Mr. Todd Potas has joined Pinnacle as Director of Industrial Services. Todd has over 30 years' experience as an Environmental Engineer managing air and other permitting for new construction and expansion of existing facilities. He has B.S. and M. E. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and is a registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Florida.
Todd's experience includes work on large-scale projects and multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of regulatory and business environments in Minnesota and across the US. The projects have included over 160 dry mill ethanol plants, 20 gas turbine facilities, 10 biodiesel facilities, and 12 manufacturing plants. Projects have involved environmental review as EAWs, EAs and part of EISs. He has worked as an independent, third party, engineer on due diligence, engineering reviews and audits for renewable energy production facilities, including ethanol, biodiesel and high Btu biogas production.
Todd joins the Pinnacle team in largely a client and project management capacity, driving solutions for air, water permitting and environmental compliance. Todd will work closely with the Industrial Services group, including Vice-President Steve Schleicher, Midwest Manager, Matt Henry, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Marley Ayres, J.D, among others.
Fun Fact: Todd’s weekend hobby is being a youth basketball referee with his son. If your kids play you may see him working a game in a metro gym! During the outdoor month’s he is often on a golf course, biking or watching baseball.
Phone: (763) 277-8417