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: Energy efficiency

McCormack, Niall

McCormack, Niall

Work Experience:

23 years

Work History:

Niall has 23 years of combined experience in Manufacturing, IT and Waste Management industries. He is former Facility Manager of industrial composting facility processing food waste and other biodegradable materials. He has worked within the hospitality sector with waste reduction and recycling programs. Niall has experience working on energy efficiency in the IT industry and also on BIOGAS renewable energy projects.

Education:

BEng Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Staffordshire University, UK. Certified Composting Facilities Manager, Advanced Certificate in Domestic Sustainable Energy, Certified Trainer, Irish Institute Training & Development

Keywords:

Energy efficiency, Food waste composting, Recycling, Solid waste reduction, Vermiculture
McRae, George

McRae, George

Work Experience:

26 years

Work History:

Managerial experience in environmental solutions, energy and electroplating including Director of Environmental Affairs for Moen Incorporated, and Manager of Plating and Pollution Control with Stanadyne Corporation.

Education:

BS Zoology, UNC - Chapel Hill

Keywords:

Air emissions, Energy efficiency, Hazmat, Solid waste reduction, Water - wastewater treatment
Meyer, Conrad

Meyer, Conrad

Work Experience:

33 years

Work History:

Worked in the automotive industry for General Motors and Delphi on various assignments in Engineering and Business Management.  Focused on automotive component products for OEM and aftermarket applications.

Education:

BS, Chemical Engineering - University of Wisconsin; MBA -University of Michigan

Keywords:

Auto emissions, Business management, Business planning, Catalysts, Chemical Engineering, Energy efficiency, Foundry, Lean manufacturing, Plant decommissioning, Plating, Precious metals, Process efficiencies, Product line management, Sales, Solid waste reduction, Water efficiency
Miller, Norman

Miller, Norman

Work Experience:

42 years

Work History:

General contracting, construction management, weatherization, energy management.

Education:

BA Biology, East Carolina University

Keywords:

Energy education, Energy efficiency
Riddle, Joe

Riddle, Joe

Work Experience:

35 years

Work History:

Fourteen years in the furniture industry as a facility and environmental engineer and a year in the mining industry as a plant engineer.  Also worked nine years as a plant and process engineer in the converting industry and three years as a project engineer for the textile and nuclear industries.  Worked three years in sales and design to the polymer industry plus worked as a project engineer in the hydraulic hose, rope manufacture and other industries.

Education:

BET in Mechanical Engineering from UNCC, AAS from Central Piedmont Community College in mechanical drafting and design.  Also have Six Sigma Lean Green Belt training.

Keywords:

Boilers, Energy efficiency, Hazmat, Manufacturing processes, Recycling, Solid waste reduction
Soderberg, Eric

Soderberg, Eric

Work Experience:

25 years

Work History:

Worked as an Energy Engineer for NCSU Energy Solutions, NC Energy Management Program and the NC Energy Office

Education:

MS - Mechanical Engineering, NC State University

Keywords:

Air pollution control, Energy efficiency, Pollution prevention, Regulatory compliance, Water - wastewater treatment
Swanson, Ernie

Swanson, Ernie

Work Experience:

42 years

Work History:

Worked 37 years in Sales and Marketing at IBM and Cisco focusing on business solutions for worldwide accounts. The last 10 years were spent in Product Management, Enterprise Marketing and Brand Manager for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexers. Activities included creation and implementation of marketing plans, product certification, product training sessions, product presentations at trade shows and education seminars and development of sales briefs and white papers.

Education:

BS Electrical Engineering, Penn State University - Numerous Sales & Marketing classes and Industry Education

Keywords:

Energy efficiency, HVAC, Marketing _ Promotion
Tregay, George

Tregay, George

Work Experience:

35 years

Work History:

Worked in combustion instrumentation, sensor development, and servovalve development.  Bell Aerospace Textron; made diagnostic measurements in reacting gas flows used for chemical lasers and was program manager on several government projects. Conax Buffalo, sensor development that included three patents for temperature and fiber optic sensors. HSC Contols / Woodward Governor; designed electrohydraulic servovalves for commercial and military applications.  Participated in approximately 100 energy audits with WRP.

Education:

B. S., M.I.T., Physical Chemistry; Ph.D., Boston College, Physical Chemistry

Keywords:

Aerospace engineering, Energy efficiency, Failure analysis, Lighting, NC energy grants, Pressure seals
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