CORE STAFF

MEP Solution’s Core Staff of Natural Gas Procurement Experts

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Blake Baxter | Senior Energy Originator

P: 608.819.4011
E: Blake.Baxter@mepsolutions.org

  • Energy acquisition specialist with 30+ years’ experience
  • United States Army Warranted Contracting Officer
  • Gas procurement, transportation and storage expertise

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Blake Baxter is the Senior Energy Originator for MEP Solutions, LLC located in Madison, Wisconsin.  Blake retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Army Guard to join our Madison team.  During his 30+ years in the energy industry Blake has worked for an interstate pipeline, an oil & gas exploration company and a local gas distribution company.  Blake has for the last thirteen years worked for TVA.  During his tenor at TVA he helped to manage the acquisition of ~8,000 MW of new gas fired generation and developed a portfolio of 870,000 Dth/day of firm gas transportation and 3 Bcf of salt dome storage to support reliable power generation for the people of the Tennessee Valley.  Blake is an experienced negotiator with deep experience in both the physical and financial gas markets.  He is a winner of the TVA President’s Trophy.  Blake also served for 35 years as a member of the Army Guard.  During his second war deployment in 2011-12 he was awarded the Joint Commendation Medal for instituting programs to reduce corruption and graft in Afghanistan.  He has an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.  An accomplished public speaker, Blake has addressed local community groups, industry groups and been on NPR.  He is looking forward to assisting the customers of MEP Solutions.

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Josh Kaurich |  Vice President

P: 608.268.4315
E: Josh.Kaurich@mepsolutions.org

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP)
  • Energy Engineer with 10+ years’ experience

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Josh Kaurich is Vice President of H&H Group Holdings, Inc. located in Madison, Wisconsin; a company made up of  200+ field and office employees. He is also the Division Leader for H&H Energy Services.   Josh is the co-founder of Midwest Energy Procurement Solutions, LLC.  He is an Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP), and certified Renewable Energy Assessor.  Josh’s experience with energy management, energy efficiency, renewable energy and the wholesale natural gas market helps him to identify integrated energy solutions. His experience and connections have helped him to develop and grow a successful energy consulting and performance contracting company. His auditing experience covers the educational, industrial, commercial, and agricultural. Josh works extensively on growing the H&H Company and integrating design, engineering, and construction together under one roof.

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Tony “T.J.” Morice |  Energy Analyst Rep

P: 715.218.2900
E: Tony.Morice@mepsolutions.org

  • 18+ years of energy industry experience
  • Supply chain and transportation expert
  • Facility operations and energy analyst

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T.J. Morice has been a business owner in a variety of enterprises and assets in North Central Wisconsin over the last 25+years which provides a foundation for understanding the fiscal challenges and a realistic perspective on opportunities to cut costs which is extremely valuable. As an officer and co-owner of a biomass energy industry entity for over 18 years participating at the state and national level of trade associations, government/college advisory committee’s and energy teams, a broad range of experiences are a resource valuable to MEP clients. T.J. has been involved as an Energy Analyst Representative sharing what is really a revolutionary strategy MEP consults clients by which allows them to leverage competition to acquire natural gas. T.J.’s passion is to help fellow business owners grow and strengthen by cutting operational expenses where feasible and this is a tool most aren’t aware is available. See more details about T.J. on LinkedIn.