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2019 - Celebrating 20 Years of Service and Innovation

Our Leadership Team

Experienced. Dedicated. Well-Versed.
 
Alex Hoffs, President

Alex Hoffs

President

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Alex Hoffs is President of PSM, appointed in 2010, and SVP for Ansaldo Energia, leading the global Other OEM Gas Turbine service business. He has 25+ years of gas turbine experience and held various leadership roles in new units and service, both in Europe and the United States. Alex sits on the Industrial Advisory Boards of ASME and the UCF College of Engineering. He actively supports the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, and lives with his family in Jupiter, Florida. Alex holds an advanced engineering degree from RWTH Aachen in Germany and obtained his Ph.D. from EPF Lausanne in Switzerland. He is a graduate of Alstom’s INSEAD Executive Leadership Program.
Tim teRiele

Tim teRiele

V.P., Chief Operating Officer

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Tim is responsible for PSM operations, including the entire range of products and service offerings.  He was previously head of Product Development and has subsequently assumed increased responsibility. Tim has over 30 years of experience in the gas turbine industry, including 9 years at Pratt & Whitney designing military gas turbine engines, and 3 years at Agilis Group developing solutions for Solar and Allied Signal gas turbines. In 1999, Tim joined PSM and has assumed several management positions of increasing responsibility in R&D and engineering. Tim obtained his BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida.

Chuck Biondo, VP Workshop Operations

Chuck Biondo

V.P., Reconditioning & Shop Operations

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Chuck is responsible for PSM Workshop Operations which includes Facilities Management, Repair Operations and in-house New Make Parts Manufacturing. Chuck was one of the original founders of PSM and has been with the Company since its inception 19 years ago. He has a total of 36 years of manufacturing experience in the gas turbine industry including 17 years at Pratt & Whitney. Chuck has a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Alabama and holds over 12 patents related to metallurgical processing in the manufacture of gas turbine components.
Jeff Benoit, VP Marketing & Strategy

Prakash Nair

Director, Commercial Operations & Int’l. Sales 

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Prakash Nair, as part of the sales team at PSM for the past 10 years, is accountable for overseeing the company’s global Long Term Agreement sales and tendering effort as well as the Asia sales team. His responsibilities include coordinating the right strategic value propositions and proposal that will match customer’s technical and economic needs for a safe, reliable and profitable plant operation.

Prakash’s previous experience includes working for TNB, a utility in Malaysia, and for Alstom Power in various positions based in SE Asia, Europe & USA. His past positions include key account management, strategy, product promotion & business development.

Prakash has nearly 21 years of gas turbine experience, and earned his BSME from Purdue University, USA and MBA from Cranfield University, UK.

Jeff Benoit, VP Marketing & Strategy

Jeff Benoit

V.P., Marketing & Strategy

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Jeff has been part of PSM’s Leadership team since 2001. He currently leads Global Product Management & Marketing for both PSM and Ansaldo Energia’s Power Service business. Prior to his time at PSM, Jeff was with GE for 16 years. His primary focus was in the development of advanced lean-premix low emission combustion system designs.  Jeff is the ex-offiico Chair of ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Electric Power Committee and holds four (4) US patents focused on innovative combustion technology.  He received his BSME from Clarkson University and MSME from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gail Cornforth

Director, Human Resources

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Gail was appointed Human Resources Director of PSM in 2014 and provides leadership on PSM’s personnel management and corporate HR strategy.  With over 13 years of experience with PSM’s parent company, Alstom, she advanced to HR Director of Thermal Services for North Europe.  She also served as SPX Corporation’s HR Director, UK and Ireland.  Gail holds an MA of Human Resource Management from Derby University in England.

Elisabeth Wuethrich

Director, Quality, EHS and IT

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Elisabeth is responsible for Quality Planning, Employee Health & Safety and Information Technology. Previously she was the Head of Quality and EHS at Alstom Switzerland in the Gas Turbine Service Business. In 2008 Elisabeth joined PSM in Jupiter and was appointed Director of Quality and EHS in 2009.  Elisabeth holds an advanced engineering degree in environmental engineering from ETH Zurich (Federal Technical Institute of Technology of Zurich, Switzerland) and obtained a post graduate diploma from PHW Business School in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

John Soderberg

John Soderberg

Legal Director

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John Soderberg was appointed Legal Director of PSM in 2011.  John previously held senior in-house legal positions in France, Italy and England.  Prior to joining PSM, John was Legal Director of Alstom Transport in Paris.  John has been admitted to the Bar Associations of Minnesota and Washington, DC and he is a Florida registered in-house counsel.  John is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. John received his JD degree (with honors) from George Washington Law School and his BA degree (with honors) from Stanford University.
Peter Stuttaford

Peter Stuttaford

CEO, Ansaldo Thomassen

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In 2018, Peter Stuttaford was appointed CEO of Ansaldo Thomassen, located in Rheden/Netherlands, working closely with PSM. Peter has 25+ years of experience in gas turbine design, and until recently lead the PSM Product Engineering unit. He holds 50+ patents in this field and is considered “the father” of PSM FlameSheet™ technology. As a global citizen, Peter enjoys traveling, sailing and exploring new boundaries. He started his career at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and holds a PhD from Cranfield University, England, a MS from the University of Florida, USA, and a BS from the University of Natal, South Africa.