As International Commercial Manager of Georgia Biomass, Michael Dalton is responsible for managing the commercial operations of the company. Michael negotiates and manages freight, sales and long term off-take agreements for Georgia Biomass. His is the direct liaison with clients as well responsible for optimization of the value chain down stream of manufacturing. As the Georgia Biomass’s principle market is in Europe, Michael’s office is located in Madrid, Spain.
Michael is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive overseas experience in technical and commercial management positions. He has principally worked in the Power Generation business, more recently in the area of renewable energy. Prior to joining Georgia Biomass in 2012, Michael led the development and engineering of former parent company RWE’s biomass business in Spain.
Michael began his professional career as a Commissioning Engineer for the power generation division of the German multinational Siemens. With Siemens he worked in large state of the art fossil fueled international power generation projects in the UK, Germany, Spain, Vietnam and the Netherlands.
Michael then led the engineering and commissioning of a combined cycled cogeneration project within the Repsol refinery complex in Spain for Spain’s largest engineering company Tecnicas Reunidas SA. after which he returned to Ireland to supervise the construction and commissioning of a pumping and waster water treatment project in his home town in Limerick, Ireland.
In 2004 Michael returned to the power generation business as Commissioning Manager in a 400MW CCGT joint venture between Initec Energia S.A. (subsidiary of the multinational construction company ACS) with Mitsubishi Electric for the Spanish Utility Endesa.
Prior to commencing work with Georgia Biomass’s parent company RWE Innogy in 2009 Michael returned to Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. to project manage phase II of the 270MW CCGT peaker project in Escatron, Spain.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) in University College Dublin, Ireland.