Mike became Senior Vice President of Global Engineering and Construction in November 2014. With more MW under construction than ever in AES’ history, he is responsible for delivering the projects on time and on budget to supply much needed power in the countries in which we operate. The projects underway span multiple fuel types including thermal, hydro, wind and solar power generation across many markets such as in Chile, Jordan, Vietnam, India and the US. Putting safety first before all else, Mike has led his team of 18,000 contractors to reduce the Lost Time Incident Rate by 40%. The team is in the top decile for safety construction globally based on US benchmarks. He strives for excellence, honors commitments and acts with integrity in working seamlessly across cultures and organizations to bring value to our shareholders.
Mike previously served in a number of operational roles including Vice President of Operations Support and Vice President and Managing Director for Construction and Engineering. Before joining AES in 2009, Mike held a range of leadership roles at Kennametal and GE. Mike’s experiences include construction of nuclear processing facilities, startup, operations and maintenance of power facilities in Asia, acquisitions, joint ventures, and the negotiation and implementation of a portfolio of US $3B in long term maintenance contracts.
Mike has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a JD from Kaplan University.