JANSEN’s team of engineering professionals has established a reputation for unmatched technical expertise in the field of biomass, waste-to-energy, and chemical recovery combustion boilers.
John F. La Fond, P.E. – President
Offering over 30 years of engineering talent and technical experience, John specializes in combustion, air pollution control, and energy utilization. He is JANSEN’s lead authority on Boiler MACT and CISWI regulations. His expertise includes comprehensive boiler design, combustion system modifications that enhance boiler performance and pollution control, and air/fuel delivery system analysis that maximizes performance and firing capacity. John has been President of JANSEN since September 2011.
Michael L. Britt, P.E. – Vice President, Design and Construction
With an interdisciplinary Engineering Management background and over 35 years of experience, Mike has solid broad-based credentials to competently manage design and design/install projects. His experience in mechanical systems and project engineering for pulp mills and power generating facilities is a valued asset. Mike has served as the senior Project Engineer and Project Manager for numerous recovery, biomass, RDF, and fossil fuel power boiler retrofits and co-generation projects.
John L. Van Aelstyn, C.P.A. – Vice President, Finance and Administration
John has extensive accounting experience in the areas of taxation, construction and real estate. With over 35 years in public accounting and private industry, John served as a financial and management consultant to the firm for three years prior to becoming Vice President in 1992.
A graduate of the University of Washington, he has a B.A. in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. John is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Marcel D. Berz, P.E. – Manager, Process Technologies
Marcel has more than 15 years of experience in evaluating boiler systems and improving boiler combustion air systems, particularly when burning biomass, refuse, and other solid wastes. He is an authority on boiler natural circulation, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, ASME power test code analytical procedures, and the thermal design of superheaters, economizers, and other boiler components. Marcel has (co-)authored several technical papers on these subjects.
Matthew A. Henderson, P.E. – Design Engineer
As a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience in oil and gas, power generation, and pulp and paper facilities, Matt has developed expertise and skills in many areas including project management, engineering, definition, and scheduling. His duties at JANSEN have included numerous boiler system upgrade projects for overfire air, combustion air, mechanical duct collectors, economizers, fuel distribution, fans, pressure part modifications, and non-condensable gases. In addition, Matt has extensive on-site construction engineering experience ensuring that equipment for these projects is installed as designed.
Allan R. Walsh, Ph.D. – Technology Development Leader
Allan has been a key member of the Jansen team for over 25 years. His focus has been the development of technologies that improve the performance of biomass, waste-to-energy, and chemical recovery boilers. Allan has been responsible for the advancement of analytical capabilities including customized Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling of combustion processes for “difficult” fuels, as well as boiler water/steam side circulation analysis and measurement. His recommendations have formed the basis for enhanced combustion air and fuel delivery systems.
David C. Tracey – Lead Designer
Employed by JANSEN since 1988, Dave has over 30 years of experience in the field of mechanical design of power systems. He has proven credentials in ASME boiler pressure part and power piping design, combustion air duct and flue gas breeching design, combustion controls, piping and instrumentation, and field engineering. Utilizing his expertise as a senior designer, Dave helped develop the Jansen High Energy Combustion Air System™.
Edward “Ned” C. Dye, P.E. – Past President, Retired Board Member
Ned has over 40 years in mechanical project engineering, thermal energy system design and design-procure-construct project management. With the firm since 1988, Ned’s technical expertise includes conceptual and detail design engineering and extensive Project Management in the forest products and utility industries. Under his direction, JANSEN has conducted combustion air and flue gas system upgrades, kraft black liquor recovery boiler low odor conversions, boiler equipment and ancillary system retrofits,and industrial co-generation projects.
Arie Verloop, P.E. – Past Vice President, Retired
With a focus on providing boiler and combustion technology client services, Arie has been with JANSEN since 1980, specializing in chemical recovery and biomass boiler processes. He is a recognized process expert and valuable resource in chemical recovery and biomass/waste fuel-fired boiler performance evaluations, capacity upgrade feasibility studies, operational reviews, and troubleshooting. He has co-authored numerous technical papers and has conducted dozens of Recovery Boiler Operations Training Seminars and Biomass Boiler Workshops.