Gerald (Gary)Elliott, Executive Consultant & President
Twenty seven years experience in the energy generation field and a leading expert in the development of energy projects. Experienced in applying energy conversion technologies utilizing renewable energy sources, especially biomass. Technical responsibility as Principal Engineer, specializing in consulting projects for utilities, developers, financial institutions, businesses, and governmental organizations. Functional responsibility is to lead the marketing and business development arm of IAE. This includes development of and coordination of the transfer of proprietary technologies, including drying, gasification and other energy conversion technologies, from companies supplying the technologies to licensees and users. Considerable expertise in biomass and other specialty fuel applications such as gasification evaluation and design, biomass drying applications and evaluations, EPC contract negotiations, and power plant design and operations.
Matt Gedney MBA,Contracts Administrator
Develops renewable energy projects and provides consulting, marketing and procurement services including representation and advocacy on behalf of clients with government agencies and independent sanctioning entities. Provides corporate clients with green and renewable energy program development and management services. Sells and markets Green Certificates derived from electricity produced by biomass facilities. Experience in high-tech manufacturing industries and research and development administration. Has worked extensively with government agencies and non-profit organizations on environmental and energy issues. Worked at the Georgia legislature and served in various professional and volunteer roles with the Georgia Environmental Council and the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club.
Charles Humphrey, Principal Engineer & Partner
Mechanical engineer with twenty years of experience in the engineering, design, manufacture, and project management of process equipment in the pulp and paper, steel, cement, and chemical industries. Extensive experience in engineering and project management of supply only and complete turnkey installations of air pollution control equipment, heat exchangers, and materials handling systems. Experience includes design, marketing, cost estimation, and firm price proposals complete with guarantees and warranties for performance; managing the design, manufacture, and installation of air pollution control equipment and developing operations and maintenance manuals.
Carl Linderoth, Principal Engineer
Power Generation Systems:
Primary responsibilities include providing technical expertise and judgment in alternative energy systems including equipment, I&C, plant cycles and start-up services. Supervised the installation, integration and commercial operation of biomass fuel drying systems in many different applications throughout North America including power generation for a 35 MW equivalent pulp and paper application.
Managed the installation and start-up of turnkey systems and trained plant personnel in the operation and maintenance of power generation systems. Led the design of unique applications for biomass drying systems including co-firing with fossil fuels, sludge drying for fuel purposes and 100% suspension firing to replace oil. Supervised engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) personnel, provided manufacturing startup expertise; and, tuning of retrofit gasifier and combustion systems for energy clients.
Bill Markert, Manager Engineering
Currently responsible for managing the conceptual and detail design activities of power projects and systems at IAE. Also performs cost estimates and works directly with clients. At present, directing multiple alternative energy projects utilizing the conversion of woody biomass to gas or steam. Background includes machine design, manufacturing oversight and documentation. Bill holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology
Don Short, Principal Engineer & Partner
Thirty-two years in the field of electric power generation. This includes the responsibility for coordinating the procurement and installation of mechanical equipment; and, directing engineers and designers. Experience includes technical and economic evaluations, cost estimates, budgets, schedules, procurement, installation, start up, testing, operation, and maintenance of projects and systems. In addition, made technical evaluations and decisions required to meet the clean water National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance for all power generating plants operated by a major southeast utility and for calculating the air emission for dozens of power facilities.
David V. Tennant PE, PMP, MBA, Executive Consultant
Development & Applications:
Twenty-five years in the energy generation field as an experienced Executive with a successful track record in engineering, operations, marketing, management, planning, process improvement, and consulting. Directed projects worth over $3.5 billion in engineering, manufacturing and power generation. International experience includes projects in Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean basin, Germany and Finland. Managed staff up to 130 with full P/L responsibility.