David Forbes, Cedric Chan, Terence Waldron, John Sweet (left to rt)
Founding members of Waldron Engineering & Construction, Inc.
Terry attended Monsignor Bonner High School in the suburbs of Philadelphia. There he became a member of the school’s crew team, spending afternoons rowing on the Schuylkill River. Prompted by his thirst for technical knowledge and desire to advance his rowing, he went on to Columbia University in New York City. In 1982 he graduated Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics with a strong concentration in applied mathematics.
During his tenure at Columbia he worked as an intern with Stone and Webster, joining the firm full time after graduation and working on the design of nuclear power plants. Foreseeing the decline of the nuclear power industry, he moved his talents to Boston and joined Chas. T. Main. At Main he was a mechanical engineer working in the industrial power group. While at Main he developed PC-based applications for performing heat balance and fluid flow modeling systems.
Terry then founded Waldron Engineering when it became evident there was a need for highly skilled engineering services with responsive customer focus for the new independent power industry. For the last 20 years he has lead Waldron to become an industry leader in the CHP and private power industry.
When not offering solutions to clients, Terry spends time with his wife and five children, enjoys running, rowing, biking and devouring historical novels. But, a true geek at heart, he has the most fun developing ideas for new energy technologies – some of which will soon come to fruition.
Cedric was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Chinese. He attended high school and college in Canada and then went to Northeastern University for his BS and MS. Cedric then received his MBA from Babson College. Starting his career at Tri-Mont Engineering in Boston, he met Terence and John and helped to launch Waldron Engineering in 1992. For the past twenty years, Cedric helped to grow Waldron from a small, three-person company to the business it is today.
With a professional resume including work in over 14 countries across 4 continents, Cedric’s consulting experience includes developing mass and energy balance models, due diligence reviews, new power project development, and technical assistance to clients for power station performance assessments. Currently 80% of his projects are repeat customers, which speaks to the quality and customer-focus that defines Waldron Engineering & Construction.
Cedric recently designed and commissioned projects that include a steam turbine generation facility and combustion turbine combine cycle power stations. He has also applied his range of expertise to a wide range of energy projects including chiller plants, a heavy fuel oil slow-speed recip-engine power station, a solid fuel power station and gas turbine combined cycle power stations.
In his free time Cedric likes traveling, culinary adventures and watching soccer.
John attended the University of Michigan and graduated with Mechanical Engineering Degree. He then spent over 5 years in U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer in the Nuclear Powered Surface Warfare community. In addition to other assignments, he was both the electrical distribution officer and acting electrical officer onboard the USS Enterprise, a nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Shortly after that, he attended Boston College where he earned his MBA.
John helped to launch Waldron in 1992. During the past 20 years he has worked in various roles at Waldron, from mechanical engineer to lead mechanical engineer as well as project management responsibilities. He has been involved in power projects around the world from Indonesia and India to Peru and Honduras, as well as many in the U.S. He also managed the engineering, design and construction management of Waldron’s largest project to date for a Combined Heat and Power plant located at a Polyolefin chemical manufacturing facility in Louisiana.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughters at the beach near their home in Kennebunk, Maine.
Raised as a “military brat” David grew up with the opportunity to live in several locations around the world. His first business venture at age 11, was to take the free “Daily Bulletin” and deliver it to the base houses and charge the residents 30 cents a month for the service.
Upon high school graduation in Keene, NH David worked in the building supply business and then several years in various field positions such as laborer, carpenter, iron worker, equipment operator and surveyor to save money to go to college. After moving to Colorado and establishing residency working as a cowboy and then construction superintendent, he attended Colorado State University and received a BS in Industrial Construction Management.
After working many years for self-perform industrial contractors in various management capacities on projects across the nation he joined Waldron in 2002 as the Director of Construction. He is responsible for all aspects of Waldron’s construction operations and success, as well as oversight of constructability reviews, cost opinion development and project scheduling in support of Waldron’s engineering group.
David enjoys skiing and snowmobiling with his family in the winter, working with his heavy machinery on his property up north in the summer and fall, and walking his dogs with his family in the forests year round.