Richard G. Vicens
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Vicens has served as the President of Olympus Power since its establishment in January 2007. Mr. Vicens has extensive experience in sourcing and closing mergers and acquisitions transactions in the independent power industry as well as raising capital for a diverse range of domestic and international energy projects. In addition, he has managed the successful turn-around of a number of independent power facilities. Prior to Olympus, from 2000 until its sale to an affiliate of Bear Stearns in January 2007, Mr. Vicens served as the Senior Vice President of Delta Power Company, LLC with responsibility for managing the company’s business development and financing efforts. At its peak, Delta Power owned interests in 26 operating power plants across the U.S, with over $3 billion of assets and the responsibility for operating over 3000 MW of electricity generation. Prior to joining Delta Power, Mr. Vicens was Managing Director, Project Finance & Risk Management for MCN Energy Group, a diversified mid-western energy company based in Michigan (now owned by DTE Energy). AT MCN he was charged with structuring and closing non-recourse debt financing for independent power projects and natural gas pipelines while also managing the company’s risk management framework for MCN’s natural gas trading subsidiary. Prior to MCN, Mr. Vicens served as Financial Manager for Amoco Corporation, and prior to that, was a Finance Associate at Salomon Smith Barney, where he provided transaction support for numerous public debt offerings. Mr. Vicens presently serves on the boards of several independent power companies. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University.
Richard F. Albosta
Office of the Chairman
Rich Albosta is a member of the Office of the Chairman of Olympus Holdings, LLC and a Senior Advisor to the President of Olympus Power, LLC. in addition to undertaking various senior level assignments for Olympus Power, LLC and its subsidiaries, Mr. Albosta has over 35 years of experience in the energy, engineering, construction and environmental sectors. He has held a variety of senior level management positions including presiding as CEO of Ebasco Services, Inc. (Ebasco) which was consistently ranked in the top three Engineering & Construction Companies during the 1980's and 1990's, with sales in excess of $1.2 billion. He has also performed a number of high level consulting assignments in recent years with leading companies engaged in the heavy engineering, construction, and environmental fields. Mr. Albosta has also been active as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies, including the Columbia Energy Group, ConneXt Inc. and Crompco, Inc.
Mr. Albosta began his career in the energy, industrial, process, and infrastructure field in the 1970's with Litton Industries and the Engineering and Construction Group of Boise Cascade Corporation rising to senior level positions in finance, administration and operations, including the management of several businesses. He spent nearly 25 years with Ebasco, which was founded in 1905 and known for its long standing power business, rising to Chief Executive Officer in 1985 and serving in that role for a period of eight years. During this period, after assuming an operating position at Ebasco, he changed the profile of the company to embrace a diversified market portfolio of businesses in the engineering, consulting, environmental, and construction businesses. Ebasco, during Mr. Albosta's tenure as CEO, was one of the first companies to embrace the independent power market and develop competitive skills to embrace the new methods of planning and building power facilities with third party financing. During his tenure as CEO of Ebasco until its sale to Raytheon in 1994, the market value of Ebasco was increased by a factor of five.
Mr. Albosta holds a BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh and also holds an Executive MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Albosta is also a CPA.
Christopher W. Bodell
Chris Bodell has over fifteen years of experience in public and private equity, management and economic consulting. Prior to joining Olympus, he founded Trier Capital LLC, a consulting firm specializing in financial advisory services that, among other engagements, was retained to perform business development and M&A for a publicly-traded energy income fund, including power project development and managing the fund’s sale to a strategic acquirer.
Prior to this, Mr. Bodell worked for Current Capital, LP, a private equity joint venture with Harvard Management Company, Inc., where he structured and negotiated energy asset and development investment opportunities on behalf of Harvard. He also worked in the energy and environmental practice areas of Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc., a leading economic consulting firm providing analytical and management consulting services.
Mr. Bodell received a Master of Science in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and International Relations, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the LSE Alumni Association's Executive Committee in London and a founding Board member of Citizen Schools New York, a non-profit organization assisting underprivileged students.
Director of Information Technology
Bob Dixon has more than thirty years of experience in the Information Technology industry, focusing on project management, system implementations and acquisition integrations.
At Olympus Power, Mr. Dixon is currently responsible for managing the Information Technology infrastructure including WAN/LAN installations, email and messaging implementations, accounting system integrations, web development and network and application support.
Prior to joining Olympus Power, he was Manager of Information Technology for Olympus’s predecessor entity, Delta Power Company, where he managed the IT infrastructure for twenty five locations throughout the U.S.
Prior to Delta Power, Mr. Dixon was the Information Technology Manager for United American Energy, where he was responsible for the planning, coordinating, designing and managing all of its Information Technology operations.
Mr. Dixon holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Marist College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SUNY Oneonta.
Anthony V. Harrington
Tony Harrington has over thirty years of experience in the power generation industry focusing primarily in business development, acquisitions, and project management and engineering. He has worked in the domestic and international markets on commercial development projects. Currently his emphasis is on waste coal, wind, and biomass investments and operations.
At Olympus, Mr. Harrington’s responsibilities include deal origination for power assets; asset management, including the identification and implementation of strategies that optimize investments; and executing various transactions in connection with the company’s operating assets. While part of Olympus’ predecessor, Delta Power, he was Manager of Business Development and led several key transactions.
Prior to joining the Olympus team, Mr. Harrington worked for the Foster Wheeler Corporation holding commercial and engineering positions in the equipment group. During his tenure at Foster Wheeler, he worked as a commercial development manager and was responsible for the development of domestic and international build-own-operate projects. Foster Wheeler is known as one of the world’s leading suppliers of utility steam generation equipment.
Mr. Harrington received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.
Sean P. Lane
Executive Vice President - Governmental Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary
Sean Lane has served as the Executive Vice President - Governmental Affairs of Olympus Power, and as its General Counsel and Secretary, since its establishment in January 2007. He has served as a Managing Member of Kinsale Advisors LLC since January 2003, providing business and risk management advisory services to companies and investors in the energy, environmental, and technology industries including Olympus Power (and its predecessor Delta Power Company, LLC), Petro-Chem Development Co. Inc, and Quadlogic Controls Corporation. From 2006 through 2012 Mr. Lane served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ram Energy Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploitation, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties and the marketing of natural gas and crude oil. From May 1999 through December 2002 Mr. Lane was the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and a Director of beenz.com inc. a global, internet currency business. Mr. Lane served as a Managing Director of Liberty Power Investments LLC and its affiliates, an international electric power project development, finance and acquisition firm from December 1992 through May 1999. Mr. Lane has also served as an executive of Compañía Boliviana de Energía Eléctrica, S.A., the leading Bolivian electric utility, as well as The Henley Group, Inc., Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. and Catalyst Energy Corporation, each a publicly traded firm with significant investments in the US or international independent power and environmental industries. Previously Mr. Lane was an attorney with the law firm of Brown & Wood (currently Sidley Austin LLP). Prior to joining Brown & Wood, Mr. Lane worked as a legislative assistant on the staff of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Mr. Lane received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy and History from Fordham University.
Director of Tax and Risk Management
Phil McCartin has over 22 years of experience in Partnership and Corporate Tax Planning and Tax Compliance. In addition he has over 22 years of Insurance Risk Management experience in the Independent Power Industry.
At Olympus, he is responsible for Tax Planning and structuring for new Acquisitions and Divestitures as well as Tax Compliance. In addition, he is responsible for managing the insurance program including annual renewals, administration and claims management.
Prior to joining Olympus, Mr. McCartin was the Director of Taxes and Risk Management for United American Energy an Independent Power Producer.
Mr. McCartin holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University, an MBA in Finance from Iona College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tammy Mikalouskas is currently responsible for all human resource functions for Olympus Power and its affiliates. Her areas of responsibility include benefits, compensation, employee relations, payroll, recruitment and staffing, and HRIS as well as office administration.
Prior to joining Olympus Power, she was the Human Resource Manager for Olympus’s predecessor entity, Delta Power Company, where she was responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and coordination of policies, programs and daily operations within the human resources department. In addition, she partnered with its operating services management team to direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the organization's 300 employees.
Prior to Delta Power, Mrs. Mikalouskas worked within the human resource department for United American Energy.
Mrs. Mikalouskas was educated at Montclair State College and obtained her Professional in Human Resources Designation from SHRM. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Morris County SHRM Chapter.
Dennis T. O’Donnell
Vice President of Asset Management
Dennis O’Donnell has over thirty five years of electric power experience covering a broad range of disciplines, including hands on power plant O&M experience, design engineering, project development and asset management. His professional experience is almost equally weighted between regulated electric companies and independent power companies.
At Olympus, Mr. O’Donnell is responsible for managing both the Asset Management and the Operations and Maintenance teams. Prior to joining Olympus Power, he was General Manager of Asset Management - Eastern Region for Delta Power Company, the predecessor to Olympus Power.
From 1993 until 2001, Mr. O’Donnell served as Project Manager at Sithe Energies, Inc. where he was responsible for the technical aspects of project and new business development. Prior to SIthe, from 1981 until 1993 Mr. O’Donnell worked for the New York Power Authority in a variety of transactional and operational capacities, including serving as lead technical advisor to the business development team, responsible for all technical aspects of the bidding, negotiation and construction of a high profile greenfield 150MW combined cycle project. In addition, at NYPA Mr. O’Donnell held a variety of operating roles with increasing levels of responsibility in central engineering and systems operations. Mr. O’Donnell began his career in the US Merchant Marine and at Consolidated Edison of New York where he served each as a watch supervisor.
Mr. O’Donnell graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a BE in Marine Engineering. He also graduated from Long Island University with an MBA in Marketing. During his career Mr. O’Donnell obtained the following licenses: United States Coast Guard Marine Engineering License; New York City Stationary Engineer License, New York State EIT. Mr. O’Donnell also graduated from a two year certificate program provided by PTI of Schenectady, New York in Electric Power Technology.
Michael F. O'Donnell
Director of Operations and Maintenance
Michael O’Donnell has over forty-two years in the electric power industry. His experience covers a broad range of disciplines, including hands-on power plant operations and maintenance; field engineering, project management, and asset management. His professional experience covers both the regulated and independent power producers. His background includes Nuclear, Hydro, Coal, Bio-Mass, and Gas Turbines as well as conventional gas and oil plants.
At Olympus Power, Mr. O’Donnell is responsible for managing both the Operations and Maintenance teams at each of its power plants. Prior to joining Olympus, he was a Plant Consultant Specialist at LS Power LLC, performing Best Practice Reviews at various plants.
Prior to that, Mr. O’Donnell worked 36 years at Consolidated Edison. This included over 25 years as a Plant Manager at the majority of Con Edison’s fossil plants as well as Indian Point Nuclear Plant. At the Nuclear Plant, he was assigned as the lead staff member to the Senior Vice President of the Site Assessor Group which oversaw the Construction and Central Maintenance Departments. This assignment was performed during two extended fuel outages that covered a thirteen month time period. Mr. O’Donnell personally uncovered a design fault in the GE design of the VC fan cooler safety system that would allow contaminated river water to flow back from containment without passing by the radiation monitors during a nuclear incident within containment. Mr. O’Donnell also held the position of General Manager of the Central Maintenance Group and the Central Maintenance Shop. In that function, Mike spent four months repowering the lower Manhattan area after the WTC incident. His group also built the new substation at the WTC to replace the substation that was destroyed when the buildings collapsed.
Mr. O’Donnell graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree. He holds a Master of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Business Administration from Pace University. Mike also completed the Financial Program in Utility Accounting from Michigan University.
Mike also held a United States Coast Guard Marine Engineering License as well as a New York City High Pressure Stationary Engineering License.
Roy Ott presides over the controllership function for Olympus Power. He has over 20 years of experience in public and private accounting, including extensive experience in SEC reporting, due diligence, internal controls and auditing. Mr. Ott has held various corporate accounting and managerial roles in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and media industries. Mr. Ott started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP as an external auditor.
Mr. Ott holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Ott is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Cooper Schieffelin is responsible for negotiating and structuring acquisitions in the power generation sector as well as arranging non-recourse debt and equity financing.
Prior to joining Olympus in 2008, Mr. Schieffelin worked as a Director in the Black River Clean Energy Investment Fund. Black River Asset Management is an investment firm wholly owned by Cargill with approximately $10 billion in assets under management. While at Black River, Mr. Schieffelin sourced and closed investments throughout the solar, environmental sciences, biomass, water and climate change sectors, focusing on mid to late-stage cleantech investments in pre-IPO companies as well as selected small-cap public companies. Mr. Schieffelin served on the Board of Verdeo Group and was as an observer to the Sun Edison and Sopogy Boards while at Black River.
Prior to Black River, Mr. Schieffelin worked as Director of Business Development for Olympus Power and Olympus’s predecessor entity, Delta Power. Mr. Schieffelin previously worked as a Manager of Structured Finance for PSEG Global, an unregulated subsidiary of PSE&G, focusing on international M&A opportunities in the power generation and electric distribution sectors. While at PSEG Global, Mr. Schieffelin successfully led a $100 MM local bond placement in Peru related to a 220 MW hydro electric generation facility as well as several non-recourse debt financings in Chile. Mr. Schieffelin started his career at Atlantis Water Fund, a water-focused private equity fund co-sponsored by Poseidon Resources in Stamford, Connecticut.
Mr. Schieffelin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University.
Edward L. Tirrell
Ed Tirrell joined Olympus Power in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas. He concentrates his efforts on asset acquisition and development projects.
Before joining Olympus Power, Mr. Tirrell was a founding partner of SCCOT Financial Group, an advisory and investment company involved in the electric and water utility space.
Mr. Tirrell began his career at Smith Barney. He was a Managing Director in the Public Finance Department primarily focused on utility finance.
Mr. Tirrell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University.