Leading Aftermarket Service Provider for Multi-Platform OEM Gas Turbine Power Plants Worldwide

Our Management Team

Experienced. Dedicated. Well-Versed.

 

Alex Hoffs, President

Alex Hoffs

President

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Alex Hoffs is President of PSM, appointed in 2010. He has extensive experience in the Gas Turbine business, joining Alstom, a French multinational energy and rail company, in 1996 as an engineer for the GT24/GT26 Product Development unit.  He held various leadership roles in Alstom gas turbine development and service, both in Europe and in the United States. Alstom’s purchase of PSM in 2008 brought Alex to a leadership role in Jupiter, FL.  He currently oversees all of PSM’s business lines and operations, working closely with PSM’s parent organization, Ansaldo Energia.  Alex holds an advanced engineering degree from RWTH Aachen in Germany and obtained his Ph.D. in Science Technology from Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne in Switzerland.

Tim teRiele

Tim teRiele

Vice President, Products & Platforms

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Tim is responsible for Product Development at PSM.  He has over 28 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.

Robert Danenbergs, Finance Director

Robert Danenbergs

Chief Financial Officer

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Robert Danenbergs has led the Finance team since 2011, bringing 10 years’ experience in executive management to PSM. Before moving to the USA Robert previously held the position of Finance Director, Alstom Switzerland in the Gas Turbine Service business, having held various progressive roles within the Alstom Finance organisation.  In his current role, together with the management of his team, Robert holds a strategic coordination position with PSM’s parent company, contributing to the development of the PSM business direction and strategy, as well as having involvement in the commercial and risk management operational decisions . He is a UK Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent), and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern European History from the University of London, England.

Chuck Biondo, VP Workshop Operations

Chuck Biondo

VP, 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.

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.

Jeff Benoit, VP Marketing & Strategy

Jeff Benoit

Vice President, Marketing & Strategy

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Jeff is responsible for global Product Management & Strategy, Business Development, Collaborations and Marketing for both PSM and Ansaldo Energia’s Power Service business.   He has been with PSM since 2001, initially as the Director, and then Vice President of the Combustion Engineering R&D Group.  Prior to this, Jeff was with GE for 16 years, starting his career in the Aircraft Engine Group (now Aviation) in Lynn, MA. He then moved to the GE Power business in Schenectady NY, assuming positions of increasing technical responsibility and organizational leadership with a prime focus on the design, development and commercial introduction of advanced, low-emission combustion systems for B, E & F-class gas turbines.  Jeff, a holder of 4 patents, received his BS. from Clarkson University and MS. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) both in Mechanical Engineering.   He is also a graduate of GE’s Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) and Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE).

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.

 

Peter Stuttaford

Peter Stuttaford

Director, Research & Development

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Peter Stuttaford was appointed Director of R&D of PSM in 2014.  With 23 years of experience in the field of gas turbine engineering, Peter has senior leadership expertise and is responsible for new product development. He holds 40 patents in the field of gas turbine development.  With 15 years of experience at PSM, he previously held various positions within the PSM combustion organization before taking responsibility for leading the group, successfully developing advanced technologies for commercial field application. Prior to joining PSM, Peter worked as a combustion engineer at Pratt & Whitney Canada. He 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.

 

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.