million in both natural gas and electric.  Contract exceeds over 7 Bcf and 2 Terawatts annually

  • Pooled customer choice loads saving in excess of $175,000 per year against Columbia Gas of Ohio tariff
  • Negotiated multiple electric contracts between companies, municipals, and utilities

  • Assisted multiple customers in NW Ohio in acquiring Market Support Generation (MSG).  Resulting in an annual savings of $500,000.

Regulatory Experience - Expert Witness

  • PUCO Case No. 03-2144 FE Rate Stabilization Plan (RSP) on behalf of Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC) & Northwest Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)
  • PUCO Case No. 05-376 (AEP IGCC) on behalf of Direct Energy
  • PUCO Case No. 08-917 AEP Electric Security Plan for Schools
  • PUCO Case No. 08-939 FE Electric Security Plan for NOAC/NOPEC
  • PUCO Case No. 08-1094 DPL Electric Security Plan for Honda & Cargill

Kirkland Mizerek, Executive Vice President
As the Executive Vice President for Palmer Energy, Kirkland Mizerek is responsible for establishing new customers and managing key relationships.  He has over ten years’ experience working with commercial, institutional, and industrial customers.  Prior to his current position, Kirk was Major Accounts Manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio, where he managed 70 customers with natural gas usage in excess of 25 Bcf.   Kirk is a graduate of Lourdes College with a Bachelor of Arts in business. He earned his MBA at Heidelberg College, and has passed the Certified Energy Managers (CEM) Test.

  • Created an integrated network of greenhouses and pooled their collective resources for approximately $120,000 in annual savings.

  • Negotiated flex rate with utility for customer wanting to increase service.  Annual savings equal to $30,000.

  • Negotiated multi-year contract between utility and consumer resulting in a win-win proposition for both parties.  Annual contract amount exceeded $1,250,000 a year for ten years.

  • Reasonably raised consumers’ rate to fit appropriate compensation level for current volume.  Additional monies received in excess of $50,000 per year.

  • Negotiated additional resources for company resulting in higher quality and reliability with minimal impact on operations or accounting.  Savings exceeded $50,000.

Elaine Canning, Vice President
Elaine is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of financial and operating experience in public accounting, distribution, manufacturing and consulting.

  • She started her career at Ernst and Young in December 1979 and was the first woman promoted in Toledo to Audit Manager in 1985.

  • In 1986, she joined a major regional hardware distributor as Chief Financial Officer a role she maintained for 16 years. From 2003-2008 she served as President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for sales,  data processing, operations, human resources and supply chain management.

  • In 2008, she joined a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of recycled PET as Chief Financial Officer where she remained until 2012.

Elaine graduated with honors in 1979 from the University of Toledo and passed the CPA exam the following year. She is married with 2 children. She currently serves on the boards of The Toledo Symphony, The Toledo Zoo and the Promedica Endowment Committee. She is a past Board member and Treasurer of the United Way, Mobile Meals, University of Toledo Foundation and Easter Seals.

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