Bill co-founded Gemma with his business partner, Joel Canino, in 1997 and has successfully led the development and construction of numerous utility-scale power generation and renewable energy facilities.
Under Bill’s leadership, Gemma Power Systems has grown from a small New England-based construction company to become a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction services to the power generation market. Bill attributes the company's success to its unique culture and highly motivated, creative and energetic people.
Prior to founding Gemma, Bill was president of CNF Industries where he worked for 20 years in increasingly responsible positions. CNF Industries was a full-service contractor specializing in the power industry, and was responsible for building more than 9,000 MW of facilities from 1987 to 1996.
Bill attended Fairfield University and is very active in the local community with organizations including Habitat for Humanity, The Middlesex Community Foundation and American Legion Baseball. He also serves on the Argan, Inc. board of directors.
Colin and Chip have direct profit-and-loss responsibility for Engineering-Procurement-Construction projects, with single-point customer accountability for safety, quality, budget and schedule.
Colin joined Gemma in 2006 as assistant project manager for the A.L. Pierce Generating Station Repowering Project and has served in a series of increasingly responsible project management positions. Most recently he led construction of the Freedom Generating Project as senior project manager. Colin has extensive experience and achievement in construction, sales and project management for a number of well-known power industry companies. He has an outstanding track record for creating and implementing strategic plans, fostering client loyalty through integrity and honesty, building cohesive teams committed to company vision, and delivering results.
Colin is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program and is a certified Project Management Professional. He studied history at the Washington & Jefferson College (PA).
Chip and Colin have direct profit-and-loss responsibility for Engineering-Procurement-Construction projects, with single-point customer accountability for safety, quality, budget and schedule.
Chip has 18 years of experience in development, engineering and project management, and has served in various roles within Gemma’s organization. He began his career at Gemma as commissioning manager, and progressed to project engineering manager, project manager and, most recently, director of projects. He has an outstanding track record for creating and implementing strategic plans, delivering results, and growing and developing future leaders.
Chip studied physics at the State University of New York, is a certified Project Management Professional and holds several Gemma State contracting licenses.
With more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of engineering and power plant construction, Ron is a licensed professional engineer and holds some of Gemma’s state contractor's licenses. Ron's hands-on experience at Gemma includes roles as project executive, VP of engineering and procurement and leadership of the commissioning group.
Prior to joining Gemma in 2001, Ron was an associate at vanZelm Heywood and Shadford consulting engineers and prior to that worked as a project engineering manager at CNF Constructors.
Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Chris has 30 years of experience in development, project management and EPC execution of combustion turbine, landfill gas, coal, combined heat and power, fuel cells, wind and solar projects throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Prior to rejoining Gemma in 2008, Chris was director of engineering and construction at Tamarack Energy, engineering manager at United Technologies Corporation and project manager at CNF Industries/Kenetech Corporation. He previously worked at Gemma as a senior project manager from 1997 to 2003.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut. Chris holds contractor’s licenses in Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana.
Prior to joining Gemma in 2014, Adam was a manager at CohnReznick, a national Certified Public Accounting firm, providing accounting, tax planning and business advisory services to construction companies. Adam is a certified public accountant and holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from York College of Pennsylvania.
He has more than 40 years of power plant, engineering and construction experience including general management, project management, sales and marketing, business development and project controls.
Prior to joining Gemma in 2012, Bruce was senior vice president for The Shaw Group (now CB&I), leading the fossil business line in the power sector and was responsible for business planning, project development, project execution, customer/supplier relationship management and overall profit/loss. Previously, Bruce was vice president and project director for Bechtel Power Corporation.
Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science in building construction from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in technical management from Johns Hopkins University.
Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the development of power projects utilizing a wide range of technologies from combustion turbines and combined heat and power to wind turbines, biomass and solar. He has been involved in projects throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining Gemma in 2008, Bill was founder and managing director for Tamarack Energy, vice president of project implementation for Kenetech Corporation, manager of contracts for Stone and Webster Engineering and captain in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to the bar in the state of Connecticut. He is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Virginia.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the power and energy fields including extensive activities in marketing and sales. His experience also spans contract negotiation, procurement, project management and construction as well as outage management.
Prior to joining Gemma in 2015, Rick was senior principal and business center practice leader for Stantec’s Power Group. Previously, Rick was executive vice president of Industry and Energy Associates, LLC and director of business development for the non-regulated businesses of American Electric Power (AEP).
Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Maine and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.