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Bill Conlon


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Senior Vice President, Engineering  
AREVA Solar, March 2010 to October 2012, Mountain View, California United States
(Renewable Energy)
Re-focused organization onto global project execution, with engineering teams in California, Australia and multiple Indian sites, in coordination with Paris HQ. Managed product internationalization and supported supplier qualification and quality efforts, construction management and technical field assistance. Implemented PMI-based project/program management disciplines, and achieved on-time engineering deliverables for projects in Arizona, Australia, and India. Managed engineering, construction, commissioning and operations functions in U.S., Australia, and India. Represented AREVA Solar to customers, general and trade press, government agencies, and at conferences. Led development of CLFR direct steam technology to price-performance leadership in the solar thermal market, resulting in selection for >500MW of projects, including Australia Solar Flagships and Reliance India. Built a highly motivated and effective engineering organization which achieved on-time release of the next next generation v2 SSG, meeting roadmap cost, performance and LCOE targets. Met with customers, banks and engineers in support of more than $1 billion of new business announced within 15 months of acquisition. Conceived and led design, commissioning and testing of the 7.2 MWth v1.3+ SSG4 program. SSG4 met or exceeded all criteria for project cost, schedule, Bill of Materials cost, Levelized Cost Of Energy, and reliability. SSG4 led directly to sales in the US, India, and Australia and resulted in 100% earn-out payment.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear Engineering & Science, Jul, 1976 to Jun, 1982

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
Other, Nuclear Engineering, Jul, 1975 to Dec, 1977

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
Bachelor Of Science, Nuclear Engineering, Sep, 1971 to Jun, 1975
German Minor