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Bob Patton

Renewable energy professional

Falmouth, United States

Industry Category: Energy Producers- Developers

Personal Website Link:: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-patton/1/a48/251 Video URL Link: http:// Renewable energy project development, business development, asset management, project/asset sales, and construction. I enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative, results-oriented and challenging professional position which encourages initiative and creativity.

Bob Patton'S Overview


Robert C. Patton


To work in a dynamic, collaborative, results-oriented and challengingprofessional position which encourages initiative and creativity


Successful manager and interdisciplinary team leader

Proven communication, writing and team building skills,computer savvy

Well-developed presentation, persuasion and analyticalskills

Energetic, creative, resourceful, enterprising, broadthinker


Work History

 First WindEnergy, Portland, Maine                                                      

SeniorManager, Asset Management/Operations         

With seven operating wind farms andfive under construction, I was promoted to help shift company focus from Development to Operations. I developed theprocedure then transitioned completed projects from development/construction tooperations, created vision and laid groundwork for an integrated real estatemanagement system, developed surplus property procedure and negotiated sale ofassets, managed landowner relations, property tax negotiations, operationalcompliance issues, turbine storage process and maintenance of stored turbines.

Northeast DevelopmentManager                                                     

Lead, managed and supported allaspects of the development of utility-scale wind projects from initial siteidentification through construction. Responsibilities included;feasibility and risk analysis,site layout, land acquisition, development schedule and budget, wind energyassessment, site suitability, interconnection/transmission strategy, turbineselection, permitting schedule and status, interface with local, state andfederal agencies and regulators, and public outreach, as well as oversight ofmultiple contractors including civil and electrical engineering, environmentalstudies, permitting, and legal; and prepared and presented detailed projectanalysis to key stakeholders.

FPL Energy, Inc., Lewiston and Yarmouth, Maine                           

Senior ProductionLeader Hydro and Fossil                               

Key management role responsible for all cost-based businessaspects of 36 Mainehydro-electric facilities and three fossil-fueled electric generationfacilities. Responsibilities included:

  • Developed, negotiated, implemented, tracked, forecasted and updated six year base O&M, Project and Capital budgets totaling $29.5 million annually
  • Provided leadership, management and oversight of all Maine sites purchasing and procurement for materials and services, including policy and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, transaction execution and approval process, bids and bidding process, monthly and annual accrual process, vendor contracts and relations, project tracking and sales tax reporting. Provided site solutions, databases, infrastructure, work processes and policies to achieve results. Developed and tracked key indicators to measure performance.
  • Provided leadership, management and oversight of all Maines inventory functions encompassing $4.5M in parts and supplies throughout 14 locations. Ensured compliance with Corporate policies and Sarbanes-Oxley narratives, provided support, training and peer review of critical processes, including shipping and receiving, ordering, issuing, data management, quarterly and annual inventory, valuation and reporting
  • Provided management and oversight of Maines union and non-union clerical functions, including AP, timekeeping, payroll, filing and file structure, training and support
  • Managed combined real estate holdings of 39 discrete locations, comprising in excess of 10,000 acres, including stewardship, acquisitions, sales, easements, leases, rentals, timber and gravel sales, and containing more than 250 small recreation sites.
  • Managed the rapid expansion and growth of the recreational utilization of company property, providing annually for more than 60,000 whitewater rafting visitors and other recreational visitors

SeniorResource Specialist/Production Leader - Hydro               

Multi-faceted position starting up and operating newlyacquired Hydro division. Responsible for Business, Real Estate, Fisheries,Biology, Recreation, and Public Relations functions, with five professional-leveldirect reports under which are an additional seven people.

        Managed all cost-basedbusiness aspects of 36 Maine-based hydro-electric facilities, with a combined$20 million annual budget, including budget preparation and negotiation,project review and approvals, cost tracking and reporting, authoring businessand operating plans, establishing and tracking indicators

        Managedcombined real estate holdings in excess of 10,000 acres and 36 discrete hydrosites

        Managed theexpansion and growth of the recreational utilization of company property

        Establishedand implemented new business practices, procedures, structure and reporting,and negotiated deliverables with counterparts and senior management

        Managed andoversaw staff biologists conducting aquatic, avian, and macroinvertibratestudies necessary for operational license compliance

        Managedfisheries staff operating fish lifts/ladders, conducting effectiveness studies

        Specified,built and maintained various tracking, reporting, workflow and knowledgemanagement databases using Lotus and Microsoft products

Real EstateConsultant                                                               

Worked with a small, talented transition team facilitatingFPL Energys $846 million acquisition of Central Maine Power Companys generatingunits. This involved high-level negotiations and decision making on assetacquisition, transition of ownership, demarcation of boundaries, andpost-closing operations.

Central MainePower Company, Augusta, Maine                          

ProgramManager, Business Development                                     

        Lead andmanaged the development, design, programming, operation, training, maintenanceand marketing of an economic development database system linking commercialreal estate and economic development professionals, with 65+ installations and250+ users across the state.

        Developed,wrote and executed business plans, and provided strategic future vision,project milestones, prioritized goals and objectives, and directed, coached andencouraged team members and others from diverse functions to help achieve thesegoals.

        Developedinternal and external partnerships, alliances and relationships with dataproviders, system users and stakeholders, including all the State, regional andsub regional economic development organizations, various industry groups,outside data and programming vendors and practically every commercial realestate brokerage in the state.

        Activelyrecruited new users onto the system by giving more than 150 presentations, fromKittery toCaribou to the Governors office.

 Senior RealEstate Agent                                                                  

        Handled realestate purchases, sales, due diligence, property aggregations and negotiationsand appraisals, drafted and interpreted contracts, legal documents and deeds,ordered and reviewed surveys, environmental studies and title searches andmaintained property and transaction records.

AllainMortgage Resources, Inc., Sanford, Maine                                     

Co-founder of a small mortgage company

        Provided realestate and industry input in founding of company

        Developed andmarketed unique services and products to residential real estate agencies andthe public

        Recruited,trained and supervised mortgage specialists, and wrote and edited trainingmaterials, helped establish and maintain working relationships with lendinginstitutions, investors, title companies, surveyors, real estate agencies andattorneys

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