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Firm Continues Focus on Renewable Energy
PORTLAND, Ore. — Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, is pleased to name Blair Loftis as the national director of power generation and transmission.
Loftis brings to the position more than 25 years of industry leadership in consulting engineering, construction management, and electric utility management. His work in the areas of operations, strategy, project management, and finance bring a unique understanding to project development and meeting client objectives.
Recognized as an expert on renewable energy, Loftis leads Terracon’s marketing of innovative services such as solar pile load testing and the patent-pending Pile Driving Performance Monitoring. He also published an article on the recent North Star Solar Project and supports a Terracon success story presentation at the upcoming Solar Power International conference.
Looking ahead, Loftis sees even greater opportunities. “We have grown our service line by more than 59% in the past two years,” he said. “That’s a significant increase and a credit to the leadership and experience of our nationwide team. I look forward to capitalizing upon this momentum and continuing to find ways to provide value for our clients.”
Since joining the firm in 2015, Loftis has served as national program manager of renewable energy from his office in Portland, where he was responsible for leading the direction of Terracon’s services to support renewable energy clients, primarily within the wind and solar energy sectors. He has worked closely to develop Terracon’s professional staff to efficiently position the company for targeted opportunities and to coordinate with Terracon’s scientific and engineering staff to effectively execute projects.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental toxicology from the University of California at Davis. Loftis has authored several industry articles on energy and renewable power. He is president of a local non-profit agency, husband, father, and an avid outdoorsman.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees in more than 130 offices with services available in all 50 states. Headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, Terracon currently ranks 32nd on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms. Terracon also recently announced the acquisition of Mayes Testing Engineers Inc. with offices in Portland, Ore., and Lynnwood (Seattle) and Tacoma, Wash. For additional information about Terracon, visit www.terracon.com.