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Joseph Associates, LLC
4373 Westover Place, NW
Washington, DC 20016
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 240-888-1009
Dr. Joseph has had extensive success in cross-functional problem solving in complex,
large programs for a diverse set of clients in the energy, environmental, information
technology, and financial sectors. He was the executive manager for the formation and
implementation of the government's largest energy/environmental program that has
resulted in greatly improved air and water quality in the U.S. He also developed and
managed a unique program for private/public sector partnerships that has become the
model of joint programs throughout the Government.
 Project , program, and portfolio management
 Commercialization of new energy and environmental technologies
 Management of large, complex programs in public and private sectors
 Development, negotiation, and implementation of public/private sector
 Development and teaching of academic and executive educational programs in
project/program management
Principal, Joseph Associates, LLC, Washington, DC (1996 – Present)
Provides a range of management and consulting services (including project/program
management, strategy development, project portfolio management, and development
of Project Management Offices) to international energy and environmental industries,
information technology, financial, and health systems clients. Specialize in
restructuring troubled projects, the management of complex projects and programs;
venture planning; technology assessments; and strategic planning. Recent
accomplishments include:
 Managed an international group of energy and financial firms that developed
investment opportunities for mid and large size energy firms in China using both
conventional and renewable energy.
 Directed the nonregulated arm of a major energy company to improve overall
performance by integrating its business processes. Engagement including
facilitating the strategic planning effort, analyzing business processes (including
front and back offices), and implementing a continuous improvement program.
 Managed the implementation of a Project Management Office at a major global
manufacturer of telecommunication equipment.
 Working with senior management of the unregulated arm of a regional natural gas
utility, developed a long term plan for it to transition into a global energy
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company. This effort included market strategies, investment criteria, and capital
allocation targets for the client’s diversified investments.
Developed and implemented a Project Management Office for a major medical
device company.
Implemented a project portfolio approach to managing a diverse set of
Congressionally mandated requirements for a major Federal agency including
establishing long term goals, program development, and implementing a
performance measurement system to better report on progress to a diverse set of
Developed an innovative executive training program oriented toward applying
advanced program and project management techniques to corporate sector clients
in China.
Unites States Department of Energy, Director New Technology Commercialization,
Washington, DC (1986 – 1996)
Provided executive leadership in the development and implementation of this
innovative program ($7 billion of total project cost) which demonstrates technologies
that will lead to the continued, cost effective use of domestic resources. These cost
shared partnerships between industry and Government (two dollars of private sector
money for each dollar of Federal money) consisted of 43 projects in 20 states. Private
partners were consortia of electric power and technology development companies.
 Negotiated the first round of joint venture agreements between the Government
and project directed consortia of private sector companies. These were unique and
a breakthrough for Government agencies to better interact with the private sector
and jointly demonstrate the commercial viability of new technologies. The
approach became a model for such efforts within the Government.
 Trained a staff of professionals to negotiate subsequent rounds of solicitations
before taking over full responsibility for the program as Program Director.
 Established an ongoing series of Executive Seminars with senior management of
State agencies and private sector companies to better understand the changing
nature of the electric power industry.
 Oversaw all engineering and design activities for all projects.
HRI INC., Vice President, New Technology Programs (1981 – 1986)
Managed (with profit/loss responsibility) the development, commercialization, and
licensing of new technologies in the energy, chemical, and petroleum industries.
 Managed all engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities related to
new technologies.
 Directed R&D, engineering of projects, and marketing of licenses and technical
 Negotiated and implemented a joint venture for commercialization of proprietary
technology in coal cleaning and coal slurries.
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Unites States Department of Energy, Program Director, Major Coal Liquefaction
Program Office (1976 – 1981)
Primary management executive for planning, budgeting, and executing of the
international, cost shared Coal Liquefaction Program. Directed program and project
management teams associated with two large commercial demonstration projects.
 Chairman of the Joint Project Management Team which included technical and
management members from three countries and oversaw project performance,
approved all project related materials, assured project objectives were being met,
and reported to an international Steering Committee at the ministerial level.
 Management and technical member of the team that represented the U.S.
Government in negotiations of international agreements with Germany and Japan.
 Successfully negotiated cost sharing contracts with industrial partners and directed
the supporting research activities.
Badger Company, Process Engineer
Developed process designs; performed economic feasibility and process analyses; prepared
energy and material balances; specified equipment; performed construction checks; and
participated in start-ups of petrochemical and refining facilities for one of the leading
Engineering-Procurement-Construction contractors.
 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, The University of Michigan
 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tufts University
 BChE in Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Executive Education Program, School of Business Administration, University of
Adjunct faculty positions at Georgetown University, The University of Chicago,
George Mason University, and Tsinghua University
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