Thomas L. Ott, PE, PP, CCP, owner and president of Industrial Energy Programs Co., LLC, has joined Williamson’s board of trustees, announced Wayne C. Watson 4W8, board chairman.
“We are excited to have Tom bring his vast knowledge and experience in the energy field to our board,” said Watson. “For several years he has shown his commitment to Williamson by furthering our Power Plant Technology Program. And, as project manager for the Energy Island Project, he is doing a great job leading the project, keeping it moving forward, and saving much money by locating inexpensive equipment. Tom is a real go-getter and we are pleased to have him join our board.”
Ott said, “I am honored to be asked to join Williamson’s board. Over the years of being involved with the college, I stand amazed at the transformational value that the college provides to these young men. During the Energy Island Project, I have witnessed the intense loyalty of Williamson alumni, which is the strongest possible sign of the gratitude that the graduates have. The devotion of the staff members is also very evident in all they do above and beyond their normal duties to advance the careers of the students. Williamson is a unique endeavor that exists only by the grace of God. I look forward to contributing in some small way to the future of the college as I serve.”
Ott has 40 years of experience in the energy field, including successfully starting his own company, developing energy projects, project financing experience, contract negotiations, project management, management of engineering and construction groups, and sales and marketing experience.
Ott founded IEPC in 2005 with an alternate approach to traditional energy service companies. His company offers industrial customers options of services ranging from consulting to completed projects, with guaranteed savings and financing. The company also specializes in electrical distribution and backup power customized to the customer’s needs.
His earlier positions include being vice president of industrial sales at Alliant Energy Integrated Services, where he expanded the customer base to include large energy users; vice president, manufacturing national accounts, at Sempra Energy Solutions, where he expanded participation in the manufacturing and industrial energy services business; and senior director at Enron Energy Services, Industrial Group, where he provided senior technical and business representation to executive and management level personnel at industrial and commercial facilities for energy services work.
He also was founder and president of Palisades Energy Services, an indirect subsidiary of Orange and Rockland Utilities, where he worked on such projects as boilers, chillers, gas turbine cogeneration, and steam turbine generators. While president of Stone and Webster Energy Services, he built the company into a $50 million business.
He worked over 20 years at Stone and Webster Engineering Corp. in such positions as vice president and deputy director of marketing, vice president of the Cherry Hill, NJ, office, manager of the industrial department, manager of projects, project manager, supervisor of electrical engineering, and principle electrical engineer.
He began his career at ITE Imperial Corp. as project manager in the switchgear division
He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical and industrial engineering at Drexel University and had further education at the Wharton Business School, Cornell University Business School, and at Northeastern’s Executive Development Program.
He is certified as a Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, a professional planner in New Jersey, and a Certified Cogeneration Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers.
He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers.