John Knief, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group

John Knief, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group, is a 3rd-generation petroleum industry expert specializing in industrial and commercial boilers and burners. Prior to the formation of any East Coast Energy Group division, John co-owned one of the largest municipal field suppliers servicing the New York Metro area. John’s unparalleled knowledge of the petroleum industry led him to be selected by the former Soviet Union government to partner in the formation of a boiler manufacturing company which field-directed Scotch Marine type boilers in the early 1990s. After the successful launch of East Coast Petroleum in 1993, with the assistance of business partner Anthony Milanese, John applied his expertise and jump-started East Coast Mechanical in 1995. East Coast Energy Group’s latest division, East Coast Power & Gas, was initiated in 2008, bringing a new component to the multifaceted group. Under John’s leadership, East Coast Mechanical holds an R stamp and a PP stamp which permits specialized code welding and is the service representative for companies like AO Smith, Lochinvar, Riello, and formerly, Iron Fireman.John is proud to provide what he believes is the highest level of customer service in the tri-state area and soon hopes to start servicing an even larger area with the same degree of integrity.John resides in Merrick but stays active in the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club and has been a supporter of the Ozone Howard Little League for over 20 years. John enjoys fishing and boating and is proud to watch his family legacy live on as his sons Robert and Lenny continue in the industry.

East Coast Power & Gas is BBB Accredited!

We are proud to announce that East Coast Power & Gas has officially been recognized as a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating!

Our established history and excellent customer service helped us achieve this top score.

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Anthony Milanese, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group

Anthony Milanese, President and Co-Founder of East Coast Energy Group, has over 30 years of specialized experience in the energy industry. Mastering in petroleum logistics and risk management along with a penchant for deal-making, Anthony has been able to deliver outstanding financial results while building a well-run, profitable organization. He and his business partner, John Knief, co-founded East Coast Petroleum in 1993 and East Coast Mechanical in 1995. The two co-founded East Coast Energy Group in 2013 after East Coast Power & Gas was added to the family of companies in 2008. East Coast companies offer a range of energy products and services including commodity supply for petroleum, natural gas and electricity, sustainability programs, lighting retrofits, utility audits, boiler conversions and mechanical services. Under Anthony’s leadership, East Coast Energy Group has expanded to serve Long Island, the NY metro area, and mid-state NY. East Coast Energy Group received the Energi 2014 Excellence in Risk Management award under Anthony’s leadership.

Anthony looks forward to directing East Coast Energy Group through additional growth periods and continuing to serve customers with the same amount of pride and care that helped East Coast rise to its current level of success.

Anthony is currently a member of the Howard Beach Kiwanis Club. He enjoys supporting Little League Baseball in his local community.

VP of Electricity Pricing and Supply, Perry Wilson

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the ECP&G family—our VP of Electricity Pricing and Supply, Perry Wilson!

Perry received his B.A. in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and his M.Sc. in Energy Management from New York Institute of Technology. He is an outside-the-box thinker with 9 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in consulting, wholesale/trading, and retail energy. He previously managed pricing and project development for Tradition Energy, an energy brokerage firm, and has also worked for Gateway Energy, Plymouth Rock Energy, and Ecova.

Perry enjoys long-distance running, chess, soccer, and traveling abroad. He volunteers for POTS (Part of the Solution) in his spare time.

Meet our COO, Vincent Palmieri!

Vincent’s past experience includes working at companies like Hess Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Fortis Energy, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade LLC, MX Energy, and Sempra Energy Trading.

During his time as COO at East Coast Power & Gas, the customer base has increased by 12%, supply volumes by 50%, sales by 20% and EBITDA has grown six times over.

Vincent holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Pace University. He has certifications in Process Improvement, Project Management, Leadership Essentials and Mentorship. He received the 2012 Project Management Award while with Hess Corporation. Vincent is an active mentor in his alma mater’s alumni give-back program. Vincent is a lifelong Mets, Jets and Rangers fan. He considers his greatest achievement a work in progress – raising his two school-aged children.

Learn more about Vincent on our website– biographies of top management COMING SOON!