I have a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University (1980), am a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Nevada and am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute. The majority of my experience is in the oil and gas, geothermal, and gas-turbine power industries, with a focus on geothermal power. Over my career I have developed a strong synergy of technical and managerial skills, knowledge, and real-world experience by working directly for many of the largest global power project developers such as Chevron, CalEnergy, Calpine, Advanced Power Projects and Gradient Resources.
I have held diverse technical and engineering roles such as drilling, production, and reservoir engineer, drilling supervisor on land and offshore rigs, power plant operations engineer, and senior positions such as senior vice president (engineering and construction) and Chief Technical Officer (CTO). I have also held managerial level positions from plant manager up to and including Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) in both US and international locations for major power project developers. I have held the senior managerial position at many of the largest geothermal projects in the U.S., including Coso (CalEnergy), Imperial Valley (CalEnergy), and The Geysers (Calpine). Some of my experience has allowed me to take lead technical and managerial positions for international projects within Indonesia, the Philippines, and Kuwait.