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CAIT Engineering Biographical Data

Introducing Jeff Palmer, P.E.:

Owner / Principal Engineer
Licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina
MSME - Portland State University, BSME - Auburn University

Jeff Palmer

I have over 25 years of experience in the industrial automation and controls field.  My background includes a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, power generation, fiberglass, semiconductor/clean room, food & beverage, films, textiles, and automotive manufacturing.  I have a well-proven success record in a number of roles including project management, green field design, system implementation, plant startup, system O&M technical direction, operator and technician training, and troubleshooting.  My last role prior to forming CAIT Engineering was senior automation engineer for the Ameresco renewable energy division.  As such I led the automation team and was responsible for the systems design, construction, commissioning, and support for over 20 renewable energy plants.  The system components included distributed IO factory floor controllers, supervisory HMI stations, historical data & alarms archives, Web-based dynamic production reports, data networks, Internet edge firewalls, and virtualization (VMware) platforms.  Current and former satisfied clients include GE Energy, BMW Manufacturing, Continental Tire, 3M, Kroger, Ameresco, Calpine, March Point Cogen and others.

Please feel free to contact me for a list of professional references.