TRACY K. PRICE (Producer) has, throughout his life, always been drawn to movies. Growing up, he looked up to such screen stars as Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Mr. Price's passion for film has led him to venture into producing, as an executive producer of Cyrus Nowrasteh's award-winning The Stoning of Soraya M. Mr. Price's friendship with Mr. Nowrasteh has in turn led to a partnership with Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, and together making The Young Messiah.
Mr. Price has more than 25 years of experience in technical service, energy efficiency, and business management; he has become a driving force in revolutionizing the building services industry. In the change-resistant building trades ecosystem, his vision to incorporate revolutionary technology and process standards has resulted in growth and successful investor exits at every company he has led.
A native of Orange County, California and graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BA in Economics, he began his career at Honeywell. He purchased a half interest in Mesa Energy Systems, which he grew to the largest non-union mechanical service company in California. In 1996, he implemented leading-edge work order management software and wireless mobile tools developed by FieldCentrix Inc., a software company he co-founded. This risk paid off when he sold Mesa to EMCOR Group in 1998. His innovative use of wireless technology earned Mesa the world's first ISO 9001 certification for paperless workflow management with field service technicians. After selling Mesa, he brought his domain expertise and leadership abilities to the venture capital-backed FieldCentrix as President and CEO. He sold the company to Enron shortly before its implosion and led a management buyout of the assets in conjunction with a private equity group in December 2003. With Mr. Price as Chairman, CEO, and President, the company was launched as The Linc Group (TLG) and over the next seven years became the leading independent provider of facility infrastructure operations and energy retrofits in the U.S.; it experienced record year-over-year growth and employed more than 4,000 people with operations in 45 states and 30 countries.
Mr. Price's dedication to quality and technology was recognized by Microsoft, who awarded the company its top customer honor, the Overall Customer Achievement Award, in 2009; as well as the Pinnacle Excellence Award for Technology Evangelism in 2007, and, he received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008.
In December 2010, TLG agreed to be acquired by ABM Industries. ABM combined TLG with its existing engineering services division to create a $1 billion-revenue, 8,000-employee Facilities Solutions Division. Mr. Price was named President of the new unit (ABM Building & Energy Solutions) as well as Executive Vice President of ABM Industries. Within six months he was tasked by ABM's CEO Henrik Slipsager to rebrand the 100-plus-year-old company to signify the new vision, positioning, and strategies that he helped develop with the ABM executive team. Mr. Price was given additional ABM corporate responsibilities, including Marketing, Sales, and Learning & Quality. In the fall of 2015, closed on a transaction to spin out the software platform he built internally at ABM. He is currently CEO and Chairman of the newco he founded called QMerit.
In addition to his BA, Mr. Price holds C-10 and C-20 Mechanical and Electrical contracting licenses and has been published by The Conference Board on the topic of Human Capital Analytics.