Tom Melehan is a co-founder and Managing Director of Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC. Tom has over 20 years of diverse experience in project management roles in renewable energy development / structural engineering / civil engineering / heavy civil construction and real estate development. Before co-founding REDP, Tom served as Vice President for New Business Line Development for the A.D. Makepeace Company, the largest landholder in southeastern Massachusetts. While at Makepeace, Tom identified and managed the initial development of significant opportunities for the firm in moving into the renewable energy space including utility scale wind and solar projects. Tom has experience in all aspects of renewable project development including feasibility, planning, permitting, preliminary design & engineering, economic and regulatory risk analysis, and project finance.
Before joining A.D. Makepeace, Tom served as project manager on various complicated heavy civil construction projects in the Northeast, including the Central Artery Tunnel Project in Boston, the Amtrak Northeast Corridor electrification project in New Haven, Connecticut and the Secaucus Transfer Station in New Jersey. He has been responsible for the repair of over 25 bridges throughout the State of Alabama. Over his career, Tom has been directly responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of over $100 million of infrastructure.
Tom’s real estate experience started while growing up in a family-owned real estate development firm where he was responsible for large residential developments in New Jersey and Florida. His real estate work continued through his time at A.D. Makepeace, where he was principally responsible for the design and permitting of a 1,200 unit mixed-use master planned community in Plymouth, MA and directly responsible for over $30 million in land transactions.
Tom received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. He has recently received continuing education in the functioning of the ISO-NE wholesale electricity markets. Tom was awarded a Professional Engineering License in the State of Alabama in 1996.
Hank Ouimet is a co-founder and Managing Director of Renewable Energy Development Partners, LLC. Hank has over 20 years of diverse engineering, construction management and project development experience in the civil, environmental and renewable energy field. Before co-founding REDP, Hank had a successful career in the consulting engineering and construction industry, serving in a senior engineering management capacity with several leading regional and national firms. Most recently, Hank was a Vice President and business unit manager at Weston & Sampson, a 350+ person firm providing engineering, construction, contract operations and EPC services in the infrastructure/environmental market. While at Weston & Sampson, Hank was instrumental in the development and success of the firm’s renewable energy practice. Under his leadership, the new practice grew to over $1 million annually in consulting revenues, with commercial and utility scale wind and solar projects in planning, development and construction in several New England states.
Hank’s renewable energy project experience includes numerous commercial scale wind energy and solar PV projects, including over 20 MW of community-based wind projects; over 30 MW of utility-scale PV projects on closed landfills; and dozens of feasibility, preliminary engineering and permitting efforts for wind, solar, geothermal and small hydropower projects throughout New England.
Prior to joining Weston & Sampson, Hank was a co-founder of a successful consulting engineering firm in south Florida, and prior to that held engineering management positions at two prominent regional and national engineering firms. Over his career, Hank has been responsible for the management of engineering and construction services for water, wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and site development/redevelopment projects, including over $30 million of projects completed as EPC or design/build.
Prior to his engineering career, Hank spent five years as an officer in the United States Air Force, leaving the service as a Captain. He is a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, and participated in numerous counter-narcotics deployments throughout Central and South America.
Hank received a Bachelor’s of Nuclear Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, with graduate level studies in Environmental Engineering at Florida International University. Hank is a LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited design professional, and has maintained registration as a Professional Engineer since 2003.