Eric Silk is the Director of Business Development at Thermo Systems, a leader in control systems integration that specializes in BMS/EPMS solutions within the mission critical space. Eric provides leadership and strategic direction for the company’s growth within the mission critical industry by overseeing the preconstruction, business development, and marketing teams globally.
After receiving his degree in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University, Eric began his engineering career at Thermo Systems as a control systems engineer. He quickly learned what it takes to deliver successful automation projects for his customers. With a passion for helping clients by providing innovative solutions, Eric focused his career on preconstruction services and early conceptual design. With nearly 14 years of experience, he is an expert in the preconstruction process for mission critical applications, including critical HVAC (BAS/EPMS), central plants, cogeneration and microgrid control systems. In recent years, he was instrumental in establishing Thermo Systems’ mission critical practice serving hyperscale, enterprise, and colocation clients throughout North America and EMEA.
Eric dedicates the rest of his time to developing teams and future leaders by providing growth opportunities, empowerment, training, and mentorship. He helps produce exceptional leaders and staff to serve Thermo Systems’ clients on a global scale. Eric is very enthusiastic about the future of the mission critical market, as it is a fast-paced, rapidly-growing industry with unique opportunities and challenges.
How He Got Involved in Mission Critical Operations
Eric’s early career focused on developing solutions for FDA regulated life sciences BAS applications and central plant automation and optimization. However, over the years, Eric’s expertise has expanded into the mission critical space, where he developed a keen interest in providing solutions and developing partnerships. One mission critical end user saw value in the specialized HVAC application expertise that Thermo Systems had to offer, and it quickly expanded through word of mouth within the industry. Eric now leads the effort for Thermo Systems in developing and nurturing partnerships with multiple mission critical end users while ensuring successful project delivery.
Participation in 7×24 Exchange
Eric recognizes the value 7×24 Exchange offers as a platform for experts in the mission critical industry to collaborate, share knowledge, and make meaningful contacts. He champions Thermo Systems’ continued involvement and support of 7×24 Exchange for the vast benefits it extends. As a new member of 7×24 Exchange, he is looking forward to becoming an even more active participant in the 7×24 community and the industry.