With a career resume highlighted by successful completion of some of the power industry’s most complex projects, Rick Halil has been appointed general manager of the Burns & McDonnell Energy Group.
Halil has spent his entire career in the energy group since joining Burns & McDonnell in 1989 as a mechanical engineer, just after graduating from the University of Florida.
He has served in various roles, both leading and serving on multidiscipline project teams designing and constructing power generation, renewable energy, nuclear, environmental and plant betterment projects. For the past 10 years, he has provided strategic leadership of the division’s engineering and project management teams, which are responsible for executing client projects around the world. Halil was named an officer of the company in 2005.
Halil has steadily advanced in his responsibilities with Burns & McDonnell and is noted for providing thoughtful guidance to clients as they consider approaches to power generation projects in a constantly evolving marketplace.
“During a period of regulatory uncertainty and large-scale transformation of the utility industry, I can’t think of anyone better suited than Rick in providing the guidance our clients need,” said Greg Graves, chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell. “He is the right leader to build on the foundation set by Ray Kowalik and the entire energy team.”