U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: New Employees
March 24, 2000
- Mike Canty joins OIT's Mining Team after nearly 30 years in that industry covering everything from exploration to finished products. He's held positions from geologist and engineer to vice president in companies involved with all aspects of mining and processing. Mike's edited three books on the "History of Mining in Arizona." His hobbies include collecting antiques and autographs and caring for his big dogs.
- While Ken Friedman isn a new employee, he been on extended loan to the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. At the IEA, Ken was a diplomat and head of the Energy Technology Policy Division. He was responsible for managing over 20 international energy technology R&D agreements. In OIT, Ken is responsible for program metrics and analysis.
- Yolanda Jones Frinks comes to OIT as a program manager on the States Team. She from DOE Atlanta Regional Office (manager of the Clean Cities Program), and prior to that she was a Program Manager on the Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention team at DOE Savannah River site. She likes spending time with her family and friends, as well as cooking, comedy, and listening to live bands.
- Bob Gemmer joins OIT as manager of the Combustion Program. Prior to joining OIT, Bob worked as a principal project manager for the Gas Research Insititute in Chicago, IL. During more than 14 years with GRI, Bob managed both basic and applied industrial combustion RD&D projects. In his spare time, Bob enjoys hiking, camping, and canoeing. He is also an avid contract bridge player.
- Gary Lyttek is OIT Senior Budget Analyst and Resources Team Leader. Gary previously was the Lead Procurement Officer for the Office of Field Management. Gary professional background includes contract management, finance, staffing, and program cost and schedule analysis. Gary enjoys woodworking, weightlifting, photography and playing with his two small children, Erik and Karl.
- Thomas Robinson is now OIT Aluminum Process Lead. He been a Project Chemical Engineer at a number of industrial facilities producing a variety of products such as printing plates and rollers, currency, stamps, torpedo fuel, nitroglycerine and other nitrate esters, and wastewater treatment chemicals. Thomas likes to ski, play ice hockey, swim, and entertain friends.