Energy Systems Co. is pleased to announce that it has named Richard J. Distler the company’s president and chief operating officer. Distler replaces Dave Woods, who is retiring after a successful 43-year career with the company.

Distler was most recently pre-construction director with McCarthy Building Co. in Arizona. Earlier he served McCarthy as a project manager, directing several major water treatment projects. He has extensive construction and engineering experience; has overseen large budgets and project administration; and has been responsible for customer, community and government relations.

About Energy Systems Co. Founded in 1968, Energy Systems Co. is a district energy company that provides heating and cooling service to customer buildings in downtown Omaha. The company’s three district energy plants produce steam and chilled water that are piped to 64 customers (80 buildings). Energy Systems was named “system of the year” by the International District Energy Association in 1994. The company’s service attributes include reliability, economy, flexibility and no-demand-charge billing.

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