Meet the Team

Introducing Our Management Staff

Bruce Matulich

CEO & Executive Director

Bruce Matulich joined the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) in 2003 as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, responsible for the Association’s overall operational management and strategic positioning. Bruce is also the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the EGIA Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the benefits the public receives from the home services industry through education, research and the development of the next generation of qualified workers. Under Bruce’s leadership, EGIA’s contractor organization has evolved into one of the largest and fastest-growing in the country. He’s been instrumental in transforming EGIA into a leading contractor education and training organization, all while representing the Association in key state and national industry forums and leading the design and implementation of EGIA’s utility and public sector programs.

Bruce is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in association management, utility operations and emerging technology marketing. He has served as: Executive Vice President at MainStreet Networks, an energy services company delivering automatic meter reading (AMR), online energy management & control and customized e-services to utilities energy services throughout North America; Chief Operating Officer for Energy Innovation Group, an energy services company delivering integrated energy efficiency solutions to local government and community based organizations; Marketing Director at CellNet Data Systems, a provider of wireless data communications, control and automation applications for the energy industry; and Director, Energy Efficiency Services at Pacific Gas & Electric, responsible for managing the utility residential, commercial and institutional energy efficiency and demand response programs.

Bruce holds degrees in Business Administration/Marketing and Industrial Technology from San Jose State University.

Eric Howarth

Vice President of Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Eric is responsible for developing and executing EGIA’s overall contractor services strategy. Additionally, Eric is the architect of EGIA’s GEOSmart Financing Clearinghouse.

Recognized as one of the preeminent thought leaders for consumer financing programs within the contracting industry, Eric routinely speaks at many of the major contractor events throughout the country and works closely with several of the largest equipment manufacturers and distributors to introduce financing programs and best practices to their dealer networks. With nearly two decades of experience training contractors on how to successfully integrate financing into their sales process, Eric also consults with many of the leading financial institutions to help them tailor their programs to better meet the needs of contractors nationwide.

Prior to joining EGIA, Eric held senior management positions in sales, marketing, and product development for a national big box retail chain.

Joe Calabrese

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Calabrese is EGIA’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing all of EGIA’s financial and accounting practices. Joe is responsible for preparing all final budgets and reports as well as directing EGIA’s financial strategy to ensure long-term organizational success and sustainability.

Eddie Javaid

Chief Technology Officer

Eddie is EGIA’s CTO, and is responsible for the overall management of EGIAs Information Technology. Eddie has over 25 years of experience as a senior level information technology leader. He has led a number of major technology development programs for various fast paced Global Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, Sony, and General Electric. Eddie has extensive experience creating Global Enterprise Applications, Oracle ERP, SAAS cloud based applications and building high availability systems. Prior to joining EGIA, Eddie held a Senior IT Management position at Sony PlayStation. Eddie is a graduate of the University of London (England) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Brighton (England).

Becky Howarth

Senior Director of Operations

Becky manages EGIA administered energy efficiency and water conservation programs sponsored by electric & gas utilities, water agencies and municipalities. She has extensive experience developing and delivering rebate programs including design, materials, and process flow. Becky is responsible for overall client satisfaction and program success and is tasked with ensuring the delivery of excellent customer service, building strong long-term business relationships and achieving program sponsor goals while operating within the programs overall budget.

Jeff Matulich

Senior Director of Marketing

As Senior Director of Marketing, Jeff is responsible for identifying, developing and evaluating EGIA’s marketing activities to ensure maximum awareness of EGIA and its various contractor, homeowner, partner, utility and government programs. In addition, Jeff is also responsible for directing and overseeing EGIA’s corporate brand identity. Prior to EGIA, Jeff worked at Liquid Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s leading brand marketing agencies, where he managed high-level marketing and branding initiatives for clients such as Intel, Logitech, LSI, Adidas and Visa. Jeff graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration.

Erin McCollum

Director of Utility & Government Programs

Erin McCollum is the Director of Utility & Government Programs at EGIA. As Director, the execution and development of government, utility, and public sector programs which promote private sector adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy best practices.

Prior to Erin’s current role, she led initiatives that supported contractor, manufacturer, and distributor development as the Director of Contractor Services at EGIA. Additionally, Erin managed the recruitment and enrollment for a variety of private and public sector programs.

She joined EGIA from ACI (Affordable Comfort Inc.) where, as the Program Director, she provided strategic direction of programming educational content for contractors, program implementers, academics, and government officials involved in residential resource efficiency.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kent State University.