Joe Zirnhelt

Chief Operating Officer & Strategist

Joe Zirnhelt is the Chief Operating Officer & Strategist at Power Systems Research. His responsibilities include management and oversight of the company's operations as well as leading the implementation of strategic initiatives. He has extensive experience in the power sector and has led and provided expertise to advanced research projects in the power generation and other engine related industries.

Over his 21-year professional career he has served as an Officer in the US Navy including training in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program followed by experience with Alstom Power, a leading French power plant developer, before joining Power Systems Research in 2005.

Joe holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has been a regular contributor to Diesel Progress magazine for articles featuring the North American power generation market. He also is actively involved in the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) where he has contributed content for its Powerline magazine and currently serves as Chair of the Market Trends Committee.