Mr. Holesek is widely viewed as an environmental and operational efficiency expert by leaders in the commercial, industrial and institutional arenas. His indefatigable pursuit of efficiencies on behalf of his clients led Mr. Holesek to co-found Green Way Solutions, GWS Energy and Priority Cool® Refrigerants, LLC. These companies are in the vanguard as manufacturers and global distributors of environmentally friendly, energy saving technologies. As CEO of these entities and as a recognized leader in mechanical engineering for more than four decades, Holesek is bringing together cost saving solutions that are environmentally beneficial—concepts many believed were mutually exclusive.
Mr. Holesek owns and manages Apollo HVAC Corp., a significant regional business in New York that employs more than 100 skilled workers in the field of mechanical engineering. As president of the organization he founded in 1972, Mr. Holesek has managed to maintain the very spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship befitting the most nimble of startup enterprises. In an effort to enhance service offerings to Apollo’s clientele of industry leaders in commercial real estate, Mr. Holesek founded Advanced Control Solutions, Inc. in 2004. Today, Advanced Control Solutions is a recognized industry leader in specialized controls and building automation.
Together, the entities Mr. Holesek manages and controls design, build, service and maintain the HVAC and Building Automation Systems in more than 10 million square feet of commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in the greater New York metropolitan region— the most sought after and valuable real estate market in the world.
Mr. Holesek is a Commercial Instrument Rated pilot and uses his airplane for business, pleasure and charity work. He has flown, as a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, numerous missions for children and adults needing medical help and organ transplants. He also serves as a volunteer Pilot for ARF and Pilots ‘N’Paws performing animal rescue missions throughout the Eastern part of the US.
As noted above, Mr. Holesek has long been recognized as a leader in both his field of expertise and the community. Below is a partial list of his accolades and accomplishments.
Whereas many executives in the financial world are content, if not confined by the nature of their expertise, Mr. Galante developed a keen entrepreneurial eye for investment opportunities. It was this skill that led him to found Green Way Solutions and Priority Cool® Refrigerants in 2010 and partner with Rudy Holesek, the owner and president of one of the premier mechanical engineering firms in the New York market.
This partnership yielded companies already demonstrating leadership and scale in the ever-expanding Natural Refrigerants and Hydronic Solutions sectors. These multi-billion dollar growth industries represent significant opportunity for the solutions Mr. Galante has crafted through the auspices of Green Way and Priority Cool®.
The heart of any successful entrepreneurial endeavor is finance. Unearthing funding sources, deploying capital and crafting and managing growth plans are the areas of finance in which Frank Galante has demonstrated considerable expertise throughout his career.
As a senior executive in the insurance industry, including marquee firms such as Principal Financial, Guardian Financial and United States Life Insurance, Mr. Galante developed a substantial portfolio and became a trusted advisor to wealthy clients. This experience allowed Mr. Galante to leverage his knowledge and relationships into a successful career in financing real estate investments across the country.
Mr. Galante’s journey in financing major real estate transactions led him to even more innovating financing opportunities, including mining operations in Argentina and Europe as well as domestic operations here in the United States.
Throughout his career, Mr. Galante has held senior executive positions in major firms, some of which he founded or co-founded. He credits his ability to select and nurture both talent and opportunities as the foundation of his successful track record in providing the greatest return possible for investors. From recognizing opportunity, developing a financial plan and managing the growth process, Mr. Galante has demonstrated the unique ability both to develop startup companies with the professionalism of a Fortune 500 company and run major investments with the dexterity of an entrepreneur.