Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Clifford M. Maurer, former Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Southwest, has joined the Marstel-Day Advisory Council at the invitation of the company's president and founder, Rebecca R. Rubin. In making the announcement, Ms. Rubin cited the experience and leadership Mr. Maurer will bring to the firm's Advisory Council: "Cliff's leadership has led to substantial enhancements of sustainability practices within the Department of Defense. His proven record of innovative implementation of smart energy and sustainability programs will heighten Marstel-Day's ability to address our clients most challenging environmental and energy issues with innovative solutions."
Cliff is an independent consultant in the fields of energy solutions, sustainability, and infrastructure & construction contracting with the Federal Government. His Naval career as a Civil Engineer Corps officer spanned more than 29 years. He served as Naval Facilities Engineering Command's Operations Officer, Strategic Business Officer and Energy Officer, supporting a global organization of over 16,000 persons. He held command on three occasions, including Naval Facilities Engineering Command's largest business unit, NAVFAC Southwest. There he led an organization of over 3,000 professionals, with an annual volume of business in excess of $3 Billion. At NAVFAC Southwest he championed the Navy's foremost smart energy and sustainability program, delivering the Department of Defense's first solar power purchase agreement under the Section 2922(a) authority and secured the Navy's first microgrid demonstration project at the three San Diego Installations. Throughout his career he has amassed extensive experience in: public works management, energy solutions, utilities operations, construction and service contracting, environmental engineering, strategic planning, risk management and disaster recovery. His Naval career took him to positions around the globe, including contingency operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and twice in Iraq. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Energy Manager. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Post of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and is a past president of that organization. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Fredericksburg, Va.-based Marstel-Day is a woman-owned, small, certified HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) business with multiple prime contract vehicles and additional offices nationwide. The firms' Advisory Council members include former Department of the Interior, Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency officials, as well as decorated experts in environmental security and climate change. The company has received many awards for its "green" approach to environmental services, including the Alliance for Workplace Excellence Eco-Leadership Award and the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award from the University of Virginia emphasizing green ethics and commitment in areas of high unemployment and low income, as well as environmental business achievement awards every year for the past seven years from Environmental Business International. Marstel-Day has also been named to INC Magazine's list of the top 5000 fastest-growing business for the past five consecutive years.