Our Mission & Values


At Benchmark Automation & Controls, our mission is to be the preferred provider of high-performance building automation and controls solutions and focus on delivering exceptional customer service.

We value our employees, our customers and our environment. Our commitment to excellence and safety starts with our Leadership Team and extends to every employee and in every aspect of our business.



Our Leadership Team

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    Carmine Mistichelli

    Chief Operating Officer/Partner, Fidelity Mechanical Services & Building Automation System

    Carmine Mistichelli is the Chief Operating Officer/Partner of Fidelity Mechanical Services & Building Automation Systems, a Fidelity Engineering, LLC company based in Sparks, Maryland. Carmine joined the organization in 1997 as a field employee, learning the fundamentals of Fidelity as well as the HVAC industry. His experience in the field spans more than 20 years.

    In his current role at Fidelity, Carmine oversees day-to-day business operations, provides short- and long-term strategic planning and manages business development opportunities by working with investors, developers, owners and management companies of various sizes and complexities.

    Carmine’s ingenuity in business and commitment to providing Fidelity customers with Proactive, World-Class Service has secured the organization as a leader in the HVAC and mechanical services industries. His business acumen and management skills have contributed to the company’s growth, which now has a presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, with remote locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Ashburn, Virginia.

    In addition to his work, Carmine is an avid philanthropist. He was the 2017 recipient of the Salvation Army of Central Maryland’s Community Commitment Award for his dedication to central Maryland. He is also a donor at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and served on the Board of Directors at the United Way of Central Maryland.

    Carmine graduated Cum Laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. In 2017, he earned a Certificate of Professional Development in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Carmine’s greatest achievements in life include building a family with his wife and being a father to his two young sons. He and his family reside in Glen Arm, Maryland.

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    Mike Tereo

    Controls Service Manager

    Mike Tereo serves as the Controls Service Manager for Benchmark Automation and Controls, a Fidelity Engineering Corporation company. In this role, Mike manages day-to-day operations, provides support to the Business Development team, oversees engineering projects and conducts training sessions with Benchmark technicians and customers.

    Mike has been a member of the Fidelity family for nearly 30 years and has over 35 years of industry experience. Prior to Benchmark, Mike proudly served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He and his family reside in Harford County, Maryland.

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    Brian Smedley

    Business Development/Energy Consultant

    As a Business Development/Energy Consultant for Benchmark Automation and Controls, a Fidelity Engineering Corporation Company, Brian’s primary focus is on assisting clients find solutions to their building energy needs. This includes designing and implementing systems to reduce energy consumption, while maintaining comfort levels in buildings, as well as systems that provide a proactive and non-disruptive approach to building maintenance.

    A part of the Fidelity family for over 20 years, Brian first served on the Business Development/HVAC team at Fidelity Mechanical Services, a partner company of Fidelity Engineering Corporation. He is a graduate of York Technical Institute, where he completed the HVAC program.

    A proud father of one, Brian resides in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

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