Greg Candelieri, Program Specialist II in CMC’s Cranbury, NJ location, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Pennsauken, NJ. He is proud of his Italian and Japanese heritage. Greg graduated from Rutgers University-Camden in 2010 with a degree in Marketing. He is a gifted pianist and is learning how to play the guitar after being given one by his fiancée. Greg also enjoys playing team sports as well as watching and rooting for Philly sports teams.
Prior to joining CMC, what did you know of energy efficiency or the industry?
Greg: I didn’t know much about energy efficiency before joining CMC. I knew about the utility providers in our area and that is about it.
What made you join CMC?
G: I joined CMC in 2010 as a temporary employee. It is kind of a unique story because my dad was working for a temp agency at the time and they had an opening in Cranbury, NJ. He didn’t want the job so he asked me if I was interested. I just graduated college a couple months ago and was just laid off from a job at a law firm. Cranbury was far from Pennsauken but I decided to take the shot and the rest is history.
What do you like about the work that you do at CMC?
G: Working in NJ Comfort Partners is not always easy but it is rewarding. I work with a great team and some of us have been together since the very beginning. We help a lot of people in need and many people thank us for our efforts. CMC has grown so much in the time that I have been here and it is inspiring to see that.
What do you do for fun?
G: Traveling, working out, watching tv/sports, and enjoying different cuisines. When I travel to different places, I really like to learn the history and culture of the destination. I think you get a deeper appreciation of it.
Do you have any hidden talents or interests?
G: Playing the piano.
Besides work, how are you keeping busy during our “stay at home” period?
G: Getting some projects done around the house, catching up on movies, and just spending time with family. I am very thankful for all the essential employees who couldn’t stay at home and continued to keep our lives moving.