Chief Executive Officer

Bill is president and chief executive officer of Gemma Power Systems. Bill is a veteran of the power industry with more than 40 years of experience in design and construction. He has overall leadership responsibility for the strategic direction and operation of Gemma.

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.


Senior Vice President

Ron is senior vice president of project development for Gemma Power Systems LLC. He has overall responsibility for business development, engineering, procurement and estimating activities for the company. Once a project is under contract, the project development team continues to support each project throughout construction and through to commissioning, with engineering and procurement resources.

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.


Senior Vice President

Chris is senior vice president – EPC Commercial and Contract Management. He has overall responsibility for commercial and contract management for Gemma’s EPC business. Chris is a key customer interface during the project execution phase and supports business development in the estimating and contract negotiation phase for new projects.

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.


Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Adam A. Malinowski is vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He is responsible for financial planning and reporting, accounting, employee benefits, internal controls and risk management.

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.


Senior Vice President

Bruce serves as senior vice president of business development. He is an integral part of the project development team and is responsible for marketing and business development activities including market analysis, identifying new work opportunities, developing proposal strategies and proposal preparation.

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.


Chief Development Officer

Bill serves as chief development officer for Gemma Power Systems LLC. He works closely with developers of conventional and renewable energy projects to help move their projects from development to commercial operation.

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.


Vice President

Rick is vice president of business development. He is responsible for Gemma's marketing and business development activities as well as market analysis and identifying new work opportunities.

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.