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Management Team
Jarlath McEntee
Vice President, Engineering & Chief Technology Officer

Education

Master of Science in mechanical engineering • Dartmouth College • 1989.
Bachelor of Science in engineering • University College, Dublin • 1986.

Professional Experience

Vice President, Engineering & Chief Technology Officer • ORPC • 2008-present.
Oversees the technical direction and engineering management of ORPC’s proprietary technology, including turbine design, optimization program, and turbine site testing.

Interim Director • Tidal Energy Device Evaluation Center, Maine Maritime Academy • 2007- 2008.
Created a test center for renewable tidal power turbines and managed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permitting, including consultations with federal, state and local agencies. Directed TEDEC fundraising from federal and state sources and performed community outreach.

President • McEntee Mechanical Design, LLC • 1994-2007.
Managed engineering teams, technology transfer, intellectual property, and regulatory issues for domestic combined heat and power systems and micro-refrigeration technologies. Performed design and analysis of micro-mechanical structures, Stirling cycle refrigerators and engines, residential heat exchanger units, lab and test equipment, and domestic combined heat and power systems.

Director of Engineering • External Power, LLC • 1999.
Created engineering teams to commercialize distributed biomass combined heat and power generators; organized transfer of technology from R&D houses to External Power; established management systems for External Power’s intellectual property. Coordinated effort to transform the design of a prototype engine into a design for high-volume manufacture.

Assistant Professor of Engineering • Maine Maritime Academy • 1994-1997; 2000-2001.
Structured and taught courses in engineering, power engineering technology, and marine engineering systems. Design Engineer • Sunpower, Inc. • 1989-1994.
Structured and taught courses in engineering, power engineering technology, and marine engineering systems.

Patents

1) WO/2006/008540: Method and apparatus for instability detection and correction in a domestic combined heat and power unit
2) O/2006/040584: A magnet assembly for a linear electromechanical machine
3) WO/2005/076429: Apparatus for connecting a prime mover driven alternator to a circuit with an existing alternating current
4) US5941079: Microminiature stirling cycle cryocoolers and engines, 1999
5) US5749226: Microminiature stirling cycle cryocoolers and engines, 1998
6) US5461859: Centering system with one way valve for free piston machine, 1995.