McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage Group AnnouncesSeveral Leadership Promotions
With tremendous growth in the Renewable Energy and Storage sector, McCarthy Building Companies is pleased to announce several promotions, which will allow the group to continue to expand its presence in growing markets from coast to coast. The group brings technical expertise that provides clients with innovative and value-driven solutions in the renewable energy and storage sectors.
Since 2010, McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage group has completed more than 48 utility-scale clean energy projects in communities across the country, delivering a combined capacity of more than 3 Gigawatts (GW) of clean energy production and over 320 MW of energy storage. Nationally, McCarthy provides Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) services on utility-scale solar projects for private solar developers and utilities, helping them deliver cost-effective clean energy to the communities they serve.
Mike Corso is promoted to senior vice president of operations: Corso has 27 years of construction experience representing a diverse portfolio of solar and energy related projects across the country. He has been highly successful at forging effective collaboration among the owner, design team and subcontractors on utility-scale solar and energy storage projects. Corso’s continual focus on operational excellence, commitment to the team’s success, and commitment to instilling a “never give up” culture has been instrumental in the successful growth of McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage business. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Arizona Builder’s Alliance Leadership Development Forum, the Associated General Contractors of America, and leads McCarthy’s relationship with the Solar Foundation.
Dhruv Patel is promoted to senior vice president of EPC: Patel brings tremendous knowledge of the utility-scale solar and energy storage sector to McCarthy’s diverse portfolio of projects while overseeing business development, preconstruction and procurement of equipment. In his seven years with McCarthy, he has successfully built a team of design and procurement professionals allowing the Renewable Energy and Storage team to grow significantly over the past several years with projects in 15 states representing more than 3,800MW and 287MW/687MWh of energy storage. Patel earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Arizona State University (ASU), and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from ASU.
Nayan Bhakta is promoted to vice president of preconstruction: Bhakta has worked both domestically and internationally, designing and constructing large petrochemical projects. He joined McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage group in December 2014 as a preconstruction manager and has supported the pursuit and preconstruction efforts on more than 1.6 GW of projects, including the largest energy storage project in the world. Bhakta’s strong focus on process efficiency and genuine client engagement has been instrumental in positioning McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage group for success. In his new role, he will be leading the preconstruction and estimating efforts including identification of best value designs and solutions for clients. Bhakta earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona.
Matt McMullan is promoted to vice president of operations: McMullan spent the first seven years of his career working for McCarthy in Texas, before relocating to Atlanta where he led McCarthy’s first utility-scale solar project. His talent for building strong client relationships and effective communication with clients, engineering partners, and trade partners has brought exponential growth for McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage group across the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States.. McMullan is committed to training and developing top talent within the organization and is skilled at motivating teams and building a strong team culture. He earned his bachelor’s degree in construction science from Texas A&M University.
Dan Brown is promoted to vice president of operations: Brown joined McCarthy as a college intern and spent the past 15 years leading some of the firm’s most complex and technical projects. In addition to his focus on utility-scale solar projects, he also has vast experience in the construction of water/wastewater treatment plants and data centers. His focus on safety and project execution combined with his dedication to recruiting and developing top talent have established him as a strong leader in the Renewable Energy and Storage group. Brown’s conscientious and genuine approach to serving and working with McCarthy’s clients and business partners has earned him their respect. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Northern Arizona University.
“The promotions of Mike, Dhruv, Nayan, Matt and Dan are very well-deserved,” said Scott Canada, senior vice president of McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage group. ”They have been integral to the tremendous growth of our Renewable Energy and Storage portfolio over the past several years, and their leadership will allow us to further expand into new markets across the U.S. at a time when we are seeing renewable energy becoming more important than ever to so many more communities and businesses throughout the country.”