Residing Board Members
The ENENG Supervisory Board is a collection of industry and energy-related professionals providing a regional, national and international perspective on trends and goals in energy-related fields. The committee shares professional and industry knowledge so energy programming at Greater Allegheny is relevant in both current and future jobs in the energy sector.
Art Baldwin, President and Managing Partner of TSE & B Consulting LLC
Art Baldwin is an internationally-recognized fossil energy expert with more than 35 years of scientific, engineering, and management experience in government, industry, and academia. He was a senior manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory working in the areas of Advance fuels and power systems. Baldwin served in the oil and gas industry in numerous engineering and management capacities, including senior staff member to the president of Gulf Science and Technology Corporation (Gulf Oil). Actively involved in his community, he has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Penn State Eberly College of Science Alumni, the Pennsylvania Commission on Aging, Noah’s Ark Community Center and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Baldwin has a master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.
Rick Grendys, Director and Account Manager at Westinghouse Electric Company
Rick is an Alliance Director and Customer Account Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company where he has worked for the last 26 years. As a certified Project Manager and Green Belt leader, he has extensive experience in account and project management in the commercial nuclear energy industry. His most recent responsibilities include managing a ten-year alliance contract with South Texas Nuclear Operating Company. He earned his B.S. degree with Mechanical Engineering degree with distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1992. Rick expects to earn his Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree in May 2020 from Pennsylvania State University.
Wade Lipscomb, Reservoir Engineer at Range Resources Corporation
Wade currently works as a Reservoir Engineering at Range Resources, a leading independent natural gas company. He is the head coach and vice president of Pittsburgh’s Boxing Club in Mount Washington passing on his 13 years of experience there. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Wade began the 2+2 program in engineering in at Penn State Greater Allegheny completing his degree at University Park earring a B.S in Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Jonathan Nadle, Founding Partner of L & J Squared Homes
Jonathan has spent 21 years in the energy efficiency field, conducting hundreds of building energy audits, and teaching contractors efficiency principles and techniques. He has earned Analyst and Building Shell certifications from the Building Performance Institute and managed a utility Demand-Side Management program. He has provided quality assurance audits for utility weatherization programs and private builders. Jonathan is the president of the Pittsburgh area environmental group, GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution), and works as the Energy Efficiency Director for L & J Squared Homes, a company he co-founded. Jonathan earned a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State.
Ryan Novosedliak, Energy Engineer at CLEAResult
Ryan brings first-hand experience to the committee as a graduate of the Energy Engineering program at Penn State. He currently works as an energy engineer for CLEAResult, an energy efficiency company. As an Engineer in Training, Ryan is working on becoming a licensed practicing engineering in Pennsylvania. Ryan is also a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers. Ryan started in the 2+2 plan at Penn State Greater Allegheny completing his final two years at University Park earning a B.S. in Energy Engineering.
John Traina, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NCRx Optical Solutions Inc.
John Traina is a highly successful entrepreneur and innovator. He founded United Sciences, Inc., which under his leadership developed innovative pollution monitoring equipment and became the dominant provider of such equipment to the utility industry. He founded United Sciences Testing, Inc., which developed, sold and leased innovative calibrating equipment for pollution monitoring devices. He is the holder of 20 patents and holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Bob Walters, Founder of BlueRoof Technologies and Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering at Penn State University
Professor Walters has actively been part of Penn State Greater Allegheny for over 40 years, leading in areas of Telecommunications Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering. As Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bob developed a 4-year IST and a Nanotechnology Associates degree programs at Penn State. With his private consulting engineering firm, Bob developed medical electronic devices including pacemakers, and low-cost implantable devices for research. In 2002 he founded BlueRoof Technologies, a non-profit technology company that develops and builds 'smart homes' designed to enable both elderly and disabled veterans to live independently through creative design and technology. Bob earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.