Our People

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TECO’s more than 90 employees, along with our Board of Directors, Board Committee members and dedicated contractors, have literally and figuratively helped energize TECO over the decades. We are grateful for their commitment to our customers and the Texas Medical Center community.

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Here's a quick look at our experienced management team.

 
 
Berrio, PE, Jason

Jason Berrio, PE

Vice President, Operations

As vice president of operations, Jason Berri, PE, is responsible for TECO’s operational leadership; NERC compliance; and energy efficiency, management and procurement. He joined TECO in 2017.

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Brewster, Clarissa

Clarissa Brewster

Vice President, Human Resources

Clarissa is now TECO’s vice president of human resources and has been with the company since 1991. Her responsibilities include recruiting and handling compensation, employee benefits and payroll.

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Garcia, PE, CEM, Jose

Jose Garcia, PE, CEM

Operations Manager

With TECO since 2007, Jose Garcia, PE, CEM, is responsible for the safe and reliable production of steam and chilled-water and oversees the company’s 48 MW combined heat and power plant.

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Giblin, CPA, Kevin

Kevin Giblin, CPA

Controller

TECO’s Controller Kevin Giblin, CPA, helps direct and administer the company’s financial operations. Kevin also supervises the monthly and fiscal year-end close process, A/P, A/R and TECO's 401K Plan.

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Goonie, CEM, Ram

Ram Goonie, CEM

Energy Director

Ram Goonie, PE, CEM, joined TECO in 1981 and currently manages the daily operations of TECO’s CHP plant and schedules TECO’s energy needs. He also provides customer service and oversees billing.

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Harper, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Jess

Jess Harper, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Supervising Senior Project Engineer

Jess Harper, PE, CEM, LEEP AP, is TECO’s lead mechanical engineer handling both design and construction and overseeing the company’s piping construction projects.

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Jewell, PE, Mycah

Mycah Jewell, PE

Maintenance Manager

Mycah Jewell, PE, is TECO’s maintenance manager. He was previously senior project engineer at TECO, performing engineering duties, project scheduling and contractor oversight.

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Kelly, PE, MEng, Austin

Austin Kelly, PE, MEng

Electrical Engineer/Information Technology Manager

Austin Kelly, PE, MEng, is responsible for design and support for plant electrical systems, developing and managing capital projects, and overseeing the maintenance and operation of IT systems.

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Manoucheri, PE, Michael

Michael Manoucheri, PE

Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance

TECO’s Vice President of Engineering and Maintenance Mike Manoucheri, PE, will be responsible for TECO’s plant engineering and maintenance functions, plus EHS, IT and security.

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Null, PE, Larry

Larry Null, PE

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President Larry Null, PE, has been with TECO since 1986. He managed TECO’s Master Plan development and created the company’s comprehensive Operator Training and Certification Program.

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Ripple, Melissa

Melissa Ripple

Training Manager

Melissa Ripple serves as TECO’s training manager. She works in coordination with Vice President Larry Null who developed the company’s extensive training program over the past decade.

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Swinson, PE, Steve

Steve Swinson, PE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Swinson, PE, has been TECO’s president and CEO since 2005. He is responsible for TECO's overall strategic direction and ongoing management and led the company through its $377 million expansion.

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Employee Profiles

Meet Johnny Runyan

When Johnny Runyan started at TECO, all employee scheduling was done on 3”x5” index cards. So yes, Johnny admits, he has been around a while! But given TECO's growth and change over the years, Johnny is grateful for computerization.

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Meet Antonio Lopez

If anyone asks Antonio Lopez if achieving the American dream is possible, he quickly answers, “yes!” He’s living proof. Originally from El Salvador, Lopez first set foot at TECO as a member of the building’s cleaning crew.

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Meet Austin Kelly, PE, MEng

Ready. Set. Intern! That’s how Austin Kelly worked his way onto the TECO team.Austin heard about a summer internship opportunity at TECO just as he was finishing up his freshman year at Harding University. Now he's a full-time employee.

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