Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Canino is the Chief Operating Officer of ESS Inc. Mr. Canino has extensive experience in executive leadership, product line expansions and renewable energy solutions. He has a strong track record of creating highly capable and accountable teams through employee engagement. He drives change by enabling trust and engagement amongst his associates consistently creating sustainable results. Prior to ESS, Mr. Canino served as CEO and President of the Smardt Chiller Group, leading the global organization across five continents, and consistently achieving double-digit CAGR growth. Prior to Smardt, Canino held senior leadership positions at Trane Commercial Systems (a division of Ingersoll Rand), where he most notably launched a renewable energy solutions business. Before Trane, Canino launched DG Energy Solutions which built, owned and operated Cogen and District Cooling plants; most notably cogen plants for Home Depot and a central plant at NFL Film Labs. He began his career with General Electric during the Jack Welch era at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and then at GE’s Power Systems business. Mr. Canino holds a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering Technology from University of Binghamton, NY and a M.Eng degree from Penn State University.
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