Tuesday, December 9, 2014
John O’Connor has joined Olsson Associates as a business development leader for Olsson’s energy market sector. O’Connor’s responsibilities will include growing Olsson’s presence in emerging energy sectors by analyzing trends and proposing strategies to meet and exceed clients’ needs. He will also be responsible for growing Olsson’s services for private wind farm and solar energy owners and developers who are driving the expanding renewable energy market.
“John’s experience and the contacts he’s made not only in the Midwest but also throughout the nation will greatly enhance Olsson’s presence among energy providers looking for a full range of development services,” said Ryan Beckman, Olsson’s senior vice president of sales and new business. “We are excited to have John lead our growing energy initiative.”
O’Connor has nearly 25 years of professional experience in successful economic development and renewable energy market consulting. He’s spearheaded marketing plans to recruit ethanol production investment, assisted existing industries with their expansion projects and developed excellent relationships with leading renewable energy developers to better understand the industry’s market needs. O’Connor also has extensive program management experience with renewable energy development projects for a major utility.
O’Connor has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a certificate in economic development from the University of Oklahoma.
Olsson Associates provides engineering and design services in transportation, structural, water resources, water/wastewater, land development, landscape architecture and urban planning, environmental resources and compliance, survey, technology, geotechnical and mechanical/electrical. The firm has more than 20 offices in the Midwest and Southwest United States.