Barry McDonald, PE
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Barry L. McDonald has been in the power generation industry for more than 30 years serving in a number of capacities including executive management, plant management, project development, business development, plant operations and environmental services.
Prior to joining IHI Power Services Corp. Mr. McDonald served as Vice President of Energy Development for Tetra Tech Inc. In this capacity he developed numerous renewable and conventional energy projects. Mr. McDonald was responsible for project due diligence, utility RFO bid submittals, project permitting, PPA review and SGIA/LGIA analysis and coordination. He also served as Manager of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Gas and Oil fired Boiler Program. This program worked on all gas and oil fired boilers that required burner and fuel switching. Work scopes included fuel switching, burner retrofits, air heater retrofits, balance of plant changes required to support new systems. Plants included South Bay, Encina, Alamitos, and Haynes.
At Montenay Pacific Power Corp. (Vivendi), Mr. McDonald was Plant Manager and managed all aspects associated with the operation of the largest waste-to-energy facility, (500,000 TPY and 236,000 net MWh/Yr), in the western United States. He was responsible for annual budgeting, plant profitability, client relations, cost reduction planning, and plant availability and production goals. He directly supervised the operations, maintenance, accounting, environmental, safety and HR managers and an overall plant staff of 54 employees.
Mr. McDonald was President and CEO of CARNOT Technical Services, Inc. He founded the technical services firm, which supported major utilities, independent power producers and other industrial customers. His responsibilities included: ensuring profitability, developing corporate direction, marketing standard and innovative services, team development, customer relations, employee development (training, advancement and empowerment), corporate compliance issues, program oversight and periodic conflict resolution.
Originally from Montana, Mr. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and an Executive Management from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson Graduate School of Management. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, in California.