WRP Volunteers and Staff

Waste Reduction Partners is uniquely staffed with retired engineers, scientists, and staff who share their expertise with businesses and communities across North Carolina. As a multidisciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, civil, environmental, and chemical engineers, scientists, and architects, they have had distinguished careers in a variety of industries, such as automotive, food, textile, utility, chemical, paper, construction, aerospace, electronics, and government. This remarkable group has more than 2,200 years of cumulative experience.

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Assessors tagged with: Technical Writing

Fermor, Beverley

Fermor, Beverley

Work Experience:

30 years

Work History:

Assistant Professor with Duke University Medical Center, Division of Orthopaedics; Research Associate with Duke University Medical Center, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bristol University and the Royal Post Surgery Medical School; Author of more than 40 articles; and member of several professional organizations.

Education:

Ph.D. University of Bristol, M.I. Biol. Physiology and Pharmacology, University of West England

Keywords:

Plastics recycling, Research, Solid waste reduction, Technical writing, Zero waste to landfill
Gilbreath, Bob

Gilbreath, Bob

Work Experience:

45 years

Work History:

Rust International Corporation, Engineering, Birmingham, AL

Education:

BSME,MSME University of Alabama

Active Associations:  ASME, ASHRAE, NSPE
Registered Engineer: North Carolina, Alabama

Keywords:

Energy audits, eQuest, HVAC, M & V, Renewable energy, Solar, Technical writing, Wind Turbines
Manuel, John

Manuel, John

Work Experience:

34 years

Work History:

Project manager with the Energy Division, NC Department of Commerce. Responsible for the NC Residential Energy Conservation Program, NC Solar Energy Bank, and the Governor's Showcase of Solar Homes. Project Manager with the NC Alternative Energy Corporation. Developed programs to assist owners of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings reduce energy consumption.  Wrote technical informational brochures and handbooks on residential energy conservation and solar energy technologies.  Freelance technical writer and editor.

Education:

Master of Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hil, B.A., Anthropology, Yale University

Keywords:

Editor, Energy efficiency, Technical writing
McConocha, Paul

McConocha, Paul

Work Experience:

35 years

Work History:

Paul was the Energy Program Manager at NC State University for over six years.  Before arriving in North Carolina, he was Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Services at Macy's, Inc. for 13 years and Director of Engineering and Environmental Affairs at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill for five years.

Education:

 B.S. in Biology Degree and M.En. Policy and Administration Degree  from Miami University, Oxford, OH
 

Keywords:

Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Procurement Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, Energy & Water Conservation Measures, Environmental science, Registered Environmental Manager, Statistics, Technical Writing

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