Senior management consultant with over 48 years of engineering and management experience in the nuclear and fossil power generation industry. Recognized for expertise in building high performance project and support teams, motivating staff to achieve world class performance, introducing new technology and methods that dramatically improved team productivity and plant cost and performance. Paul was made a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014.
Business and Professional Achievements
Developed several award and record winning design teams. Improved project management techniques for computer projects that eliminated slippage. Introduced a branch-wide computerized work management system that improved schedule compliance from 70 to 95% and a business planning system that reduced plan development time by 50%. Introduced standard hourly rates for contracted technical services that reduced purchased services costs by 30%. Introduced commercial distributed control systems that reduced total installed costs by 50%. Introduced fault tolerant control systems that helped set a world continuous production record. Developed innovative simulation methods to successfully analyze complex problems such as grid blackout restoration. Combined engineering analysis and operator training simulator methods to reduce engineering analysis costs by 75% and eliminate costly rework on design modifications. Developed modular installation standards that reduced engineering detailing costs by 50%. Chaired formal technical and design reviews that resulted in improved engineered products. Prepared and delivered technical training courses that resulted in improved team performance. Published several papers at international conferences.
Management Consultant – 17 years - MIDAC Corp. (present position)
Department Manager - 5 years - Ontario Power Generation Inc.
Project Manager - 5 years - Ontario Hydro
Supervising Design Engineer - 12 years - Ontario Hydro
Design Engineer Specialist - 2 years - Ontario Hydro
Design Engineer - 5 years - Ontario Hydro
Graduate Engineer in Training - 2 years - Ontario Hydro
Masters of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, with honors, University of Toronto, 1976.
Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering, with honors, University of Toronto, 1971.
Ontario Hydro, New Technology Awards, 1990 & 1991.
Ontario Hydro, Product Champion, 1985.
University of Toronto, Undergraduate Scholarship, 1969.
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)
Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE)
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Paul N. Acchione, M. Eng., P. Eng., FCAE