Eben Lenfest

Research Engineer

University of Maine

Eben is a research engineer at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. He specializes in data analysis and numerical modeling in support of scale model wind/wave basin tests of floating offshore wind turbines.
Eben received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine in 2021. His research focused on the areas of blade pitch and structural controls for floating offshore wind turbines in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Josiah McVicar, PE

Sr. Project Manager

Delmar Systems

Josiah holds a degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer with over twenty years of experience in the engineering and design field. Since joining Delmar Systems in 2002, Josiah has been instrumental in the development of many of Delmar’s products and offerings such as the Heave Compensated Landing System (HCLS), Starfix.moor, and Del-3DM. 

With a strong background in design and installation of offshore mooring systems, Josiah has served in an offshore capacity contributing to the completion of 30+ floating facility installation and decommissioning projects around the world. He current serves as the US Chair for the IEC TC 114 Mooring Design Standard development.

Delmar installs mooring systems and umbilicals from the back deck of AHTS and MPSV vessels. Leveraging their 50+ years of experience, Delmar is committed to reducing LCOE of FOWT via reliable designs, innovative products, efficient installation methodologies, as well as strategic maintenance and inspection programs.

Joshua Singer

Offshore Wind Ports Lead

Moffatt & Nichol

Joshua is a marine structural engineer/diver that specializes in in the planning, logistics, and design of ports to support the offshore wind industry. He currently leads Moffatt & Nichol’s efforts in this area and acts as project director and manager for these projects in the US and Europe. Current projects include NJ wind port, State Pier in CT and Port of Esbjerg master plan and modelling. Based on this work he has an industry leading understanding of the required OSW port criteria and how to implement efficient and cost effective retrofit or new design installations.

Julian Fraize

Program Manager

National Offshore Research and Development Consortium

Julian Fraize is a Program Manager at the National Offshore Research and Development Consortium. His work there includes project management, technical overview and review of projects, and consulting with states to manage stakeholder engagement and region-specific offshore wind related research.
Julian Fraize has a professional and educational background in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Julian received a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Engineering, and a Masters in Ocean Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Over the past three years Julian has worked as a consulting Engineer primarily serving the U.S. merchant fleet. He also has unique direct experience with offshore wind technology development having worked directly with projects seeking to provide Jones Act compliant solutions to the WTIV bottleneck, as well as providing marine engineering support for a now complete NOWRDC project.

Spencer Hallowell

Research Engineer

University of Maine

Dr. Spencer Hallowell, Ph.D., is a research engineer at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. At the center, Dr. Hallowell leads the NOWRDC-sponsored project focused on developing a synthetic mooring system for a 15 MW FOWT. Other responsibilities at the center include metocean analysis, mooring and anchor design, and GIS work for various offshore renewable projects. Dr. Hallowell’s background is in structural engineering with a focus on the response of offshore structures to extreme environmental loading and performance-based design. He has published journal articles on the reliability of offshore wind turbines subjected to hurricanes and breaking waves, multiline mooring systems for floating offshore wind turbines, as well as the analysis of aquaculture infrastructure. In his spare time, Dr. Hallowell runs a small farm with various Equidae and environmentally conserved lands.

Randy Male

Green Giraffe

Boston Office

Randy heads the Boston office and Green Giraffe’s US broker dealer affiliate, Green Giraffe Securities, LLC. He has over 25 years of finance and transaction experience and has since 2005 been devoted to the renewable energy space. He has led buy-side, sell-side and financing transactions across renewable energy technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and storage

Before joining Green Giraffe, Randy spent several years leading renewable energy investment banking assignments at a boutique investment bank in Boston. He has also been a renewable energy developer and CFO of several companies

He is a registered broker dealer Principal of Green Giraffe Securities, LLC and holds the following securities licenses: SIE, Series 24 (General Securities Principal), 63, 79 (Investment Banking), and 82 (Private Placements)
Randy holds a bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and an MBA from Cornell University

Chris Swartley

Chief Executive Officer

Progression Energy

20 years experience developing renewable energy projects (onshore / offshore wind, solar)
Part of the founding executive team at First Wind, and oversaw the Northeast and Hawaii markets for Apex Clean Energy
Extensive experience in development, financing, M&A, leading large teams, and cultivating strong relationships amid diverse stakeholder interests