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11. Contacting Us
One Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, New York 11747
Dario Rajkovic - Director of Advisory Services
Mr. Rajkovic is responsible for managing the technical due diligence consultancy at Sigma. In this capacity, Mr. Rajkovic provides and manages a wide variety of consulting services for transactions including construction financing, leases, project development and planning, mergers & acquisitions, tax equity participation and other privatization initiatives related to power generation, renewables and waste to energy facilities. While at Sigma, Mr. Rajkovic has provided consulting services on the buy, sell and development side for over 50,000 MW of fossil generation assets and over 20,000 MW of wind assets. Mr. Rajkovic has over 28 years of multi-disciplinary experience in engineering with 22 years of experience in the Power Industry. Prior to joining Sigma, Mr. Rajkovic was with a major Original Equipment Manufacturer, ABB (Now Alstom) involved in the design, construction and commissioning of major plant equipment such as gas turbines, steam turbines and steam generators. Prior to his tenure in the Power Industry, Mr. Rajkovic was involved in the design and development of military aircraft for a major aircraft manufacturer with specific emphasis on aerodynamic and computational fluid dynamics as well as aircraft guidance and control. He earned Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from the Poytechnic Institute of New York University.
Richard A. Realmuto - Senior Advisor
Mr. Realmuto is principal investigator for numerous commercial and utility solar power projects and/or provides specialty support to other principal investigators for electrical systems design review. Rich has over 20 years experience in operations, management, analysis, design, construction, commissioning and start-up of electrical power generation facilities, with wide-ranging knowledge in electrical power generation, distribution, control and instrumentation systems. He has direct experience with combustion turbine, combined cycle, central heating and cooling, waste water treatment, mission critical, recycling, waste to energy, solar and wind turbine facilities. In prior roles, he has served as Regional Manager of a company specializing in testing, commissioning and maintenance of electrical power systems; Plant Manager for 40 MW combined cycle cogeneration plant in Coney Island, NY; and a Project Engineer for a utility company, responsible for the coordination of the electric and gas systems interconnection of non-utility generation projects. Mr. Realmuto earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, as well as a Master of Science in Environmental Technology, New York Institute of Technology.
John Sasso - CEM, Senior Advisor
As part of the Advisory Services Group, John Sasso provides a wide range of owners engineering services and asset optimization services to the power industry. John has been in the power generation business for 20 years as a developer, asset manager and plant manager of various gas turbine facilities in New York. He is skilled in performing financial and technical analyses, budgeting, negotiating contracts, plant commissioning, plant performance testing and developing high performance teams. Mr. Sasso has a strong track record of increasing profitability and reliability with innovative, cost effective solutions at various gas turbine combined cycle generation facilities which he managed. He served as Chairman of the Eastern Turbine User Group from 1995 to 2003. In addition, Mr. Sasso served as the Assistant Director of Utilities at Stony Brook University, managing the campus electric, chilled water, hot water and natural gas campus distribution systems. John Sasso earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union School of Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. Mr. Sasso is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Demand Side Manager (CSDM).
Dennis S. Shikar - Senior Advisor
Mr. Shikar, a senior consultant in the Advisory Services Group, is responsible for the sourcing, management and execution of due diligence assignments for equity investors and lenders in the electric power industry. He has over 40 years of experience in the energy and electric power industries involving fossil, nuclear, renewable and advanced generating technologies. In addition to providing due diligence on acquisitions and refinancing of energy and power projects, he has provided owners engineering services for domestic and international power and energy projects. Prior to joining Sigma in 2005, Mr. Shikar was a project manager at Burns and Roe Enterprises where he was responsible for the execution of a broad range of energy projects including feasibility studies, economic analyses, system planning studies, independent engineering assessments, site selection studies, appraisals and valuation studies. Between 1982 and 1996, Mr. Shikar also served as Burns and Roe’s project manager/principal investigating on a broad range of technical and financial consultancy assignments associated with the government of Hong Kong’s monitoring of their domestic energy supply companies. Mr. Shikar earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Cooper Union and Master of Science and Engineer’s Degrees from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
John M. DaCosta – Director
Mr. DaCosta is a senior member of the Advisory Team at Sigma Energy Solutions with 30 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sector as a principal investor in the power M&A sector and as a technical and transaction advisor. Mr. DaCosta spent more than four years in principal investing as a senior member of the Investment Team at Abatis Capital and AllCapital from 2006 to 2010 where he led the Origination function and sourced and screened greater than 350 investment opportunities. At Sigma Energy Solutions, he has served as Senior Director and Program Manager focusing on conventional power and renewable energy projects including wind and solar energy, as well as infrastructure, including water/wastewater and gas distribution systems. He has managed and performed advisory services on over 140 projects for structured financing or asset/corporate acquisitions in the U.S., Europe and South America. In prior roles, he has served as Regional Manager for two engineering practices from 1989 through 1993 and in multiple sales and marketing capacities. Mr. DaCosta earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Anthony B. DeCristofaro, P.E. – Director of Engineering
Mr. DeCristofaro is the Director of Engineering at Sigma Energy Solutions with over 22 years experience in the energy and infrastructure sector. Mr. DeCristofaro has held various technical and management positions at prominent energy sector institutions including Duke Energy, ABB, Alstom and Areva, where he was involved in the development, design and due diligence of power stations, electrical transmission and distribution systems, natural gas networks, and other infrastructure projects and assets. In total, he has been involved in the support of well over 100 power generation (including fossil-fueled, hydro, solar, biomass and other renewables), transmission and distribution networks, development projects, acquisitions and financings. More recently, Mr. DeCristofaro has worked as a Director at Abatis Capital and AllCapital and was involved in the valuation, risk assessment and screening of energy facility investments and performed commercial contract negotiations for U.S. power facilities. Mr. DeCristofaro holds a current Professional Engineering license in New York State and a Bachelor of Science from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Peter M Kelly, P.E. - Chief Electrical and I&C Engineer
Mr. Kelly, Chief Electrical and I&C Engineer, is the technical lead responsible for the Electrical Engineering and design and Instrumentation & Controls Engineering and design for Sigma Energy Solutions. He has been involved in all phases of electrical and I&C power plant engineering for fossil powered and nuclear powered facilities. He has also been responsible for design engineering studies of power plant repowering for plants up to 1000 MW power plant; transmission line studies related to power plant siting; control systems upgrades of oil and gas fired power plant; and numerous evaluations of in-plant electrical distribution systems. Mr. Kelly was responsible for electrical and I&C upgrades to resource recovery facilities (Waste to Energy), combined cycle power plants (GE 7FA and Siemens Units) and simple cycle gas turbine power plants (GE 7EA and LM 6000). Mr. Kelly has also been responsible for engineering, specifying, evaluating and implementing PLC and DCS control system upgrades and designs of new control systems for fossil and nuclear power plants, cogeneration facilities and other energy conversion facilities. Mr. Kelly is an author of three published technical papers. Mr. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Kelly is a registered electrical engineer in several states.
Roger A. Martinsen, P.E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer
Roger Martinsen is the Chief Mechanical Engineer at Sigma Energy Solution with over 30 years of experience in the engineering and design of fossil fueled power generating stations. Mr. Martinsen’s experience ranges from plants firing coal, gas, oil and refuse; and the type of plants range from conventional high pressure steam powered condensing steam turbine generating stations, waste to energy plants, gas turbine generator combined cycle plants, cogeneration plants utilizing gas turbine generators with backpressure steam turbine generators and to simple cycle gas turbine generators. Mr. Martinsen’s experience spans from the conceptual design phase, through the detail engineering and design phase, and on to the construction management/startup and commissioning phase. Recent experience has been focused on projects involving gas turbines for combined cycle, cogeneration, and simple cycle plants. The gas turbine based plants range in size from a 13 MW combined cycle plant to 500/1000 + MW combined cycle plants. The most recent project is for a fully engineered and designed plant, which is a just completed simple cycle plant based on a General Electric LM-6000 gas turbine generator. Mr. Martinsen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics from Hofstra University, an MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University and an MBA Degree from Adelphi University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Maryland, Delaware, Minnesota, Alaska, Arizona, and Louisiana.
Gary W. Petric, P.E. - Director of Project Management & Support Services
Mr. Petric is the Director of the Project Management team at Sigma with more than 32 years of experience in the analysis, project engineering, design and management of projects related to fossil fueled utility and industrial facilities. His present responsibilities include providing direction to the project management team on Sigma engineering power projects relative to project execution, scope and cost controls, schedule control/monitoring, and coordinating overall client interface. He has held positions as Senior Project Manager, Technical Manager, Project Engineer, and Owner’s Engineer for major power and industrial projects. Mr. Petric’s experience includes design and study efforts on coal, gas, oil, naphtha, and wood-fired power and steam generation facilities, as well as waste-to-energy and cogeneration facilities. These projects include traditional large utility power generation facilities and combustion turbine based power generation facilities. He has also assisted in due diligence efforts for both new and existing power generating facilities. Mr. Petric holds a current Professional Engineering license in several states and a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
The value added and unique offering provided by Sigma is founded on the vast and diverse expertise of its Senior Management Team with an average experience base of over 30 years. This team has functioned in all capacities of engineering analyses and due diligence, M&A advisory, principal investment, engineering & design, project management and construction management. The company is led by Luis C. Gonzalez, who has built a team of greater than 100 professionals and consultants over his 20 year tenure at Sigma.
Luis C. Gonzalez, P.E.
Mr. Gonzalez is the President of Sigma Energy Solution and a licensed Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in design, construction and project management of electric generating stations, and other major industrial and commercial projects. He has been involved in numerous new construction and major modification projects. Mr. Gonzalez is also accomplished in a broad range of engineering and management services, including project management, construction management, due diligence evaluation and power system studies work. In addition, he is also experienced in design and specification work for power distribution, lighting, grounding and distributed control systems, as well as in training and start-up testing activities. He has extensive international experience and is an accomplished expert witness.
Previously, Mr. Gonzalez was the Assistant Chief Electrical Engineer at Ebasco Services, Chief Electrical and I&C Engineer at Burns & Roe, Inc. and Vice-President of ABB-Power Plant Controls Division in the US.
Mr. Gonzalez earned Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science in Industrial Management, both from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in NY and several other states.