Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Transmission Developers, Inc.
Bob Harrison is Vice President of Engineering and Construction at Transmission Developers, Inc. He is a senior engineering / construction executive with over 30 years of operating experience in diverse markets including power (generation and transmission), industrial gases and petrochemicals.
Bob started his career in the natural gas industry, working as plant supervisor/field engineer in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant for a predecessor company to National Grid (NYSE: NGG).
From there he moved to Linde AG (XETRA: LIN) where he progressed into a senior project management role executing design/build projects worldwide. His time at Linde included a three year assignment at the parent company office in Munich, Germany where he led the development and commercial introduction of standard sized air separation plants.
During his time with EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME), Bob’s initial role was as Vice President, Operations overseeing a portfolio of mechanical and electrical contractors in the U.S. and Canada with combined revenue of $500M. Upon seeing the opportunities presented by changing energy markets, Bob accepted the role as Vice President, Construction Services in EMCOR’s energy subsidiary. There he led the largest business unit in the subsidiary in pursuit of design/build opportunities in the power generation markets.
In his most recent role as Vice President, Energy Infrastructure for AECOM (NYSE: ACM), he was recruited to AECOM to assume the operations lead in turning around their unprofitable energy division. In less than three years, it became the fastest growing unit at AECOM.
Mr. Harrison has served as Chairman and Executive Board member of the Long Island, NY section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is currently Chairman of the Departmental Advisory Board for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo.
He is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York and Vermont and holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the NYU- Tandon School of Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.
Harrison joined the Dean's Advisory Council in 2012.