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Press Release | 10.27.22

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, has earned four Combined Cycle Journal (CCJ) 2022 Best Practices Awards. St. Charles Energy Center, under CAMS management, was honored as one of the top six in the Best of the Best category.

In addition to St. Charles Energy Center, Griffith Energy, Kings Mountain Energy Center, and Rolling Hills Generating were recognized for their contribution to improving facilities’ safety standards and operational practices.

“The awards characterize CAMS’ commitment to reliability and sustainability,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “They demonstrate the tradition of excellence and professionalism from our plant personnel to our clients.”

CCJ’s annual Best Practices Awards, launched in 2004, recognize best practices and contributions made by plants and personnel to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines, according to CCJ General Manager Scott Schwieger. Among 35 applicants in the 2022 program, only six were nominated as Best of the Best. Since 2013, CAMS has won a total of 79 CCJ Best Practice Awards.

St. Charles Energy Center is a 745 megawatt (MW) combined-cycled power plant operating since 2017 in Maryland. Managed by CAMS, the plant was nominated for improving safety and reliability with active wireless high-energy piping monitoring.

Griffith Energy is a 653.8 MW gas-fired power plant commissioned in 2002 in Arizona. Operated by CAMS, the plant was nominated for its control-valve trim retrofit project that yields significant savings.

Kings Mountain Energy Center is a 475 MW natural gas-fired power plant located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Managed by CAMS, the plant was nominated for outstanding remote user cybersecurity and steam turbine electro-hydraulic control fluid conditioning system.

Rolling Hills is an 850MW natural gas-fired generating facility located in Ohio. Operated by CAMS, the plant was nominated for termination cabinet humidity monitoring.

About CAMS

CAMS is a privately held company providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Asset Management, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and Optimization services for energy and infrastructure assets. We add value through superior management and operation of our clients’ assets located throughout the U.S. and internationally. To this end, we empower our employees to pursue creative and sustainable business practices in the field and at our corporate office that contribute to operational excellence, financial performance, a safe workplace, and a better community and environment. For more information, visit www.camstex.com.

 

Press Release | 07.14.22

CAMS Named One of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the NationHOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of infrastructure assets, has been named one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). CAMS was also named to Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list earlier this year.

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation®,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “This award is validation of our ongoing commitment to continue to foster a great place to work while delivering sustainable solutions and value to our clients.”

The national winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which reviewed several key measures relative to other national recognized winners. This year, CAMS was one of 139 winning organizations honored out of 1,100 nominations from across the country.

“These 2022 winning organizations have stood out during unpredictable times and have proven they are an employer of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program. “They continue to keep the needs of their employees first and provide perks that include development, wellbeing, work-life balance, rewards and recognition. In addition, these winning companies offer a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains superior employees.”

CAMS will be honored for its award during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit week in November 2022 and in the spring of 2023. The company will also be featured in the online edition of Corp! Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal.

Press Release | 03.10.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, has been named as one of Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

This year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® were evaluated by an independent research firm, which considered several key measures including compensation, benefits and employee solutions, wellness and wellbeing solutions, employee enrichment, engagement and retention, employee education and development, recruitment and selection, employee achievement and recognition, communication and shared vision, diversity, equity and inclusion, work-life balance, community initiatives and corporate responsibility, and leadership, strategy and company performance.

“We are thrilled to be selected to the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list,” said CEO and Founder Joseph W. Sutton. “Our highly experienced team is CAMS’ greatest asset, and we are grateful for our hardworking employees who are, quite simply, the best at what they do. This recognition reflects our talented and dedicated workforce who take pride in delivering innovative ideas and value to our clients.”

With over 20 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the NABR has identified numerous best human resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“The Best and Brightest is a powerful community of elite leaders who share ideas and practices and have proven they are employers of choice,” said Jennifer Kluge, President, and CEO, Best and Brightest Programs. “Best and Brightest winning companies have also been a voice for important actions in creating a sustainable culture that works, ensuring the wellbeing of their employees come first.”

CAMS will be honored for their award during the virtual Illuminate Business Summit week March 21-24, 2022. The national Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program also recognizes top employers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, Nashville and Portland. To learn more about the program, visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

Press Release | 01.26.22

HOUSTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of energy infrastructure assets, is proud to announce that Brian Ivany was recognized by Hart Energy as one of its “Impactful Veterans in Energy.” The program highlights leadership and contributions made in the energy industry by military veterans.

Determined to make a difference for his country, Ivany decided to join the army in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

“In the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I felt compelled to serve our nation,” he said. “At the time, I was a junior in high school. I decided to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. It enabled me to serve my country upon graduation and provided me the opportunity to learn from many of our nation’s most talented soldiers.”

Ivany graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in systems engineering. He served five years in the Army, deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, and earned a Bronze Star, Ranger and Airborne Tabs. Upon returning to the U.S., Ivany earned his MBA from Georgetown University.

In 2014, Ivany began his career at CAMS as a financial associate. He was also manager of the CAMS business development team and served a short stint as vice president of CAMS Exploration & Production (E&P) before being promoted to president.

Ivany currently leads CAMS’ Renewable Services. He spearheaded the company’s expansion into the battery energy storage systems sector, securing operations and maintenance agreements for 300 MW of storage capacity in ERCOT. He has supported the acquisitions and divestitures of numerous energy assets and service companies on behalf of several private-equity-backed portfolio companies and their capital sponsors.

Outside of CAMS, Ivany serves on the board of directors for Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (REAL Houston) and was a board member for several local non-profits including Combined Arms, Young Catholic Professionals and the West Point Alumni Association. According to Ivany, Combined Arms is a veteran-focused non-profit organization headquartered in Houston that works to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life for members of all branches of the military.

Ivany was nominated by CAMS as distinguishing himself through leadership, exceptional passion for problem-solving, and as a trailblazer for his potential impact on the future of the industry.

In lieu of an in-person event, Hart Energy celebrates the selected veterans with an “Impactful Veterans in Energy” microsite, which can be viewed here. Additionally, all honorees are recognized online and in the January 2022 issue of Oil and Gas Investor.

A veteran-led company, CAMS is committed to supporting and providing opportunities for former members of the armed forces. In fact, veterans comprise over 40% of our workforce. We recognize their unrivalled experience, skills, and leadership abilities and appreciate their immense contributions to delivering creative solutions to our clients.

Read Hart Energy’s in-depth profile on Ivany here.

Press Release | 01.10.22

HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of infrastructure assets, and its operations and maintenance (O&M) team earned seven Combined Cycle Journal (CCJ) 2021 Best Practices Awards. Woodbridge Energy Center, a CAMS operated facility, received top honors being named Best of the Best.

In addition to Woodbridge, Crete Energy Venture, Lawrenceburg Generating Station, Lincoln Generating Facility, New Covert Generating Co., Orange Cogeneration and Rolling Hills Generating were recognized for their improvements and practices related to safety and performance.

An industry leader, CAMS has been awarded 75 CCJ best practices awards since 2013.

“We are pleased to see our incredible teams consistently recognized for the value we provide our facilities and respective owners,” said R. Eric Garrett, CAMS Executive Vice President of Operations. “Our best-in-class operations really demonstrate our relentless commitment to reliability and sustainability while proactively reducing costs and increasing efficiencies to deliver results.”

CCJ’s annual Best Practices Awards recognize contributions made by plant and office personnel to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines. Of the more than 30 plants participating in the 2021 program, only eight were selected by industry experts for Best of the Best honors. CCJ launched the industry-wide Best Practices Awards program in 2004.

Woodbridge is a 725-megawatt (MW), natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power generation facility located in Woodbridge Township, N.J., that is operated by CAMS and owned by Competitive Power Ventures. The plant features two GE fast-start 7F 5-Series gas turbines and a D-11A steam turbine with associated generators. It was evaluated on the following innovations and best practices:

  • Using a small jib crane to improve safety and reduce maintenance time
  • Downsizing to a calibration kit to make calibrations easier
  • Making upgrades out of obsolescence
  • Putting in place an alternative use for plant wastewater streams

For the complete CCJ Best Practices announcement, visit page 84 of issue 68 at www.CCJ-online.com.