Fred W. Giffels
The G of HGP, and one of the original three founders of Hawks, Giffels & Pullin (HGP) Inc. Mr. Giffels helped form the firm in 1985 in Houston, Texas, along with two other principals, Mr. Hawks who retired and Mr. Pullin who left the firm to pursue other interests.
Mr. Giffels initially served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Development for the firm, where he headed up all Client engagements and business development activities for the firm from 1985 until 1990. He has been the CEO of the firm for the last 20 years and is responsible for the continuous profitability, day to day operations, and long range strategic and tactical planning.
Mr. Giffels has over 39 years of progressive Executive, Program, and Large scale Project Management experience in the Energy and Engineering Construction industries. He has actively led developing renewable energy projects along with baseload generation projects to firm up renewable projects in an effort to decrease the "carbon footprint" in the USA and the world.
HGP's CEO is a nationally recognized expert, having proffered testimony in a number of different federal, state and local jurisdictions.
He is one of a select group of Executives who have experience in the full spectrum of Electrical Power Generation from: Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar, Bio-Mass, Small Hydro, and Combo's) as well as Nuclear, Fossil (Gas, Coal, Oil, Waste), Large Scale Hydro and Alternative Energy Pilot plants.
He is a highly sought-after energy executive consultant, rendering accurate technical and financial analysis, and unique "Out of the Box" risk mitigation and valuation concepts that can be accomplished. He brings enthusiasm and a high level of energy and dedication to each assignment as well as a level of experience and teamwork that is hard to match by any of HGP's competitors.
Prior to joining HGP, Mr. Giffels held positions of ever increasing management responsibly culminating in executive and senior management positions at Fluor, Fluor-Daniel Construction, Daniel Construction Company, Pizzagalli Construction, Delian/PMII, Brown and Root, and Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation (now part of CB&I).
Fred is one of the initial founding members of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky, is a "certified car nut", and long term supporter of the "Meals On Wheels" charity. He also serves on various renewable energy and nuclear industry committees, as well as being a director on a non-profit renewable energy company.