Lancaster Town Administrator Orlando Pacheco is Haverhill’s new purchasing agent.
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced Tuesday Pacheco will also serve as energy manager for the city—a position that is partially funded by a state grant.
According to a press release from Mayor Fiorentini, Pacheco made Lancaster a statewide leader in energy innovation, and pioneered the use of solar power to lower his town’s energy bills. He has been the author of municipal articles on the use of solar energy and has been asked to speak numerous times before municipal groups on the best ways to lower municipal utility bills.
Mayor Fiorentini stated, “Orlando Pacheco is recognized state wide as a leader in the field of municipal energy. In Haverhill, our energy bills run in the millions of dollars. Filling this field, of energy manager, and combining it with the purchasing office, will allow us to take yet another step to make government more efficient.”
Prior to Lancaster, Mr. Pacheco was the Mayor’s Aide in Amesbury. Haverhill previous purchasing agent was Robert J. DeFusco.