Full Name
Joseph Martorano
Job Title
Associate Principal
Speaker Bio
Joseph Martorano, PE, is an Associate Principal at Arup with over 30 years’ experience working in energy as a member of senior management. He has overseen teams of engineers, traders, designers and other professionals in the procurement and development of some of the nation’s largest energy portfolios. Joseph has in the course of his career served in senior management at utilities, EPC firms and consulting companies. Joe has been the chief executive at 2 ENR 500 engineering firms and COO of an ENR architectural firm. While with Kiely Engineering (ENR 485), Joe managed its operations including its 6 offices and overseas operations. Joe was responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm and through improved quality control, process improvement and good management, was able to within 3 years bring the firm from a negative 20% margin to a plus 9% margin. As the leader of Northeast-Western Energy Systems (ENR 286), Joe managed the operations and set the strategic plan for the firm. The firm developed major projects such as Hudson Yards microgrid in New York, Yokota Airforce Base microgrid in Japan, San Jose Microgrid in California and many others. Joe developed processes and systems that made the firm more efficient and profitable during his term. His techniques for management were based on the methods outlined in the book he wrote on managing engineering and technical firms. His career also includes time at Exelon, the nation's 99th largest company and U.S. largest utility, where he served as Senior Engineer of alternative energies, Director of Pricing, and Vice President of Supply Mangement. Joe developed the rules under which energy was deregulated in Pennsylvania and the balancing requirements for the PJM and ISO-NE RTOs. Joe has also spent time in senior management at Veolia, a fortune Global 500 firm, where he managed the company's mid-Atlantic operations. This included overseeing all aspects of the regions Profit and Loss. During Joe's career he has built a respected reputation in the energy industry and has been asked to speak at many conferences including the Internation District Energy Conferences, Association of Energy Engineers national conferences, IEEE conferences, and others. Joe was chosen by then Director of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, to develop the pricing mechanism for carbon trading and offsets within RGGI states. He was also commissioned as one of only 2 consultants by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to support the U.S. Conference of Catholic facilities mangers in implementing the Church's encyclical on climate change in the United States.
Joseph Martorano