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Philadelphia, PA 19129 Mobile: 410.245.7382 email: stevevayda@comcast.




Expertise in CSP solar power systems, FBC, biomass, waste fuels, and emission reduction Documented history of innovation, positive environmental impact and cost reduction OBJECTIVE: To secure a management/technology development position with a dynamic solar power generation company that utilizes my experience in solar thermal power generation and power boiler design.


Solar Thermal Power Generation Boiler Design Development Team Leadership

Molten Salt Storage Renewable Energy Fluidized Bed Combustion Development

CAREER HISTORY AREVA RENEWABLE INC., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Leading global nuclear power and renewable energy company Advisory Engineer Concentrating Solar Power Plant Development Molten Salt Solar Storage Technology Proposals EPC Permitting and Emissions 50 MW Fluidized Bed Combustion Biomass Boiler Project Development. Equipment Specification Plant Design BECHTEL POWER CORPORATION, Frederick, Maryland 2006 to 2009 Leading global power plant Construction Company Senior Engineer Lead engineer/Subject matter expert with accountability including technology assessments, research, systems design, equipment specifications, vendor selection. Key role on major power plant projects with budgets up to $2 billion. Selected contributions:
Developed specifications for eight 800MW boilers and led vendor selection for the $2 billion project. Saved $1.8 million in ash handling costs by changing proposed conveyor system to a more economical

2009 to 2012

system Identified potential to reduce CO2 emissions through biomass co-firing with large utility boilers. Coauthored paper that positioned the company at the forefront of the industry on this important topic. VAYDA ENERGY ASSOCIATES, Frederick, Maryland Renewable Energy Consulting Company President and Founder Independent consulting practice leveraging wide network of industry contacts and technical expertise to secure contracts with businesses across a range of industries. Clients included Archer Daniel Midland Company, Babcock and Wilcox, CSI Associates, Combustion Power Co, Decker Energy and others. Selected projects: Delivered comprehensive plan to convert newly acquired biomass stoker fired-plant to fluidized bed combustion for major energy company. Redesigned various plant systems

2002 to 2006 / 1993 to 1998


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VAYDA ENERGY ASSOCIATES (Continued ...) Completed nationwide energy audit (across 20 facilities) for major multinational corporations, and devised energy plans that saved between 15% and 30% per plant through extensive boiler repairs that extended the life of several boilers by at least three years.

Cut Capex costs $1.3 million for large hospital while reducing natural gas consumption by $80K Designed and built small-scale fluidized bed combustor for the burning of biomass waste including

chicken manure, received two awards (and $100,000 in grants) for innovation and garnered extensive Press and TV media coverage. estimates.

Provided complete plant design for Bowater Paper Company, including detailed specifications and cost Identified a variety of operational and boiler plant equipment problems for numerous clients, and

developed comprehensive repair/problem resolution recommendations.

ANTAUES INC., Baltimore, Maryland 1998 to 2002 Start-up business developing new methods for disposing of infectious medical waste Vice President, Engineering Joined start-up business whose first machines were undergoing trials at two major hospitals. Charged with leading all development and product commercialization efforts through team of 6 and annual budget of $500,000 Selected contributions:
Led shift in focus from product development to commercialization, resulting in changes to both

machine fabrication and staff/customer training. Reduced the cost of a key major wear component by 80%, thus eliminating a major cause of customer dissatisfaction. Also overhauled door closing mechanism to improve ease-of-use. Cut machine breakdowns by developing comprehensive operator training program. VAYDA ENERGY ASSOCIATES, Hampstead, Maryland (see above for details)

1993 to 1998

OUTOKUMPU ECOENERGY INC., Baltimore, Maryland 1990 to 1993 US division of Finland-based Mining and Metals Company developing fluid bed combustion technology for USA Market Director of Technology Key member of corporate start-up team for new US division of existing Finish Company. Hired and led team of 10 engineers with accountability for establishing boiler design and operating procedures, transferring FBC technology from parent company in Finland, designing plant equipment, working with vendors and EPC contractors. Wrote and presented four technical papers at various technical conferences. Selected contributions:
Played key role in companys growth, from zero to $55 million in only 2 years. Saved approximately $1 million by selecting Chinese vendor to fabricate boiler pressure parts including

ensuring all ASME code requirements were met.

EDUCATION Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering Cranfield University, UK Higher National Diploma (equivalent to BA/BS) Middlesex University, UK Chartered Engineer UK