Martin C. T. Anderson
President & CEO
Martin is the founder and driving force behind the success of Bridgestone Associates. He has over 43 years of diverse worldwide technical, business and management experience in the evaluation, development, financing, construction, operations and maintenance of power and other energy projects of all types, sizes and fuels. He has been responsible for the performance of studies and evaluations of over 500 energy projects and all the work output of Bridgestone Associates.
Before starting the Company in 1991, Martin held senior management positions with two leading independent power project owners and developers where he was responsible for identification, evaluation, development, permitting and design of cogeneration and independent power projects. Projects included biomass, hydro, wind, coal, waste coal, natural gas and oil and ranged in size from a few hundred kilowatts to over 500 MW.
Prior to his work in the independent power development industry, Martin held senior positions with two of the world’s leading power plant equipment manufacturers and service suppliers. Work included developing and financing a greenfield 17.5 MW biomass plant; developing a new Operations and Maintenance product line; developing a refurbishment and plant upgrade product line; managing power plant service work in the Middle East, Africa and Europe; and on-site power plant construction and service work worldwide.
He has had extensive hands-on and management experience in evaluating, designing, developing, financing, constructing, commissioning, operating and maintaining power plants and other energy projects throughout the world. He has performed numerous energy audits and studies for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. He has also represented the independent power industry in hearings before a number of state and federal bodies.
Martin holds a BSc Eng (with Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Brighton, Brighton, England and an MBA from Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a Senior Member of the Cogeneration and Competitive Power Institute of the AEE, and a Member of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.