Dr. Joe Davis, PE (Professional Engineer), CEM+CEA (energy)

Summary:   Extensive practical energy work experience including 12 years of energy engineering/auditing/management experience
Energy Engineering:   Saving energy in systems for HVAC, lighting, boilers, chillers, CHP, machines, motors, compressed air, etc.
Water:   Saving/managing water by engineering water-saving systems for hot/cold water, cooling towers, drinking, washing, etc.
Professional Affiliations:   Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) NC Vice Pres., Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) NC Pres.
Certifications:   Certified Energy Manager (CEM) & Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) via Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Licenses:   Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) as Mechanical/Industrial Engineer
Performance Contracting:   As employee of State Energy Office (SEO) in NC, reviewed and constructively critiqued performance
contracting proposals from multiple energy service companies (ESCOs) for state/county/municipal (multi-million dollar projects)
facilities throughout NC for energy-saving improvements such as lighting, HVAC, motors, combined heat & power (CHP), boilers,
chillers, cooling towers, etc. Also, energy analysis for consideration of renewable energy such as geothermal, solar thermal,
photovoltaic, wind, etc. From that SEO experience, skilled in creating/writing/engineering/supervising performance contracting
work such as ESCO response to request for proposal (RFP), investment grade audit (IGA, e.g. can create/write entire IGA), etc.

Summary:   Practical engineering, quality (six sigma black-belt), lean (certified), ergonomics, teaching, project management
Engineering:   Industrial/ergonomics engineering, mechanical engineering, quality engineering, safety engineering, energy
Teaching:   Short-courses (energy, ergonomics, quality, lean, etc.) & full-semester courses (mechanical & industrial engr.)
Quality:   Six sigma quality black-belt, ISO 9000 leader/assessor, quality design & control (taught NCSU courses), etc.
Lean:   Lean manufacturing, lean office, lean-sigma, value stream mapping, cellular layout/flow, 6S, standard work, etc.
Ergonomics:   Industrial & office/computer ergonomics, ergonomic teams, nutrition for ergonomics, ergonomic tool patent
Industrial:   Material flow & inventory, design for assembly, automation, robotics, production simulation/optimization
Efficiency:   Productivity improvement, time studies, labor standards, facility/workspace layout, cost reduction
Safety:   Design of safety systems, job safety analysis, training, inspection, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), etc.
Construction:   OSHA certified in construction safety & health, Lean-6S for construction, building codes & standards, etc.
Economic:   Multi-attribute decision analysis, economic analysis, problem solving
Certifications:   Six Sigma quality black-belt (certified by NC State University), Lean (certified by Society Mfg. Engr.),
Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP),
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) & Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) via Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Dr. Joe Davis, PE (Professional Engineer), CEM+CEA (energy)
can be reached at:

Email:  Joe@DrJoeDavisPE.com
Cell phone:  (919) 637-3750
Website:  www.DrJoeDavisPE.com

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9-18-2012 to present:   Engineering Economics Inc. (EEI)
as energy engineer for energy efficiency improvements and retro-commissioning at multiple
facilities (healthcare, etc.) throughout the USA by traveling from office in Raleigh, NC.

2008 to 9-17-2012:   State of NC Energy Office (first as consultant, then hired as employee)
as energy engineer and program manager for energy technical assistance. Enthusiastic can-do work spirit with
senior-level energy credentials (PE, CEM, CEA) and advanced education (PhD) while still being practical and
results-oriented with extensive hands-on experience for technical excellence of delivery to ensure customer satisfaction.

Work Examples:  

Within State of NC's Energy Office (position title: Energy Engineer & Program Manager for Energy Technical Assistance)
performed energy engineering work including energy leadership, energy audits, energy training, energy measurement &
verification (M&V), energy commissioning, energy performance contracting, energy field engineering, water savings, etc.
Responsible for supervising energy technical services including tech-assist contractors (over 30), reviewing/approving
energy audits and measurement & verification (M&V) by tech-assist providers, summarizing/reporting energy savings and
greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions resulting from energy savings, etc. Also, served as senior-level technical and advisory
energy field engineer (1 of 4 in NC) for utility savings initiative (USI) program that saved $55.3 million in one fiscal year.

For performance contracting, reviewed and constructively critiqued performance contracting proposals from multiple energy
service companies (ESCOs) for state/county/municipal (multi-million dollar projects) facilities throughout NC for energy-saving
improvements such as lighting, HVAC, motors, combined heat and power (CHP), boilers, chillers, cooling towers, etc. Also,
energy analysis for consideration of renewable energy such as geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, etc.

Plus, special assignments such as sole instructor for energy training (energy auditing, energy performance contracting, etc.)
of 224 energy specialists throughout NC (e.g. Cullowhee, Salisbury, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh) who evaluated the
training as excellent and estimated the energy savings resulting from the training as $23,028/attendee/year which represents
total annual energy savings of $5.1 million/year during future years for State of NC buildings. Attendee evaluation forms
included feedback comments such as: “Best technical workshop I have ever attended.” (from Cullowhee class), “Very educated
and experienced teacher.” (from Salisbury class), “Exceeded my expectations. Every objective was met.” (from Greensboro class),
“Fast paced and on target, very good program.” (from Chapel Hill class), and “I appreciated instructor's style and delivery
of information. Well balanced between variety of subjects, and details on each.” (from Raleigh class).

Other Work Experience (recent):  

US Dept. of Energy (DOE) reviewer/evaluator for 111 energy funding applications ( > $100 million ) for US companies.

Obtained over $2 million energy grants for facilities throughout NC including writing energy grant applications, creating
strategic energy+water plans, conducting energy surveys/audits, performing measurement & verification (M&V), etc.

Practical energy experience at the managerial level (decision makers) and at the tactical level with operators, maintenance
technicians, site supervisors in multiple industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer industries.

Practical energy project at PennTAP in York, PA for energy savings reported by client as $198,130.

Energy workshop at ATN in Birmingham (attendees from 4 states AL, AR, LA, MS) reported energy savings of $245,000.

Energy training & projects in Ocean Springs, MS at First American Plastics estimated $77,150 energy savings.

Lean energy training (lean techniques applied for saving energy) at MEP in Orlando, FL.

Other Work Experience (past):  
Industrial Extension Service (employee for 12 years) as industrial/energy/ergonomics engineer
Self-employed (consultant for 3 years) as industrial/energy/ergonomics engineer
IBM (employee for 14 years) as industrial engineer & manager of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Note: Details of professional work available in full resume
by sending a request to:   Joe@DrJoeDavisPE.com


Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) - Senior Member,
current Vice President of AEE NC chapter (entire state of NC)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) - Senior Member,
past IIE U.S. regional Vice President of mid-Atlantic states (NC, SC, VA, etc.)
and current President of IIE Raleigh,NC chapter

Honor Societies:
Tau Beta Pi (for engineers)
Alpha Pi Mu (for industrial engineers)
Phi Kappa Phi (top 1% of all)
Academy of Outstanding Faculty at NC State University (inducted in 2000)


Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) #011016 in NC
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) #13936 via AEE
Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) #507 via AEE
Lean certification via Society of Manufacturing Engineers
OSHA certified in construction safety & health
Six sigma quality black-belt certification via NC State University
MOST-Applicator for time study and work methods analysis
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), USA registration #13262
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), USA registration #254
ISO 9000 international quality standard

Ergonomic handle design for hand saw, U. S. Patent #D395588 (applied 6/30/94, issued 6/30/98).

2000 - Inducted into NCSU's Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension

1999 - NCSU Outstanding Service Award (& monetary award $2000) as stated in a
congratulatory letter with the award from NCSU's Provost: "This award is
one of the highest honors that a faculty member can receive at NC State University."

1995 - Gold award for excellence as President of Raleigh, NC chapter (240 engineers as members)
of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) technical society.

1990 - Outstanding presentation award as best paper of 26 papers by presenters
from 14 countries at an IBM sponsored design-for-manufacturability conference.

TEACHING (1992-present)

Dr. Davis has taught multiple short-courses and practical seminars at companies
on energy, lean techniques, six sigma quality (green-belt & black-belt), ergonomics,
time study (modern video-based) and work methods for manufacturers & services
with attendee feedback comments such as “Instructor knows his stuff...”
and “Great teaching... Thanks for a very successful program.”
For short-courses, an example of his teaching effectiveness is that he received
teaching performance ratings of 4.7 to 5.0 (highest possible rating was 5.0) in
course evaluations completed by working professionals as attendees.

Also, he has taught full-semester engineering courses within the
Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering departments at
NC State University in Raleigh, NC. His teaching experience includes
engineering courses such as statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, ergonomics
strength of mechanical components, dynamics of machines, quality, etc. For
full-semester courses, an example of his teaching effectiveness is that he received a
4.6 teaching rating (highest possible rating was 5 and department average was 4.04)
in course evaluations completed by college students.

Dr. Davis emphasizes teaching complex concepts in clear/understandable terms.
He completed NCSU's Teaching Effectiveness course including teaching methods
for different learning modes (sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, inductive/deductive,
active/reflective, sequential/global). Also, he utilizes attention-getting teaching
techniques from training Focus on the Front of the Room for keeping the
attention and learning motivation of adult learners in short-courses and workshops.
He takes pride in accomplishing effective teaching for all types of learners.

Additionally, he provides opportunities for hands-on learning via projects at companies.
For example, Dr. Davis supervised 53 students working at 41 companies for over $500,000
of projects for energy, time/motion study, quality, facility layout, ergonomics, lean, etc.


Note: Earned MS and PhD degrees via part-time studies while working full-time.

GPA 3.7 on 4.0 scale, NC State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC
PhD focus areas: energy/production/manufacturing systems & ergonomics

M.S. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING with minor in Economics,
GPA 3.7 on 4.0 scale, NC State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC
MSIE focus areas: advanced manufacturing, economic decision analysis, management info systems

GPA 3.9 on 4.0 scale, NC State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC

Plus, continuing education for at least 20 hrs/year as required
for PE license (professional development hours, PDH)
such as:
Jun 6, 2012 NCSU's Compressed Air Energy, 7 PDH (7 hrs)
Apr 19-20, 2012 State of NC's Sustainable Energy Conference, 7.5 PDH (7.5 hrs)
Mar 21, 2012 NCSU's Steam Energy Training, 8 PDH (8 hrs)
Jan-Jun 2011 (14 days via 2 days/month for 7 months) NCSU Energy Management Diploma series
Mar 2-4 & 9-11, 2009 AEE's CEM Course for Energy Managers, 12 PDH (12 hrs)
Mar 5, 2009 NCSU’s Measuring & Improving Boiler Efficiency - Advanced, 6 PDH (6 hrs)
Dec 2-3, 2008 NCSU’s Power Quality Solutions and Process Energy Analysis, 14 PDH (14 hrs)
Jan 7-11, 2008 NCSU's Managing Energy for Greater Profitability, 35 PDH (35 hrs)
Nov 5-9, 2007 NCSU's Industrial & Commercial Energy Processes & Buildings, 35 PDH (35 hrs)
Aug 8-9, 2007 AEE's Energy Auditing, 4 PDH (4 hours)

Also, continuing education for software skills
such as:
DOE software for energy analysis (Quick-PEP, Motor-Master, Air-Master, Steam-SSAT,
Heating - PHAST, CHP, etc.), CAD (AutoCAD, Solid Works, Pro-E, etc.),
Other software for energy modeling/savings (DOE-2, eQUEST, HAP, Trace, etc.),
Simulation (Process Flow, Process Model, etc.), Other (Visio, Linux, etc.),
MS Project (project management), and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).


Dr. Davis has authored multiple publications for books and refereed journal articles.
Additionally, he has made many presentations at international conferences.

  1. Davis,J. (2008 - present) Practical Energy for Low-Cost Solutions
    that Provide High Payback (typically > 20-to-1 payback)
    including presentations,
    demo’s, and hands-on implementations via workshops and projects at companies
    for any or all of 12 energy-saving modules:
    (1) Lights; (2) HVAC; (3) Boilers, Steam, Hot Water Systems;
    (4) Industrial Ventilation, Fans, Dust Collectors; (5) Motors; (6) Conveyors;
    (7) Compressed Air; (8) Production Equipment and Hand Tools (Pneumatic, AC, DC);
    (9) Chillers & Cooling Towers; (10) Renewables (Solar, Photovoltaic, Wind, Geothermal, etc);
    (11) Special Processes (Refrigeration, Process Heating, etc.) & DOE's Save Energy Now;
    (12) Overall Analysis to Identify/Recover Energy Wastes & DOE’s QuickPEP
    Special topics such as:
    Cogeneration for Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Thermal Energy Storage (TES), Performance Contracting, etc.
    Saving/managing water by engineering for hot/cold water, cooling towers, drinking, washing, etc.
    - Water Management Planning, Information, & Education Programs
    - Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, & Repair
    - Water Efficient Landscaping & Irrigation
    - Toilets, Urinals, Showers, & Faucets
    - Boiler, Steam, & Hot Water Systems
    - Cooling Equipment & Cooling Tower Management
    - Other Water Savings & Alternate Water Sources

    PennTAP in York, PA for energy savings reported by client as $198,130.
    ATN in Birmingham (attendees from 4 states AL, AR, LA, MS) for energy savings $245,000.
    First American Plastics in Ocean Springs, MS achieved energy savings of $77,150.

  2. Davis,J. (2008) Lean Energy - Applying Lean Techniques to Save Energy
    in all Facilities (manufacturers, offices, etc.)
    presented at April 27-30, 2008
    MEP National Conference in Orlando, FL and published in conference on-line proceedings.

  3. Also, other presentations such as:
    2008-2012 presentations (energy savings, performance contracting, etc.) at NC chapter meeting of technical societies (IIE & AEE)
    2011-2012 presentations throughout NC trained 224 energy specialists on topics of energy auditing, performance contracting, etc.
    4-26-2011 presentation on Utility Savings Initiatives (USI) at State of NC’s energy conference (over 100 attendees at presentation)
    4-20-2012 presentation on energy technical assistance at State of NC’s energy conference (over 50 attendees at presentation)

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