ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— Guy Winebrenner, a professional engineer with more than four decades of experience, has joined RTI International as the new vice president for the Middle East energy sector.
Winebrenner, who will be based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has worked for more than 40 years in the planning, design and construction of power, natural gas, and water infrastructure projects. At RTI, he will focus on developing sustainable solutions to the energy and water challenges of the Middle East region, where efficiency is a prime goal.
"Guy's background in demand-side management, plus his past experience in the UAE, will make him an outstanding leader for our consulting practice in the Middle East," said Glenn Osmond, RTI's vice president for sustainable business solutions. "We are excited to welcome him to RTI."
Winebrenner comes to RTI from engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler, where he served as global director of energy. He also has 20 years of experience with large regional utilities including Progress Energy, now Duke Energy, and Delmarva Power.
Throughout the course of his career, Winebrenner has been involved in projects to increase energy efficiency in the cooling systems of high-rise buildings. He has managed the licensing and permitting process for nuclear, fossil and renewable power plants. He has also worked to protect and restore watersheds and wetlands.
Winebrenner is a professional engineer in four states and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Resources Association, and American Nuclear Society. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware.