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LEONARD M. GRILLO, P.E.
Principal

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Grillo has spent over 40 years specializing in waste-to-energy. He has been responsible for work in all aspects of the industry, including:

  • Project planning and feasibility studies;
  • Conceptual design and vendor design review;
  • Expert testimony;
  • RFP preparation and proposal evaluation;
  • Vendor Evaluation and Selection;
  • Project development and contract negotiation;
  • Feasibility studies for financing;
  • Plant improvement and refurbishment;
  • Troubleshooting;
  • Construction monitoring; and
  • Performance testing.

Mr. Grillo has worked on 36 waste-to-energy facilities in the US, and has administered the on-site QRO exam for candidates at an additional 31 facilities. Mr. Grillo's primary areas of expertise are performance testing and optimization of plant operation. He has been responsible for various aspects of performance testing for over 25 resource recovery facilities, including one wood-fired power plant and one medical waste-to-energy facility.  In 2014, Mr. Grillo received the ASME/IT3 Pioneer Award.

CREDENTIALS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
B.S., Environmental Engineering - 1972
M.E., Environmental Engineering - 1977

Professional Engineer:
NH

 

2014 ASME/IT3 Pioneer Award Recipient 

 

ASME QRO Provisional Certificate; ASME Representative for administering QRO site-specific exams

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - 1981 - - Life Member


ASME Materials and Energy Recovery Division (formerly Solid Waste Processing Division):

Executive Committee - 2015 - -

Executive Committee - 2003 - 2008 (Chairman 2005 - 2007)

1994 Conference and Exhibit Chairman - 1992 - 1994

Executive Committee - 1987 - 1992 (Chairman 1991-1992)

Membership Chairman - 1985 - 1988

Technical Program Chairman - 1982

ASME PTC 34 Committee - 1988 - Present

American Academy of Environmental Engineers - Diplomate 1985 - 2000
Member, Solid Waste Committee - 1987 - 1989

Institute of Professional Environmental Practice - QEP - 1994 - 2000

 

Co-Author, Municipal Waste Combustion, "Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers", McGraw Hill,12th Edition, 2017 

Author, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Combustion Plants, "Waste to Energy Conversion Technology", Woodhead Publishing, 2013

Co-Author, Waste-to-Energy Combustion, "Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy", CRC Press, 2007