Questline energy expert Mike Carter

Meet the Expert: Questline Engineer Mike Carter

Get to know one of Questline’s legendary energy experts, Mike Carter, Senior Engineer and Certified Energy Manager.

A Questline veteran of more than 15 years, Mike has helped hundreds of energy utilities and their customers by answering pressing technical questions for his Ask an Expert and Ask an Engineer columns. He also regularly hosts industry webinars, discussing topics from daylighting fundamentals to selecting natural gas burners.

“When I started at Questline, there were only about a dozen employees,” Mike said. “Early on, I fulfilled the roles of account administrator, business development salesperson and content generator. I actually created email newsletters and the sidebar ads for our early customer accounts.”

Today you’ll find Mike writing energy advice articles as well as presenting webinars to utility account managers. He also develops custom webinars for specific commercial and industrial utility customers.

“These customer attendees are typically facility operation managers, maintenance managers, small business owners and engineers,” he explained.

Mike’s contributions are far reaching. As a key Questline thought leader, he creates content for a variety of channels. Along with the energy-focused webinars, Mike writes and edits newsletter articles and produces original content for utility customers. Custom pieces include segment-specific energy-saving analysis, real-world case studies and commentary on the latest energy trends. A true renaissance engineer, Mike even occasionally steps into the studio to record audio and video segments.

Mike frequents utility industry events. You may have seen him at last month’s Lightfair International in Philadelphia. While there, he also participated in an Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) committee meeting on the updating of IES LEM-3 Guidelines for Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial and Institutional Spaces.

When he’s not immersed in all things energy, Mike gives back to the community in many ways. Once a month he takes a seat behind a big panel truck and picks up furniture and clothing donations for Joseph’s Coat, an organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency. Every Thursday he picks up extra baked goods donated by Panera Bread and delivers them to the HEART Food Pantry. Mike also volunteers annually with the Bill Glass Behind the Walls organization, working with prison inmates to encourage positive life changes.

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