Plant Manager Rio Bravo Fresno
Rick Spurlock has 20+ years of professional experience in the power industry, including operation of both nuclear and biomass plants, staff development, project turn-around, maintenance planning, contract negotiations, environmental reporting, and business planning.
Mr. Spurlock joined IHI Power Services Corp. from Exelon/Constellation Energy where he served in his current position as Rio Bravo Fresno Plant Manager. In this role, he oversaw the turnaround of the biomass project. The year prior to his arrival the Rio Bravo Fresno Facility had a 76.1% availability factor and only a 69.5% capacity factor. Under his leadership and guidance by 2011 the plant availability factor had improved to 92.8% with a capacity factor of 91.9%. Since joining IHI Power Services Corp. he has worked closely with Human Resources in the development of IHI Power Services Corp. employee policies, including pay practices.
While with Constellation Energy, Mr. Spurlock served as Chairman of the Company Generation Leadership Team (GLT) and a member of the Workforce of the Future. On the GLT he oversaw the approval process for the companies’ procedures and policies.
Mr. Spurlock previously held the position of Production Manager at Constellation Rio Bravo Rocklin biomass fired power project. He was instrumental at Rocklin in building a strong Operations team.
Prior to joining Constellation, Mr. Spurlock earned his Bachelor’s degree with high distinction from California State University Fresno. Before attending college, he served six years as a nuclear power plant electrician on board the USS Enterprise.