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TERENCE WALDRON, P.E.

CEO

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 from 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 28 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. He 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.

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JOHN SWEET, P.E

President

John attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.  He then spent over 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer in the Nuclear Powered Surface Warfare community. In addition to other combat systems related assignments in the Navy, he was the electrical distribution officer on-board the USS Enterprise, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier where he also was responsible for the supervision of the operation of a dual nuclear reactor plant complex. Shortly after leaving the Navy, he attended Boston College where he earned his MBA.

John helped to launch Waldron in 1992. During his career at Waldron he has worked in various roles, from mechanical engineer to lead mechanical engineer as well as project management and corporate 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 has been responsible for the management of the engineering, procurement and construction of several of Waldron’s largest Combined Heat and Power projects.

He enjoys cycling, golfing, playing chess, and spending time with his wife and daughters at the beach near their home in Kennebunk, Maine.

 
 
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DAVID FORBES

VP of Construction

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.

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MICHAEL MARK, P.E.

VP of Engineering

After a brief tenure in the mid-West, Michael landed in Alabama in time to join-up for the first grade, where as a transplant he struggled to put the sport of football in its appropriate context.  This was rectified by his enrollment at Auburn University, where his formal education on the matter was completed.  He participated in the Cooperative Education Program while at Auburn and worked for two years with Rheem Manufacturing in Montgomery, AL while completing his Mechanical Engineering Degree.

After graduation Michael moved to Maine, bought a suit, and responded to an outdated job posting that confused everyone involved, but led to a part-time position at Waldron in 2000.  The part-time aspect of his employment lasted for about a day, since which time Michael has progressed steadily within the company to his current position.  He has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes, from studies to commissioning, including construction projects with steam turbines, power boilers, reciprocating engines and combustion turbines.

Michael continues to live in Maine with his wife.  He enjoys both reading and writing, with a smattering of his favorite novels being Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon, and White Noise by Don DeLillo.  As far as technical books go, The End of Certainty by Ilya Prigogine went down pretty well, as did The Rainbow and the Worm by Mae-Wan Ho.  He grew up on a steady diet of Jim Kjelgaard stories.

MICHAEL MARK, P.E.

VP of Engineering

After a brief tenure in the mid-West, Michael landed in Alabama in time to join-up for the first grade, where as a transplant he struggled to put the sport of football in its appropriate context.  This was rectified by his enrollment at Auburn University, where his formal education on the matter was completed.  He participated in the Cooperative Education Program while at Auburn and worked for two years with Rheem Manufacturing in Montgomery, AL while completing his Mechanical Engineering Degree.

After graduation Michael moved to Maine, bought a suit, and responded to an outdated job posting that confused everyone involved, but led to a part-time position at Waldron in 2000.  The part-time aspect of his employment lasted for about a day, since which time Michael has progressed steadily within the company to his current position.  He has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes, from studies to commissioning, including construction projects with steam turbines, power boilers, reciprocating engines and combustion turbines.

Michael continues to live in Maine with his wife.  He enjoys both reading and writing, with a smattering of his favorite novels being Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon, and White Noise by Don DeLillo.  As far as technical books go, The End of Certainty by Ilya Prigogine went down pretty well, as did The Rainbow and the Worm by Mae-Wan Ho.  He grew up on a steady diet of Jim Kjelgaard stories.