Mark Ring

Work History

Work History

Controls Field Technician

Siemens Energy

Provided control system installation and commissioning services for the power generation industry. 

Key Achievements:

  • Gained expertise on Siemens gas turbines, GT mechanical, GT auxiliaries, GT controls, commissioning and startup principals as well as inspection and fact finding principals.
  • Applied technical skills in commissioning and startup of 3X1 combined cycle plant; Siemens 501FDIII, Nooter Erikson Boiler, and Siemens KN ST

Technical Proficiencies

Siemens 501D, SGT6-3000E, 501F, SGT6-5000 (F4) ULN, V84, V94.2, V94.3, KN/HE Steam Turbines, HRSG Controls, BOP Controls (TXP, Simadyn, T3000), Microsoft Suite and Microsoft Projects. Expert Level Knowledge: Excel, Advanced Data Analysis. Basic Java and C++

Controls Group Operations Leader

PROENERGY SERVICES

Led design of Allen-Bradley-based plant control systems and executed through multidisciplinary team of 14 direct/15 indirect reports. Steered processes and group deliverables with an emphasis on cost control and efficiency; achieved targeted results by standardizing control designs, streamlining work flow, and creating work instructions that complied with ISO guidelines.

Key Achievements:

  • Successfully leveraged the organization’s purchasing power with supplier to realize a 35% discount (up from 12%) on key controls hardware.
  • Slashed control project expenses by more than 80% by successfully standardizing designs and streamlining work flow processes.
  • Championed standardization companywide and generated significant cost savings across multiple lines of business.
May 2012 - Present

Consulting Commissioning Lead/Site Manager

SIEMENS ENERGY

Demonstrate expertise while engaged in a wide range of project-based management roles. Establish objectives and lead teams of up to 20 Technical Field Advisors (TFA) in commissioning of $100 million power plants. Align technical functions with client needs; implement strategies to limit commercial liability. Manage mobilization efforts. Deliver safety training to new team members. Delivered TFA support for dual fuel commissioning. Supported TFAs in execution of simple cycle commissioning.

Key Achievements:

  • Earned greater responsibility and high-profile assignments during project life cycle after repeatedly delivering excellence; progressed from process controls role to Site Manager.
  • Led teams in execution of projects at simple and combined cycle plants; gained exposure to multiple turbines, steam turbines, H.R.S.G. controls, and BOP controls.
  • Built high-performance teams by setting high standards, promoting collaboration, instilling accountability, and regularly monitoring performance. 
Sep 2011 - May 2012

Turbine Controls Engineering Specialist

Calpine

Applied technical expertise to provide controls service engineering support for fleet of power plants. Managed all aspects of controls service engineering.

May 2003 - Mar 2009

Consulting Controls Commissioning Engineer/Service Engineer

Multiple Companies

Employed expertise to perform full range of service engineering support functions. Delivered comprehensive service engineering support for Siemens KN steam turbine. Engaged in turbine commissioning and startup. Performed service engineering support and combustion tuning.

Key Achievements:

  • Gained expertise on Siemens gas turbines, GT mechanical, GT auxiliaries, GT controls, commissioning and startup principals as well as inspection and fact finding principals.
  • Applied technical skills in commissioning and startup of 3X1 combined cycle plant; Siemens 501FDIII, Nooter Erikson Boiler, and Siemens KN ST

Technical Proficiencies

Siemens 501D, SGT6-3000E, 501F, SGT6-5000 (F4) ULN, V84, V94.2, V94.3, KN/HE Steam Turbines, HRSG Controls, BOP Controls (TXP, Simadyn, T3000), Microsoft Suite and Microsoft Projects. Expert Level Knowledge: Excel, Advanced Data Analysis. Basic Java and C++

Education

Education
Jan 2012 - Present

Masters

Keller School of Management

Expected 2014

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

B.S.

DeVry University