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Over 77 Years Experience In The Industry!
Baseload Power provides parts and services to the Power Industry. Keeping your bottom line and deadlines in mind, Baseload Power has the level of support you require and the quality products you demand!
Baseload Power Generation Parts & Services is the global power industry’s foremost company for service and parts with highly proficient and trained field service technicians, extremely vetted vendor partners and a well-seasoned technical support network.
To provide exceptional service, superior parts, and outstanding technical support to the global power industry.
Esprit de Corps
Richard, a native Texan, served in the United States Marine Corps to begin his career in the turbine and generator field. As an aircraft mechanic on the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, he developed the skills to work on jet engines completing his syllabus for the FAA Air frames & Powerplant rating. After working in field service for GE through Granite Services on LM 2500, LM6000, LM5000 & the LMS-100, he took a position in the Installation and Commissioning side as a Mechanical Technical Advisor. After completing his first assignment in Israel, he was assigned to the initial LMS-100 installations post Groton South Dakota. After completing a number of installations including the quickest from set to first fire, he took a position with Brush Electric Machines. Richard was a mechanical field service engineer for Brush working globally and supervising as well as performing many different activities from a stator rewind in Canada to a package conversion in Colombia and many more. With his vast knowledge of power plants from intake to generation to include BOP, Richard decided to go into business with Robert Walshe and create Baseload Power. His idea was simple….to provide a quality service with quality parts in a safe and expedient manner to his customers while providing a quality lifestyle to those who would one day be Baseload Power employees. To this day, the Lord has blessed Baseload Power and the families who support it. Richard lives in South Texas with his wife and together they have six children and four grandchildren. He enjoys the great outdoors, hunting and fishing with family and friends.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Robert, a native Texan, attended Texas A&M Kingsville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a Minor in Business Administration. His extensive career in the mechanical field began with Bay Ltd Construction in Corpus Christi. His responsibilities increased with each project and role leading to start up engineer with Omega Energy Consulting then Mechanical TA where he set and aligned the GE Gas Turbine, the BRUSH Generator, the intercooler, center-lined the power train alignment on turbine package, directed construction of the cooling tower, set all BOP motors and pumps and coordinated the lube oil flush, piping hydro-testing effort. He worked as the Lead Mechanical Startup Engineer for Pro Energy Service in Venezuela and as the Site Manager for GE in Thailand where he managed the construction and commissioning of the LM6000 expansion project. Robert met Richard Lowrance while working together on a project in Texas and years later, they partnered to start Baseload Power. Robert lives in South Texas with his wife. Robert enjoys spending time with family and experiencing the great outdoors, specifically fishing, hunting and traveling the world.
Jay McClaugherty, Jr.
Field Services Director
Jay McClaugherty, Jr., joined the Baseload Power Team January 7, 2019, as the Director of Field Services. Jay has 16 years of experience in the power generation industry specializing in the management of complex customer-related, technical projects. He brings expertise in GE LM series industrial gas turbines as well as the plants in which they operate in worldwide. He was employed for 8 years as the Managing Director of IGT Field Service USA with MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH where he managed and operated all aspects of the stand-alone shop/office facility in New Braunfels, Texas. Prior, he worked as a Field Service Representative for 8 years with TransCanada Turbines, Inc., where he traveled to customer sites worldwide to perform inspections, repairs, maintenance and troubleshooting on gas turbines. Jay has an Advanced Level of Secondary Education from King George V College in Southport, England and a General Certificate of Secondary Education from Kingswood College at Scarisbrick Hall in Southport, England.
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Diane, a native Texan, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She worked for the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County for 24 years, serving as Chief Executive Officer the last twelve years. Diane served on Boards of various organizations and in leadership roles with the Texas Council of Community Centers Executive Directors Consortium and the Texas Council Risk Management Fund. She joined the Baseload Power team to oversee administrative services. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi and serves on the Board of Directors for Charlie’s Place Recovery Center. She was honored as a “Corpus Christi Under 40” Award Recipient and with the “Y Women in Careers Award” from the Corpus Christi YWCA. She is married to Richard and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
TRAINING MANAGER AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Charles has 43 years working in power industry. He served as Senior Commissioning Engineer with Brush Electrical Machines which included worldwide travel, Field Service Manager with Brush Turbo Generators and Global Field Service Consultant with Brush GMS.
George Kochel joined the Baseload Power team in 2014 as the Sales and Marketing Manager responsible for developing and maintaining clients. George travels to job sites and works with customers to assure their understanding of the maintenance needs of their generators. He worked for Brush Turbo generators for 19 years, serving as Regional Manager/Proposal Coordinator where he developed and submitted proposals for the repair/and or overhaul of Brush Electrical Machines, Ltd. Generators. His office served the U.S., Canada, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. He also coordinated service engineer’s project assignments, schedule, arranged shipping of equipment to and from sites. George earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University.