John A. Whitten

Director of Projects


As an experienced Project Manager, John has over 25 years of experience in the management and engineering of Industrial Automation. 

He has experience managing over $100MMUSD of projects over a seventeen (17) year experience

He has had full scope responsibilities for the full project life cycle from project initiation through design, production, test, installation and startup.

John has experience with delivery of new Distributed Control Systems for new facilities, primarily in Utilities including Combined Cycle Power Plants, Coal/Oil/Gas Power Plants, Renewables (Biomass) Power Plants, Water Treatment Plants.

He also has experience in other Industrial, Process  and Government facilities.

He also has experience with upgrade of legacy systems whether through upgrade or complete replacement of obsolete systems.


Siemens Energy, Inc,  Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Four (4) years as Senior Project Manager,  Power Generation Division,  Instrumentation, Electrical & Controls Group

Valmet (formerly Metso), Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19435

Six (6) years as Senior Project Manager,  Power Plant Automation

ABB, Inc (formerly Bailey Controls), Wickliffe, Ohio 44060

Seven (7) years as a Senior Project Manager,  Power Plant Automation

Two (2) years as a Senior Proposal Specialist, Combined Cycle Power Plants

Boyce Engineering International, Inc,  Houston, Texas

Five (5) years as Project Engineer, Condition Monitoring Systems Group

Halliburton Services Research and Development Center, Duncan, Oklahoma

Three (3) years as a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Instruments & Controls Group



John is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

He has also participated in numerous corporate Project Management Trainings while working for Siemens, Metso and ABB.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

He also attended graduate courses at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the areas of Instrumentation,  Control Systems, Computer Aided Design, Artificial Intelligence


John participates in the Project Management Institute

John is a regular speaker, evaluator and Toastmaster at his local Toastmaster organization.


John participates in the Advanced Technology Development Center at the Georgia Tech – Enterprise Innovation Center

John previously has participated as a technical member in the Instrumentation Society of America (ISA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 

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