Meet the Team
Bob Kraft, President After 15 years in advanced aircraft engine engineering at GE and Pratt & Whitney Bob, with three partners, founded Power Systems Mfg., LLC in 1998 (PSM). Among its first products was a cutting edge ultra-low NOx combustion system for retrofit to GE and Westinghouse gas turbines that reduced engine emissions from 25 to less than 5 ppm NOx. The system is still in service today on dozens of units–and still world class performance. After the company was acquired by Calpine in late 2000 Bob remained as VP Engineering succeeding to the presidency in 2008 a year after Alstom acquired the company. Under his technical and business leadership PSM became the world's leading alternate source supplier of advanced components for the state-of-the-art F-class fleet of industrial gas turbines. The company's success was built around Bob's vision of adaptation of aerospace technology to industrial engines and reduced life-cycle cost for fleet owners. PSM also successfully entered both the gas turbine component repair business and the field service business growing sales to more than $100 Million and employment from a handful to well over 300 people. The value of the company was verified by its sale in 2007 for over $242 Million. PSM builds 100% of the replacement parts for 7EA/7FA/501F/6B, among others, giving Bob strong familiarity with the machines as evidenced by the more than 25 gas turbine related patents he's authored and more than 100 credited to PSM. Pat Conroy, Advisor Pat spent the majority of his career at Westinghouse in the power generation and nuclear businesses. His assignments included operations manager of the Nuclear Services Division followed by five years with worldwide P&L responsibility for Westinghouse's turbine generator service business. In the ‘90's he was Managing Director of a Britain-based joint venture with Rolls-Royce plc focused on the Central and Eastern European markets and simultaneously VP Power Systems Sales for Westinghouse's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. After leaving Westinghouse in 1997, he was SVP of Catalytica Energy Systems and CEO of Genxon Power Systems, LLC, a JV subsidiary of Catalytica which commercialized the first catalytic combustion system for gas turbines; eventually selling the technology to Kawasaki which continues to market it. In 2003 he joined Power Systems Mfg. as SVP responsible for sales and marketing. In seven years there he led the growth of the company's sales from $15 Million to over $100 Million, greatly broadening its customer base and entering a half-dozen new markets—principally in Asia and Latin America. At Catalytica and PSM he played a significant role in two major liquidity events. Pat earned a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point). Steven Quisenberry, Vice President Steve has over 17 years of advanced engineering and turbine experience beginning as a flight test engineer for Pratt & Whitney and advancing to the General Manager, Alstom Thermal Service Middle East Operations. As General Manager, Steve was responsible for mobilizing and building the PSM business in the Arabian Gulf. During his ten years with PSM, Steve held managerial positions in Customer Service Engineering, Tendering and led the Project and Long Term Service Agreement business. Steve graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
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