Craig has over thirty years of diverse electric power industry experience including principal or executive roles in transactions including the development and acquisitions of over thirty power projects in more than a dozen countries utilizing fossil fuels and a complete range of renewable fuels.
Americas Energy Services | Senior Vice President | Craig has been Senior VP since 2011 and leads the company’s project acquisition and development efforts in Central and South America focusing on origination, project management and finance.
Renewable Energy Power & Technology Assets Fund | Fund Director| During this period he originated and managed several renewable power project acquisition transactions in Latin America, Caribbean and the US with an invested equity of $320M
RES-Americas Inc. | Adviser| Provided advisory services for this major North America wind power developer, Co-managed the establishment and operation of its Midwest business unit and project development.
Broad Street Resources | Managing Principal & Co-Founder| Specializing in power project acquisitions and development with an emphasis on renewable power generation. During this period the company provided lead role services in transactions valued in excess of $700M.
Tool and Die Journeyman (5-Year Apprenticeship) | Moraine Park Technical College
Ongoing Training from Rockhurst University, Lorman Education Service, SkillPath Seminars, Lewellyn Technology
Americas Energy Services | Director of Development | Working on the expansion and assembly of a team of highly qualified professionals to provide a long list of services to customers in most of the energy fields.
North American Hydro/Eagle Creek Renewable Energy | Project Manager | Managed fish passage design/construction, electrical and mechanical upgrades and repairs, mission-critical repairs, civil construction, underwater construction and repairs:
Assistant Manager for Compliance, Regulatory, Maintenance and Operations and Safety Coordinator (2006 -2007)
Central Region Manager(2005 – 2006)
Assistant Plant Operations Manager (2003 – 2005)
MGS MFG. Group | Apprentice| Completed Tool and Die Apprenticeship and worked on various types and sizes of machinery building plastic injection molds for a number of different industries.
Adron Tool Corporation | Technician| Setup and operated Wire EDM Machines along with high precision inspection equipment.
Kerry McCalmanVice President of Government Services
Education & Expertise
B.S. | Engineering, Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude)
29 Years of Experience in Federal Hydropower
Americas Energy Services | VP of Government Services
Bureau of Reclamation | Senior Adviser for Hydropower | Commissioner’s hydropower adviser and leading Reclamation’s overall renewable energy programs streamlining renewable energy licensing and development, government contracting, and power development.
Bureau of Reclamation | Bureau Power Manager | Overseeing BOR’s hydroelectric and renewable energy power programs in the 17 western states.
Bureau of Reclamation | Regional Power Manager| Leading and managing the power programs for BOR in the Great Plains and Upper Colorado Regions.
Bureau of Reclamation | Operations and Maintenance Manager| Overseeing the operations and maintenance of hydroelectric and associated facilities on the Snake River, Colorado-Big Thompson Rivers and Frying Pan Arkansas Rivers.
Corps of Engineers | Hydropower Program Manager| Leading and managing the overall power program for the Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District.
Steven H. ArnoldSenior Advisor - Licensing & Compliance
Education & Expertise
Michigan Technological University | M.S. Biological Sciences
University of Michigan | B.S. Natural Resources
Northland College | B.A. Biology (Cum Laude)
Americas Energy Services | Senior Advisor – Licensing & Compliance | As Senior Advisor, Steve specializes in fisheries, environmental science, and natural resource assessment. He also provides federal, state, and local regulatory and compliance services for all our clients.
HDR | Professional Associate – Senior Scientist | FERC Hydropower Licensing and Compliance services. Provided client-focused services with the goal of preserving generating capacity, peaking and/or operational flexibility, with cost effective compliance measures.
Michigan Technological University/University of WI – Green Bay | Research Associate | Performed fisheries research in Lake Superior and water quality studies in Green Bay.
University of Michigan/Great Lakes Research Division | Lab Technician | Collection, sorting, and identification of larval and juvenile fish as part of an impingement and entrainment impact assessment of two Lake Michigan power plants.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources | Technician | Performed electrofishing surveys, commercial fishery monitoring, aquatic invertabrate studies, and a fish parasite study in Lake Superior and tributary rivers.
Daniel L. Purzycki, P.E.Vice President of Engineering
Education & Expertise
University of Wisconsin – Madison | Engineering & Business Courses
Wayne State University | Graduate Courses – Industrial Management
Eastern Michigan University | Graduate Courses – Business Management
Gannon University | B.S. Electrical Engineering
Professional Engineer | Wisconsin
Americas Energy Services | Vice President of Engineering | As VP of Engineering, Dan specializes in electrical engineering, control systems, protection, fluid power, project management, and asset analysis for all our clients.
Alstom Power, Inc./Alstom Renewable US LLC/GE | Director of Controls & Governors | Alstom Power acquired the assets of North American Phoenix.
North American Phoenix Energy Services, Inc. | President and Co-Owner | Business formed thru merger of North American Hydro and Phoenix Power Control.
North American Hydro | Vice President of Engineering & Co-Owner | Responsible for growing & developing power and control engineering business.
David B. CullumSenior Director Project Development
Education & Expertise
Elmhurst College | BA History & English
45+ Total years of Experience in Specialized Geotechnical & Civil Construction
20+ Years of Experience of Specialized Repair Techniques Solving Critical Problems in the Energy, Paper, Railroad, & Marine Industries
ASCE Affiliated Member
Association of Dam Safety Officials Member
American Concrete Institute Member
Midwest Hydro Users Group Member
Americas Energy Services | Sr. Director Project Development |
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. | Senior Business Development Manager | Acquisition of clients and projects for the Specialty Division and other divisions within the Brennan organization, including nurturing the existing client base while assisting in their operations needs.
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. | Division Manager Specialty Division | Initiated and oversaw growth of the Specialty Division within Brennan including overall Division Management.
The Prepakt Concrete Company (Subsidiary of Intrusion Prepakt, Inc.) | District Manager Chicago & Houston| Overall oversight and management of operations in fourteen states including Managing District Representative activities.
The Prepakt Concrete Company (Subsidiary of Intrusion Prepakt, Inc.) | District Manager| Overall oversight of the District with duties as delineated above.
The Prepakt Concrete Company (Subsidiary of Intrusion Prepakt, Inc.) | District Representative| Business development activities including site visits on projects prior to bidding; preparation of estimates, offering bids, and negotiating projects from $5K to $1M in value, project management from scheduling to invoicing.
Numerous Business Courses in Finance, Business Analysis, Planning
Past Board of Director for the National Hydropower Association and member of the CEO Council of the National Hydro Power Association
Americas Energy Services | Director – Southeast Development
The Southern Company | Hydro General Manager (retired)| Provided leadership for all Hydro assets in Alabama and Georgia, including operations, maintenance, project management, reservoir management, re-licensing, license compliance and dam safety.
Southern Company Hydro | Manager Hydro Services| Managed all aspects of engineering services in Alabama and Georgia
Georgia Power Company | Hydro Manager| Responsible for all operations and maintenance, compliance, labor for the Chattahoochee River Plants
Alabama Power | Hydro Superintendent| Managed daily operations and maintenance
Alabama Power Company | Major Projects Engineering| Construction Engineer for fossil, hydro and nuclear projects.
40 years of experience in the utility industry
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Cristhian EscobarCentral America and Mexico
Education & Expertise
University of San Carlos | BS in Electrical Engineering
Mexico | MBA with Emphasis in Energy and Economic Development
Courses in Electric Utility Planning, Evaluation and Development of Energy Production Technologies, Management, Business Administration, Contract Negotiations, Project Management and others in INCAE, ICH.
Americas Energy Services | Central America and Mexico
BFL Private Limited S.A. | General Manager for Latino-america and Legal Representative | Develop and implementation of Branch Office and Market Business Plan for Latino-america. Operations/Sales over the Region.
AGER – FERCCA | Executive Director | Association of Private Generators of Renewable Energy in Guatemala and Central America | Promotion of Investment and Sustainable Development of the Power Sector Through the Renewable Sources of Energy.
Jorge ManriqueVice President of International Development
B.S. Mechanical Engineering | UCBerkeley
M.S. Resource Economics | San Francisco University
Courses in Electric Utility Planning, Evaluation and Development of Energy Production technologies, Management, Business Administration, Contract Negotiations, Project Management, and others at PG&E’s University
Americas Energy Services | VP of International Development
Hidroelectrica Santa Rita, SA | General Manager and Legal Representative
Energia Del Futuro, SA | Cofounder and General Manager| Development of renewable energy projects
Sistemas Ecologicos, SA | Founder and President| Provide expert consulting to public and private entities in the areas of energy policy, contract negotiations, evaluation and development of renewable energy projects in Latin America.
Hidro Xacbal, SA | Cofounder and General Manager | Designed the Xacbal Project and managed its development.
Hydrowest International, LLC | Director of International Development| Identified and developed renewable energy in Mexico and other Latin American countries
Paul GatzemeierVice President of Northwest Development
Education & Expertise
Advanced Management Program | Harvard Business School
Executive Program | Stanford Graduate School of Business
Graduate Studies in Organizational Development | Fielding Institute
B.S. Engineering | Montana State University
Numerous management, executive and board development courses/seminars
Americas Energy Services | VP of Northwest Development
WyoBen | Small Business Owner and Independent Director| As a small business owner, he and his wife own an executive services company, through which he provides advisory services including due diligence, strategic planning, economic and financial evaluation, project development, construction management and acquisition
Bicent Power LLC | Senior Managing Director| Researched, analyzed and advised Chairman on potential acquisition opportunities in the independent power generation sector.
Centennial Energy Resources LLC | President and CEO| Developed and executed strategy for a new division focused on independent power generation. Within five years developed or acquired 1370 MW of domestic and international generation project, both fossil fuels and renewables.
BS Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee
Executive Development Program, Vanderbilt University
Past Member & Chair of EUCG’s Hydroelectric Productivity Committee, Past IEEE Power Engineering Society
Americas Energy Services, LLC
Senior Project Manager | Providing strategic advice on plant operations and maintenance. Offering Research and Development, Management Support, Technical Advice, Due Diligence Support, Benchmarking, Cost and Operational Assessments, Process Development
Signal Hydropower Consultants, LLC
President and Consultant | Providing Professional Services.
Contributed to the development of the National Hydropower Association’s Operational Excellence Program and continues to provide technical support provided technical support in the areas of hydropower plant operations and maintenance to two Federal government research organizations and utilities as requested. Provided support to the Electric Utility Cost Group’s Hydroelectric Productivity Committee.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Project Manager – Hydro, River Operations
Provided operational support to hydro plant staffs and managing special projects.
Plant Management – Directed the operations and maintenance of two hydropower multi-plant groups
Electrical Engineer – Power Plant Equipment – Prime responsibilities were hydro generator rewind program and maintenance of large electrical equipment
Summary • Problem Solver – work with my team on how to solve issues • Multi Task – Intensity of Accounting I have to multi task to accomplish deadlines • Accept Challenges – I welcome and thrive on new challenges; I do not like to be bored • Projects – along with new challenges I succeed at accomplishing projects • Customer Service Skills – my position enables me to work with customers, team members, and vendors serving with exceptional customer service skills • Efficient/Continuous Improvement – look for ways to make work flow more efficient • Team Player – offering assistance where ever possible • Strong Excel Skills – Pivot Table and Vlookup
Americas Energy Services December 2017 – Present Accounting Manager – Managing all aspects of accounting including accounts payable, receivable, financial reporting, payroll, and budget review. In addition to accounting I am responsible for marketing and promotions.
Wabash National September 2004 – December 2017 Financial Analyst Cost Accounting Quote to Actual cost analysis Financial statement reporting and analysis Process and procedure specialist Sarbanes Oxley internal processes and audits Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Previously Brenner Tank Walker Group – Wabash acquired May 2012
Alta Resources February 2001- February 2004 Accounting Coordinator Payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable Account and bank reconciliation, month end reporting
Cost Cutters February 1995 – February 2001 Inventory Controller (2000-2001) Receptionist (1995-2001)
Education University of Phoenix Bachelor’s Degree, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, 2009 – 2011
Moraine Park Technical College Associate’s Degree, Accounting, 1998 – 2002
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Lusenii WatsonDirector of Solar Development
EDUCATION & EXPERTISE
Master Business Administration, Shorter University Atlanta, GA
BSc Engineering, emphasis Electrical Engineering, Clark Atlanta University
Member, Georgia Solar Energy Association
Member, Douglas County Chambers of Commerce
Graduate, Leadership Douglas Training Program
Certified Energy Manager – Association of Energy Engineers
Americas Energy Services, LLC
Director of Solar Development | providing strategic advice on solar development. Offering research, management support, and goal achievement.
City of Atlanta Sustainability Department
SolSmart Advisor | Directly supported the organization to achieve solar goals and reduce costs in compliance with SolSmart criteria. Dealt with solar permitting/ inspections, planning, zoning, construction codes, and solar rights. Engaged with technical teams, and the community, including leadership of program outreach sessions across Atlanta. Monitored key metrics to ensure the achievement of all project milestones, and delivered accurate cost analysis on solar energy utilized in the development of a new City of Atlanta facility. Oversaw market development and finance activities.
Georgia Power Company
Senior Renewable Development Project Manager | Directed the end-to-end delivery of a portfolio of advanced solar initiatives across the Georgia region. Exercised robust budget management and control. Worked closely with corporate / regional cross-functional teams, solar developers, clients and key stakeholders. Applied vast energy supply expertise to conduct site testing activities and effectively manage third party supplier relationships. Delivered projects by deadline and within budgetary requirements by coordinating communication, scheduling, and project execution.