Robert J. Foxen, P.E., C.E.M., Chief Executive Officer

Robert J. Foxen, P.E. Chief Executive Officer, Global Common, LLCMr. Foxen is a proven energy project developer and engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience in the energy and environmental fields. He recently managed microgrid feasibility studies funded by NYSERDA in Southampton, Greenport, and Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York. He previously developed and operated a variety of energy projects, including a 54-MW peaking plant in Greenport, New York; two 12.5-MW biomass fired power plants in California; a 500-kW anaerobic digester/cogeneration project in New York; and a 150,000-ton per year wood pellet plant in Georgia.

He previously co-founded and was CEO of ERM-New England, Inc., a leading environmental consulting company for Fortune 500 Companies. ERM was acquired in 2001 by 3i Group, plc, a London-based private equity firm. He also co-founded a boutique investment bank and insurance brokerage firm that arranges financing and insurance for brownfield site development. Also, Mr. Foxen has had first-hand environmental regulatory and policy experience with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Programs.

Mr. Foxen has a Bachelor of Science from Villanova University and a Masters of Engineering from Manhattan College. He also completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School. He is a registered professional engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and a Technical Assistance Partner with PSEG-Long Island, and a PACE Funding Partner.

James D. Fitzgerald, P.E., LSP, CEM – Senior Consultant

Mr. Fitzgerald has over 30 years of environmental and energy engineering consulting experience.  He was the engineer-of-record for numerous environmental engineering conceptual and final designs (including construction and start-up oversight), including thermal combustion and energy management assignments.  He has extensive experience optimizing cost-effective solutions to address facility water, wastewater, air, solid and hazardous waste management issues/inefficiencies.  He also has extensive experience in environmental health and safety auditing and permitting, and compliance management systems implementation.

Mr. Fitzgerald worked for several national/international environmental consulting firms with both technical and management leadership roles.  He is currently a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ Board of Trustees and Chair of the Academy’s Hazardous Waste Management and Site Remediation Committee.  He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College as well as several specialty certifications including certified energy manager.  He is a registered professional engineer in several states and a registered Massachusetts licensed site professional.

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