R-V Industries is pleased to announce that Ken Barna, former regional director at Alstom CE, has joined the Power Generation Team at R-V as an area sales manager. Ken brings 27 years of experience in the power generation industry, where he specialized in boiler inspections, training, and solving combustion system and steam flow issues.
Ken joins an established industry-leading company with 35 years of experience in the power generation industry. The team, highlighted by John Grusha (Director of Combustion Systems), Dave Underwood (Power Market Manager), Don Rutherford (Senior Designer), and Jake Hultberg (Power Engineering Team Leader) has worked on hundreds of low NOx and equipment upgrades for utilities, generating tens of thousands of megawatts around the world. With the addition of Ken, the 5-member R-V leadership team has over 130 years of combined experience in the power generation industry.
To serve our customers in the Southcentral and Southeast regions of the U.S. more effectively, Ken will operate out of an office in North Carolina. In addition to sales, Ken’s technical expertise will expand our consulting capability through installation supervision and post-installation equipment tuning.
Ken has been in the power industry for 27 years: 24 years with CE/ABB/Alstom and 3 years with Duke Energy. Throughout his career, Ken has managed and conducted boiler inspections, instructed boiler and tube failure training sessions, and managed a network of service managers in the Southeastern US. At Duke, he served as the boiler engineer at Plant Allen while also reviewing boiler upgrades and making recommendations to resolve operational deficiencies at plants within the Duke fleet. In addition, Ken was the lead engineer on low-NOx retrofits for 11 units at Mt. Storm, Morgantown, Allen (Duke), and Possum Point stations.