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 Expert  729209

Expert in Energy, Utilities and Engineering Based Businesses: Strategy, Operations & Systems; Energy Markets


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Expert is a consultant and management expert in the utilities, energy, engineering and automation sectors. He has managed large national and international organizations (utilities, energy service and engineering companies and divisions) in Europe and Asia and has developed and delivered major projects for industrial, utility, commercial and government clients in the areas of fossil, renewable and alternative (distributed) power generation, (power) transmission and distribution, district energies (heating, cooling), industrial electrification, automation, contract maintenance and asset management, industrial energy efficiency and carbon footprint mitigation. He has led or participated in numerous acquisitions of companies or assets and has led new market entry efforts in China, India and SE Asia. He is further an expert in utility and engineering operations, including Lean Engineering and Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and Six Sigma (black belt) and Total Productive Maintenance. His current interests are i) in the market-driven transformation of the electric power system through distributed, renewable generation and storage, transmission "superhighways" and smart grid technology and services and ii) industrial (heavy energy users) and transport energy efficiency (electric vehicle infrastructure and management) and carbon footprint mitigation. His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations and energy efficient processes and supply chains. Clients include technology and service providers, utilities, engineering and industrial companies and government bodies. Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK Expert has considerable experience in designing and delivering large energy efficiency /CO2 mitigation projects for both utility and industrial environments, including i) power: demand side management, demand response and load management and ii) energy performance contracting for industrial and complex facilities (hospitals, data centers and server farms, campuses, large shopping malls): on-site power generation, fuel switching (biomass) and waste-2-energy, energy management systems, energy efficiency industrial process retrofits (paper, steel, cement etc). He has also led projects to aggregate industrial loads for participation in capacity markets (balancing energy, demand response) and to integrate renewable generation into pwer markets. Through his participation in industrial associations and advisory groups he has provided analysis and advice to different levels of government on power and CO2 market design

His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards supporting energy efficiency and power management service service providiers in the development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations, processes and supply chains. Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

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Asia-Pacific market

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business analysis

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business case

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business development

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business intelligence

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business operations

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business plan

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business process management

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business process re-engineering

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business strategy

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business system design

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business valuation

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case strategy

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cost-benefit analysis

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electric power system

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electric power transmission

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electric power utility

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electricity market restructuring

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energy economics

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energy industry behavior

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energy market analysis

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energy market development

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European market research

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gap analysis

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globalization

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international contract negotiation

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international organization

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organization strategy

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supply chain management

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international investment

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conservation of energy

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electricity demand-side management

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electricity price

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energy consumption

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energy efficiency

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energy management

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energy system

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energy-efficient process

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facility management

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industrial automation

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industrial utility system

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peak shaving

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project execution planning

Expert' experince in biomass and waste-2-energy comes from having built one of the large biomass / waste-2-energy / special gases businesses in Germany with over 30 plants of varying sizes (exceeding 200 MWe in total) , including fresh and waste wood biomass, biogas from energy crops and agricultural and waste residue (anaerobic digestion, including processing of biogas into natural gas quality - biomethane), mine gas, landfill gas, refuse derived fuel (RDF) and others - either as stand-alone units or elements in larger energy systems (CHP with heat or steam production, district heating / cooling systems etc) in industrial or municipal environments. He is an expert in the strategic development and sustainable positioning of renewable generation and service businesses, including feedstock supply chains and contracting, EPC contracting, operations and risk management and financial structuring. He was also one of the first initiators in Germany of projects to integrate biomass based generators into virtual power plants to support and augment intermittent renewable generation (wind, solar) and to integrate renewable generation into capacity markets (balancing energy) and demand-driven load management systems

His consulting assignments are mainly geared towards supporting renewable energy generators and marketeers in the development of viable business models and winning strategies, assistance in strategy execution (including alliance building) and the building of high performance organizations, processes and supply chains.

Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

As an ex-CEO and board member of utility companies, Expert has significant expertise in utility (power T&D, gas, district heating) concession contracts at the minicipal and state level and has consulted with municipalities and state governments on public-private-partnership (PPP) program design for electric vehicle infrastructure depoyment.

Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK

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biomass energy system

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concession contract

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municipal utility planning

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power utility resource planning

Expert has both line management and consulting expertise in lean management and performance optimization for utility (generation, transmission & distribution), engineering and heavy manufacturing operations and supply chains. He has led projects for drastic cycle time reductions and quality improvements through standardization, modularization and industrial process re-engineering in the delivery of large power plants and six sigma projects in engineering / manufacturing of power transformers, industrial turbines, MV switchgear, power plant operations and network operations and maintenance. As a contractor (outsourced contract industrial maintenance) and/or operations consultant he has implemented Total Productive Maintenance projects (incl. risk based and reliability centered maintenance), in power generation and process industry environments, including petrochemical plants, steel mills and pulp & paper mills. He has further managed a large international project in supply chain and distribution optimization of spare parts and technical field service operations and advised clients in the design of after sales and field service operations Expert has an MSc (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Mannheim, Germany; a post-graduate Diploma (Industrial Engineering & Operations Research) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management, UK. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt (training at Motorola University and ABB)
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industrial maintenance management

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just-in-time inventory

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maintenance engineering

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maintenance management

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operating cost analysis

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predictive maintenance

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preventive maintenance

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reliability-centered maintenance

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total productive maintenance

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total quality control

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total quality management

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world-class maintenance


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1993   MBA   Business Administration   Cranfield University School of Management  
1986   Post-Graduate Diploma   Industrial Engineering & Operations Research   National Technical University of Athens  
1983   MSc   Economics & Mathematics   University of Mannheim  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner / CEO

 


2003 to 2008

 

Veolia Environnement Germany

 


 

Executive Vice President

 

Head of Energy Division, Head of Industrial Markets

2003 to 2008

 

Dalkia Germany

 


 

President & CEO

 

CEO / General Management

2003 to 2003

 

MBI-Partnership

 


 

Partner

 


2002 to 2003

 

Caterpillar Europe

 

Power Systems

 

Senior Advisor

 


1992 to 2002

 

ABB Asea Brown Boveri

 

Industry

 

Group Vice President

 


1990 to 1992

 

LB Knight & Associates / Knight Wendling Consulting

 

Strategy & Operations Consulting

 

Senior Consultant

 



Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 2002   Asia / Pacific   Head of ABB's regional Engineering & Service business. Based in Kuala Lumpur, covered the region from India to New Zealand
1993 to 1998   Global   Based in Brussels was responsible for ABB's global Automation & Drives Service business
2002 to 2003   Netherlands, Switzerland, Europe   Based in Geneva and Amsterdam, advised Caterpillar and managed the process for the start-up of a new pan-European venture in temporrary utilities and mobile power
2003 to 2008   Germany   Was head of Veolia Energy and CEO of Dalkia in Germany and operates since then own consultancy based in Germany.
1987 to 1990   Singapore / Jakarta / Hong Kong   Worked as a financial and business analyst for Salim Group in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Fluent
Greek   Fluent
Dutch   Good basic speaking and writing
French   Good basic speaking and writing

Market Research:
Expertise in management (business models, industry trends, strategies, operations, supply and value chains, technologies) within following industries: power and electrical engineering; industrial automation, generation and distribution utilities, distributed & renewable energies, energy services, industrial services, industrial asset management and industrial process outsourcing; Analysis expertise: Smart Grid (various applications), Energy storage, Transmission & Distribution, Industrial Automation, Renewable Energies, Energy Engineering & Contracting

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Contracting, incl. Risk Management Large Project Development (Energy, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Industrial Process Outsourcing) Technology Commercialization: Cleantech, Renewable Energies Restructuring & Operational Performance Improvement (Engineering and/or Heavy Manufacturing driven Businesses


 

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