Our Team

Scott Kepp

Vice President - GEM Inc., Mechanical Division and General Manager - GEM Energy

Scott Kepp

Scott Kepp

Vice President - GEM Inc., Mechanical Division and General Manager - GEM Energy

After completing a mechanical engineering degree at Carnegie Mellon, Scott knew he didn’t want to be a practicing engineer. He uncovered a passion for the business side of things and began searching for a project management position that combined his engineering background with his interests in developing and leading team members. This Toledo native found himself returning to his hometown to take a position with GEM Inc. as an assistant project manager in the mechanical division.

Later, Scott became a project manager and was asked to serve as the general manager of Rudolph Libbe Group’s Lima office. After nine years in Lima, he returned to the Walbridge headquarter offices as the division manager of the mechanical group and was eventually promoted to vice president. After much success in his role, Scott also took on the responsibilities of general manager for GEM Energy in 2018.

Scott is known for building strong teams that showcase the skills and expertise of the associates he leads. One of his greatest skills is listening to people and engaging his team in conversations to better understand their challenges and where he can provide support. He reiterates daily that the Rudolph Libbe Group is a people-oriented business, meaning a high regard for associates and customers alike.

Scott is a board member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest Ohio, the Erie Shores Council Boy Scouts of America, and the UA Local 50 Pension Fund. He is also an active member of Vistage and the Rotary Club of Toledo.

Greg Steenrod

Vice President, Business Development

Greg Steenrod

Greg Steenrod

Vice President, Business Development

Greg began working in the commercial heating and cooling service field more than 20 years ago when he was hired by a Toledo-area HVAC service provider to grow its maintenance agreement base.

After joining GEM Energy in 2000, Greg was responsible for sales and after three years was promoted to general manager. He applied previous industry experience and challenged his team to provide superior service to existing accounts while growing the customer base.

Named vice president of business development for GEM Energy in 2011, Greg’s focus became guiding customers toward solutions to reduce their operations costs. His experience includes on-site power technologies from combined heat and power (CHP) and solar to energy supply and energy management services.

Greg is a member of Toledo Rotary Club and serves on the boards of the Toledo School for the Arts and ProMedica Flower Hospital Foundation.

Lauren Ray

Business Development Manager, New York

Lauren Ray

Lauren Ray

Business Development Manager, New York

From an early age, Lauren had a deep appreciation for the environment and making a positive impact on the world. She earned a bachelor of science from Cornell University in mechanical engineering and a master of science from Georgia Tech.

While in school, Lauren attended a Society of Women Engineers conference where she interacted with members of the research and development center of General Electric (GE). Because of her interest in sustainability and technology and a voracious appetite for learning, GE offered Lauren a role as part of the Edison Engineering Program in their research and development center. She gained experience as she rotated between the teams developing hybrid electric vehicles, smart homes and microgrids. The cutting-edge technology and modeling established during Lauren’s tenure there has been brought to market today.

Lauren made a move to Arizona and became a sustainability aide for the City of Flagstaff. She developed environmentally-friendly programs and energy-efficient evaluation tools. While here, Lauren also worked for Sedona Energy Labs, a start-up where she focused on mechanical design and structural analysis of a novel solar tracking frame. Lauren mastered 3D CAD software and applied her in-depth knowledge to design the frames for wind and snow loads.

Industry work experience in alternative energy system research and development ultimately led Lauren to GEM Energy of the Rudolph Libbe Group. She was brought on as an energy solutions engineer based in New York State to focus on the applications of Capstone MicroTurbine technology. Lauren now leads business development in New York and integrates combined heat and power (CHP) systems using Capstone MicroTurbines for healthcare, education, mission critical and other facilities.

As she continues to explore ways to positively impact the environment, Lauren’s ability to anticipate challenges and provide vital support to her team and customers demonstrates the strong leadership skills for which she is known. She has a proven track record as an industry resource with a technical understanding of CHP that is considered exemplary. Lauren has been invited to speak at New York engineering, healthcare, green building, water and wastewater conferences and meetings.  Lauren is based in the Ithaca, New York satellite office of RLG.