Vice President of Global Operations
Kurt brings more than 30 years of leadership and hands-on experience in plant operations and training as well as development of new facilities and professional workforces. Kurt joined PIC Group from Ethos Energy where he was Director of Operations for the West Region.
As Vice President of Global Operations, Kurt oversees PIC Group’s global business units which is comprised of Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Commissioning & Startup, Training and Documentation and Professional Staffing.
Kurt’s power industry leadership positions include:
- Director of Operations, West Region, EthosEnergy
Kurt had direct oversight of ten O&M contracts with over 6 GW of generation in a wide array of technologies. He managed plant level budgets totaling over $90MM annually and ensured all O&M contracts met all safety and environmental compliance requirements.
- Plant Manager, Wood Group Power Plant Services
Kurt managed a 540MW Natural Gas Fired – 2X1 Combined Cycle, in addition to managing a 60MW Natural Gas Fired – 1X1 Combined Cycle Cogen.
- Plant and Production Manager, Florida Power & Light Energy Services, Inc.
Managed a 540MW Natural Gas Fired – 2X1 Combined Cycle, Siemens V84.3A Combustion Turbine, Siemens KN Steam Turbine, Inlet Air Chiller (Anhydrous Ammonia) and ZLD Water Treatment Facility.
- IC Electrician, U.S. Navy
Kurt served on board a Spruance Class Destroyer for over 5 years where he was a certified Electrical Plant Control Operator and was accountable for qualifying new operators. He was also the Work Center Supervisor for the entire Electrical Division. Kurt served at the Naval Training Center in San Diego – Service School Command for over 4 years as an instructor and curriculum developer.
Kurt attended National University in San Diego majoring in business administration and earned his associate degree from City University in Bellevue, WA.