GAI Positions Power Generation Market Sector for the Future

Pittsburgh, PA—GAI Consultants (GAI) announces that Kent Cockley, MS, PE, former Director of Engineering, has assumed the role of Senior Director of Engineering and Power Generation Market Sector Leader. Current Senior Director of Engineering and Power Generation Market Sector Leader, Gary Brendel, PE, is stepping into a Strategic/Senior Advisory role for the company. GAI’s focus is to build the firm’s Market Services for the future while maintaining client continuity through the transition.

About Kent

  • A seasoned professional, Mr. Cockley has been with GAI for over 20 years.
  • Kent specializes in Environmental Engineering, Coal Combustion Residual Landfill and Impoundment Siting, Design, Permitting, Closure and Construction Monitoring, beneficial use of Coal Combustion By-products, and he also has experience with water/wastewater management.
  • Continuing in his new role, Kent will support GAI’s new and existing clients by tapping established Power Generation leadership and cultivating the firm’s up-and-coming professionals.
  • Kent holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the American Coal Ash Association.
  • In his spare time, Kent coaches for the Murrysville Area Soccer Association and actively volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Connect with Kent on LinkedIn.

“We have been preparing for this evolution for three years, and we are excited for both Kent and Gary in their new roles! Only at a company with GAI’s level of stability can one move a four-decade veteran into a new role that maximizes his knowledge of the industry and client needs, and have a two-decade seasoned leader step up to continue growing the firm’s capabilities, locations, and services. I look forward to continuing to work with both Kent and Gary to meet GAI’s clients’ needs and move us into the future!”

Stephen Gould, MBA, Senior Vice President, GAI Consultants

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