Team Bios

Sushil C. Jain, P.E.

Mr. Jain is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Empyrean Services LLC. Prior to founding Empyrean Services, Mr. Jain served in various executive positions within the nuclear power industry. He has served clients in many executive support programs in the energy industry on national and international levels. Mr. Jain has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

 

Mary S. Kubiak, MBA

Mary is a seasoned professional with experience in Finance, Human Resources (HR) and Marketing. She came to Empyrean with significant experience in the electric and water utility industry. Mary has also been critical as Empyrean engaged new clients, developing policies and procedures and fine-tuning our back office operations to ensure that Empyrean met the specific needs of each client.

Because her professional background includes expertise in several functions, on a day-to-day basis, Mary provides administrative support and counsel to Empyrean’s payroll, HR and general financial operations. Mary also serves as Empyrean’s EEO Officer. She provides expertise in the area of Service Contract Act and its effective implementation for our government clients.

Mary has a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Jennifer L. Ploskina, MBA

Jennifer is the Director of Business Development at The Empyrean Group and sister company Empyrean Services. Jennifer has over 20 years of combined experience in the power industry and the field of behavioral economics. With close to fifteen years at Eaton Corporation, Jennifer worked with clients all over the globe in positions with increasing responsibility including marketing, sales, operations and management. Her last job at Eaton involved a $100M portfolio of clients supported through a network of dozens of channel partners.

For the last six years, Jennifer was a Business Development Director at BI WORLDWIDE, where she helped to design and build engagement programs at Fortune 500 clients headquartered in the Pittsburgh region. In an industry with a typical sales cycle of two or three years, she built a thriving $5M+ business from scratch within 18 months, focusing on employee engagement and improving the work lives of her clients’ employees. This time also allowed her to stay closer to home while her kids moved into their high school years.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business, also at the University of Pittsburgh. She has two high-school-aged children and a husband of over 18 years. She resides in the Pittsburgh area, but frequently travels throughout the U.S. meeting with clients and prospects. Jennifer is passionate about solving challenges within the energy markets – grid resiliency, safety and reliability, and using technology for good.

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  • Partial Client List

    Bruce Power
    CH2M HILL
    DUKE ENERGY
    Energy Northwest
    GE – Hitachi
    Nebraska Public Power District
    Ontario Power Generation
    SCANA
    Southern Company
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    URENCO USA
    US Department of Energy
    NRC
    Westinghouse Electric Company
    Xcel Energy

    Awards

    Pittsburgh 100 Fastest Growing Companies
    26th Largest Pittsburgh-Area Minority-Owned Firms
    Pittsburgh Business Times list of Largest Pittsburgh-Area Management Consulting Firms
    Pittsburgh 100 Fastest Growing Companies
    INC 500 2010