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Tony SlatonBarker Promoted to Principal at Coffman Engineers


ANCHORAGE (May 1, 2017) –Coffman Engineers (Coffman) is pleased to announce the promotion of Tony SlatonBarker to Principal of Energy and Sustainability. He was born and raised in Alaska and has been a Principal since the beginning of 2016. SlatonBarker first started at Coffman Engineers in 2000. He is a licensed Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in Alaska and a United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited professional. He has over 24 years of project management experience in civil/structural engineering, building, and environmental engineering industries. SlatonBarker is involved with sustainable design and alternative energy projects in Alaska, and he is currently the manager of Coffman’s Alternative Energy and Sustainability Program.


SlatonBarker has worked on many alternative energy projects that have required integration with conventional heating systems including wind, solar and other systems. Coffman has long had a focus on Renewable Energy, Green Buildings, and Renewable Energy, but the creation of this new position solidifies Coffman’s dedication to this type of work. Coffman has been a member of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project for over six years and supported design and construction of the first utility scale wind turbines in remote Alaska 13 years ago. Coffman continues to support this type of work today. Coffman is currently working on: Lithium ion battery storage facility projects in Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, and California; Microgrid projects in Oregon and Alaska; Solar projects in Alaska, Hawaii and Guam; a flywheel project in Alaska; combined heat and power projects in Alaska and Oregon; and, Coffman has recently completed a biomass district heat system in Alaska serving 15 buildings.


SlatonBarker notes, “I am very excited with my advancement to Principal of Energy and Sustainability at Coffman. This position will help me better serve our Oil and Gas industry clients and our clients in other business sectors, such as utilities, schools, the military, and commercial businesses. I look forward to saving our clients’ money for power and heat generation and a having a greater focus on renewable energy projects.” SlatonBarker adds, “although my position is based in Alaska, I will be spending significant time assisting our other nine offices develop more expertise in this business area and helping support their clients with renewable energy, resiliency (microgrids), and efficiency projects. We have found that clients now ask about energy efficiency and renewable energy in the planning process for most projects. I have long been passionate about efficiency and energy, from installing triple pane windows in my house 21 years ago, to taking the very first LEED exam over a decade ago (making me one of the first LEED accredited professionals in Alaska and in the US). I also have had a long career managing large industrial projects in Alaska. This new position will allow me to more readily pursue emerging markets to support clients of all types working to save money, achieve additional energy security, and reduce their carbon footprint.”


Coffman is proud to celebrate 37 years of providing clients with multidiscipline engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, process piping, instrumentation and controls, corrosion control engineering, project management, commissioning, and land survey services. The firm’s successful history is propelled by their guiding principles of lasting creativity, results, and relationships. Coffman offers our clients an unwavering commitment to excellence in our services through offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Bozeman, Montana; Hagatna, Guam; Honolulu, Hawaii; Oakland and Los Angeles, California; and, Seattle and Spokane, Washington. For additional firm information, please visit www.coffman.com or follow us on Twitter @CoffmanEngineer.


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