Michael Reed

Loan Programs Office

Crofton, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)
Renewables & Environment

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Michael Reed's Overview

  • Senior Engineer at U.S. Department of Energy
  • Program Manager & Chief Engineer - Water Power Technologies at U.S. Department of Energy
  • Vice President - Clean Energy Technologies at SENTECH, Inc
  • Vice President - Military Programs at Columbia Research Corporation
  • Vice President - Marine Engineering & Logistics at Advanced Engineering and Research Corporation (AERA)
  • Biomass Power Program Manager at U.S. Department of Energy
  • Project Engineer at U.S. Navy / Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Mechanical Engineer at Advanced Technology, Inc.

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Michael Reed's Summary

Over 25 years of professional experience with greatly increasing management and leadership responsibility in both the private and government sectors. Extensive experience with proven success in the management and execution of government sponsored programs, with a particular emphasis on federal research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D), acquisition, and life cycle logistics programs. Proven ability to maximize performance and deliver outstanding results in response to corporate business objectives. Skilled tactician capable of creating and executing successful strategic business plans that support and compliment the company’s overall mission, vision, goals and objectives. Exceptional leadership skills with a history of building and positively motivating high performance teams. Proven ability to forge productive relationships with customers (federal and military) and with strategic business partners.

Specialties: Marine power and propulsion systems, renewable energy technologies, marine and hydrokinetics, hydropower.

Michael Reed's Experience

Senior Engineer

U.S. Department of Energy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Currently supporting the Technical and Project Management Division (TPMD) within the Department's Loan Programs Office. The mission of LPO is to accelerate the domestic commercial deployment of innovative and advanced clean energy technologies at a scale sufficient to contribute meaningfully to the achievement of our national clean energy objectives—including job creation; reducing dependency on foreign oil; improving our environmental legacy; and enhancing American competitiveness in the global economy of the 21st century.

LPO executes this mission by guaranteeing loans to eligible clean energy projects (i.e., agreeing to repay the borrower’s debt obligation in the event of a default), and by providing direct loans to eligible manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles and components. The Loan Programs consist of three separate programs, Section 1703, Section 1705, and Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM). LPO has offered various solicitations for technologies that help to sustain economic growth, yield environmental benefits and produce a more stable and secure energy supply through these three programs.

Program Manager & Chief Engineer - Water Power Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

April 2010May 2014 (4 years 2 months) Washington, DC

Mr. Reed served as the Manager and Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Program (within the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)). The Water Power Program researches, tests, evaluates, and develops innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective electricity from water resources. This includes hydropower, as well as marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies, which capture energy from waves as well as riverine, tidal, and ocean currents.

Mr. Reed also served as the U.S. delegate and was the Vice-Chair of the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Executive Committee. The OES brings together countries to advance research, development and demonstration of conversion technologies to harness energy from all forms of ocean renewable resources, such as tides, waves, currents, temperature gradient (ocean thermal energy conversion and submarine geothermal energy) and salinity gradient for electricity generation, as well as for other uses, such as desalination, through international cooperation and information exchange.

Vice President - Clean Energy Technologies


May 2006March 2010 (3 years 11 months)

Was responsible for leading a comprehensive set of technical analytical, and strategic business planning activities for SENTECH’s Clean Energy Technologies business unit. This business unit supports federal and state level activities in wind, hydropower, ocean, solar thermal and photovoltaic, geothermal, and biomass / biofuels technologies and programs. Mr. Reed has significant experience in a wide range of power generation systems, including clean and renewable energy systems. His recent experience is focused on support to the Department of Energy’s research, development and deployment efforts of solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass power technologies. Mr. Reed has a comprehensive understanding of, and experience with the environmental, technical and economic issues and challenges associated with the development and deployment of these clean energy systems

Vice President - Military Programs

Columbia Research Corporation

August 2003May 2006 (2 years 10 months)

Responsible for the overall management, operations and business performance of the Military Programs Division, which provided a wide range of acquisition, life cycle logistics and engineering support to the US Navy, NAVSEA, NSWC (Carderock and Philadelphia), US Marine Corp / MARCORSYSCOM, and the US Coast Guard. Duties included overall operations management of all contracts and tasks within the Division, customer interface and relationship building, strategic business planning, marketing, new business development, and proposal management.

During my tenure with CRC, I assembled a highly capable leadership team that effectively and cooperatively identified key business opportunities with a singular focus of providing unmatched customer service combined with technical expertise.

Vice President - Marine Engineering & Logistics

Advanced Engineering and Research Corporation (AERA)

May 1997April 2003 (6 years)

Responsible for the overall management, operations, and business performance of the Marine Engineering & Logistics Division (the largest of four Profit & Loss (P&L) Centers within the company (company revenue totaled $52M in 2002). Responsibilities included strategic business planning and execution, contract and task management, marketing and new business development, customer relations, technical oversight and facilities management. Directed efforts that increased revenues 250% while doubling profit percentages over the last three years. Managed and directly contributed to the capture of numerous multi-year contracts. Led strategic initiatives that effectively expanded our business base from traditional NAVSEA HQ customers to include Naval Surface Warfare Centers, the U.S. Coast Guard, and multiple OEMs.

Biomass Power Program Manager

U.S. Department of Energy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

May 1992May 1997 (5 years 1 month)

Mechanical Engineer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Was responsible for the overall strategic program planning and execution efforts of DOE’s Biomass Power Program. Assessed the technical feasibility and economic potential of modular and utility-scale renewable biomass and other solar power generation technologies. This included trade-off assessments of competing technologies, and evaluations of environmental benefits. Responsible for promoting the incorporation of renewable technologies as a viable power resource in both domestic and international markets, and for fostering a strong domestic business base to develop these energy resources, provide the hardware/equipment, develop and deploy supporting infrastructures, and to undertake new project developments. Gained strategic insight into the federal budget process and federal contracting methodologies, and federally sponsored RDT&E programs.

Project Engineer

U.S. Navy / Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

May 1989May 1992 (3 years 1 month)

Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Propulsion Plant Project Office: Served as the lead Project Engineer for the SEAWOLF Improved Performance Machinery Program (IPMP) Main Propulsion Unit and Ship Service Turbine Generator Set programs. In this capacity, had responsibility for procuring state-of-the-art propulsion and electrical power generation systems for highly advanced, next-generation attack submarine designs.

Assisted with the formulation of development and acquisition plans, and management of the research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) aspects of these programs. Managed technical reviews and approvals of proposed system designs, test plans and test reports, Monitored schedule adherence and analyzed recovery plans to ensure production plans and vendor progress supported construction schedules. Regularly briefed senior Navy/NAVSEA personnel on program progress.

Mechanical Engineer

Advanced Technology, Inc.

August 1986May 1989 (2 years 10 months)

Provided technical engineering and program management support to NAVSEA’s Submarine Propulsion Systems Division. Reviewed and analyzed primary designs and fallback options for main propulsion units and power generation systems. Reviewed manufacturing processes and schedules, noise control programs and prototype testing programs. Ensured that all applicable specification requirements were satisfied. Consulted with various NAVSEA technical codes in the resolution of technical issues, and provided summary recommendations for detail design items.

Michael Reed's Skills & Expertise

  1. Renewable Energy
  2. Hydropower
  3. Solar Energy
  4. Maritime
  5. Proposal Writing
  6. Energy Efficiency
  7. Biomass
  8. Leadership
  9. Wind
  10. Sustainable Energy
  11. Energy
  12. Strategic Planning
  13. Project Management
  14. Management
  15. Program Management
  16. Marine Engineering
  17. MS Project
  18. New Business Development
  19. Photovoltaics
  20. Power Generation
  21. Energy Policy
  22. Environmental Impact Assessment
  23. Biofuels
  24. Cleantech
  25. Navy
  26. Environmental Awareness
  27. Government
  28. Water
  29. Energy Audits
  30. Alternative Energy
  31. Energy Management
  32. Climate Change

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Michael Reed's Education

The Johns Hopkins University

MS, Environmental Science and Policy


United States Merchant Marine Academy

BS, Marine Engineering


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