Paul Larsen serves as the Fuel Applications Engineer for Envision Waste Services, LLC. Mr. Larsen is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 40 years experience in Power Plant design, construction, and operation. Mr. Larsen has a broad range of experience including power plant design, start up, construction, and optimization. Mr. Larsen has provided assistance on the testing and development of engineered fuel produced at the Medina County Central Processing Facility and has been instrumental in the application of that material as a fuel feedstock for utility and industrial boilers. He is an expert in fuel applications for power plant boilers.
Mr. Larsen presently serves as Founder and President of Power Generation Associates, LLC. His company acts as a Manufacturers Representative, selling engineered products for multiple Companies to Electric Utilities and Industrial plants in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company also provides consulting engineering and project management services for companies owning Utility and Industrial boilers.
Mr. Larsen was formerly employed at the Babcock & Wilcox Company headquartered in Barberton, Ohio. B&W is a 140 yr old Company and one of the largest power plant boiler manufacturers in the world. Paul was employed at B&W for over 30 years. Most recently at B&W he served as a Regional Manager and a Senior Project Manager of their International Service Division. In his capacity at B&W, Paul managed projects involving power plant retrofits, rebuilds, and modifications throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other areas around the globe. Mr. Larsen created proposals for new work totaling in excess of $150,000,000 and managed three major contracts for a Dominican Republic Power Company with a value in excess of $11,000,000 and was instrumental in selling a pulp and paper project in Brazil with a value exceeding $19,000,000. Mr. Larsen’s experience at B&W also includes start up and commissioning of both utility and industrial boiler island equipment; boiler design; performance engineering; product design and development where he profitably managed a department with an operating budget in excess of $1 million; new product development and project management.
Mr. Larsen has extensive experience in the Refuse to Energy business segment of B&W, including development of project specific opportunities for refuse fired boilers, full service projects and resource recovery turnkey plants where he worked closely with Cities and Municipalities.
Mr. Larsen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Public Works Association, National Solid Waste Management Association, Solid Waste Association of North America, and TAPPI – a Pulp and Paper Association. Mr. Larsen holds several patents.