Steve MelinkSteve Melink is a national clean energy expert with three decades of successful experience as founder and CEO of Melink Corporation. He also is author of the book CEO Power & Light: Transcendent Leadership For A Sustainable World.

In his new book, Steve makes a compelling case that sustainability and clean energy are natural extensions of integrity-based principles and values. Moreover, long-term investments in these areas will excite our top and bottom lines, as well as improve our national and global economy, security and environment.

Steve says he had one goal in writing CEO Power & Light – inspire chief executive officers to embrace sustainability for its strategic value. Pure and simple. He believes that those who do will compete more successfully and make the world a better place at the same time

The book’s primary audience is fellow CEOs, industry leaders and MBAs because they have the influence and resources to make clean energy a top priority in their firms. Cumulatively, they can empower the private sector to succeed where government has failed. The resulting clean energy revolution will transform the United States and world.



The 236-page CEO Power & Light has earned strong reviews. Among them:


“Most of the world’s progress on sustainability will be driven by decisions made in the boardroom, and so engaging and inspiring CEOs is critical,” says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Steve’s book does this. CEOs leveraging their full range of leadership abilities will drive a global pivot to more sustainably informed decision-making that will benefit us all.”

“Doing well by doing good has been nothing short of transformative for our company. The world needs more transcendent leaders,” says Daniel Hendrix, CEO and chairman of Interface, Inc. “Thank you to Steve for shining the light on this overlooked area of corporate leadership.”

And the Rev. Michael J. Graham, president of Xavier University, says: “Steve Melink, an example of truly transcendent leadership himself, tells us in CEO Power and Light why such leadership is crucial to a sustainable future for humanity and for the environment. This is exactly the kind of leadership Pope Francis has recently called for in his encyclical, Laudato Si’.”

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In addition to being a CEO and author, Steve is a sought-after speaker and participant in national energy discussions. He has been called upon several times to meet with members of the White House staff, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Commerce about energy policy. Steve also testifies before government committees on issues related to energy.

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About Steve Melink


Steve Melink is the founder, owner and president of Melink Corporation, a provider of HVAC commissioning services, energy-saving kitchen ventilation controls, solar PV systems and geothermal HVAC for the commercial building industry since 1987. Customers include national restaurant, retail, supermarket and hotel chains, as well as schools, hospitals, and federal, state and local governments.

Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and holds a BSME degree from Vanderbilt and MBA from Duke University. He is past president of the U.S. Green Building Council – Cincinnati Chapter; board member of Ohio Advanced Energy Economy; and former board member of Green Umbrella and Green Energy Ohio. He is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; and Association of Energy Engineers.

Melink Corporation’s headquarters in Cincinnati is the first LEED-Gold New Construction and LEED-Platinum Existing Building Certified office building in Ohio. It is also Energy Star certified with a rating of 99 out of 100. In 2010, the Association of Energy Engineers awarded our building the Renewable Energy Project of the Year. Our headquarters is one of the first existing buildings in the U.S. to become Net-Zero Energy.

View Steve’s award video for the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year