Manoucheri, PE, Michael P.

Michael P. Manoucheri, PE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Year joined TECO


Current responsibilities and work history

Michael P. Manoucheri, PE, is president and CEO of Thermal Energy Corporation in Houston. Mike has overall responsibility for the company’s operations, management and strategic direction. He also is the company’s primary contact with the Board of Directors that comprises representative TECO customers from the Texas Medical Center campus.

From 2018 to 2022 Mike was TECO’s vice president of engineering maintenance. In 2020-2021, Mike led TECO’s new master plan project that is now in the implementation phase with $155 million in capital projects. The position is responsible for TECO’s plant engineering and maintenance functions as well as IT and environmental health and safety.

Mike was previously employed by The University of Texas at Austin, Utilities and Energy Management department. He started with UT Austin as maintenance manager in 2007, moving up to associate director of plant operations, where he served from 2012 to 2018. As associate director, Mike led a team of 80 people who operated, maintained and improved the central power plant, chilling stations and chilled-water distribution system for UT Austin’s main campus and J.J. Pickle Research Campus. He was also project manager for a $90 million thermal utility capital expansion project to support the new Dell Medical School.

Earlier Mike worked in the petrochemical industry at The Dow Chemical Co. and Fluor Daniel Inc. in various engineering, maintenance, process operations and project management roles.

Professional memberships, licenses

Registered Professional Engineer – Texas
International District Energy Association – member


Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University

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Key Business Partners

  • bp North America
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • ChemTreat 
  • Cool Solutions
  • DaCott Energy Services
  • Elmore Public Relations, Inc.
  • Frost Bank
  • GE Vernova
  • HALO Branded Solutions Inc.
  • Jackson & Ryan Architects
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Optimum Energy
  • Stanley Consultants 
  • Tellepsen
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • Willis Towers Watson

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