Joe Sullivan, a key figure in the overhaul of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan, has been hired as a top executive at Concord Engineering, a Voorhees-based full-service engineering firm.
Sullivan served as ombudsman and director of economic development and energy policy at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) before retiring from state government last month. His time at the BPU coincided with a rapid growth in the state’s clean energy programs, particularly in funding of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Joining Concord as vice president of energy policy and development, Sullivan responsibilities will include directing the company’s outreach on energy policy and providing engineering solutions for customers' current and future energy needs.
Besides helping develop the recently released statewide Energy Master Plan, Sullivan was the agency's chief representative in discussing issues before the legislature's environmental and energy committees. He also was an advocate of developing more combined heat and power plants (CHP), which generate both electricity and recover steam to be used for heating and cooling purposes at nearby facilities.
“Joe’s expertise in energy policy and the administration of clean energy and renewable programs will provide our clients with a viable perspective and counsel on energy solutions for their businesses,’’ said Michael Fischette, president of Concord Engineering.
With more than 34 years of supervisory, management and executive experience in the energy sector, Sullivan held engineering and construction positions with Stone & Webster Engineers, Johnson March Engineering and Catalytic Construction Company.
"I'm thrilled to join Concord Engineering, and to have a key role in developing the firm's position on energy policy," Sullivan said.
A resident of Moorestown, Sullivan earned his bachelors degree in physics from Wilkes College. He is a certified public manager, and is a certified professional in cogeneration and energy purchasing. Sullivan is a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, and the Association of Energy Engineers.