Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Dirk manages all aspects of QUG’s day to day business, including business development efforts and capital projects. Dirk has 19 years of experience developing power generation assets, including natural gas-fired combined cycle plants, large-scale coal-fired plants, solar projects, geothermal plants and waste to energy facilities. Dirk has also developed a large-scale interstate high voltage transmission line.
Prior to his role as COO Dirk served as Chief Technical Officer and managed QUG’s capital projects as well as the development initiatives. Before to joining QUG, Dirk was Executive Vice President and the Head of Sithe Global’s Houston office since 2004. Until 2004 Dirk served as President of Steag Power, LLC and was responsible for the executive management of North and Central American IPP operations for STEAG AG, Essen, Germany. Prior to 1999 he was a Member of the team that started the Steag AG’s IPP activities. Dirk’s professional experience includes project development in Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Columbia, Canada, Greece, East Africa, Iceland, Guam and Germany. Dirk holds a Dipl. Ing (Th) from the University of Wuppertal. Dirk served in the German Army and was assigned to the Engineering Division of the Nato HQ AFCENT. Mr. Straussfeld is a QUG board member.
SURIYUN (SURI) SUKDUANG
Vice President, Engineering & Project Development
Suriyun is responsible for development, construction, technical diligence, asset optimization, and capital projects as they relate to Quantum’s development initiatives, existing generation asset fleet and power project acquisitions under review by Quantum. Suriyun has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry in multiple segments along the energy market value chain ranging from power plant development, construction and operations to risk management and wholesale energy marketing. Prior to joining QUG in May 2012, Mr. Sukduang was the Director of Business Development at Keystone Energy Partners where he was a lead member of a successfully exited private equity backed generation, wholesale, and retail energy company wherein he managed the acquisitions and development of utility scale power generation assets in ERCOT and the start-up and successful sale of a retail energy company. Prior to Keystone, Mr. Sukduang held various roles in the power generation industry at NextEra Energy and GDF Suez Energy NA. Suriyun holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
Matt oversees all financial aspects of QUG’s day to day business, including financial reporting, tax planning, risk management and cash management. Matt has over 19 years of experience in the energy sector.
Prior to joining QUG in January 2017, Mr. Borski was Vice President of Finance at Montrose Environmental Group, an environmental service company based in Irvine, CA. Prior to that, Mr. Borski was Director of Tax & Treasury at Northern Star Generation, LLC, a privately held power generation company located in Houston TX that owned and operated a fleet of coal, waste coal and gas fired plants. During his 10 years at Northern Star, Matt was a key member of the management team and was involved in numerous M&A and financing transactions. Prior to Northern Star, Matt was Manager of Tax at El Paso Corporation, in its Merchant Energy Division. Matt started his career in public accounting in Houston. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Houston, and is a CPA.
Associate of Financial Planning & Analysis
Adam is a member of the Financial Planning & Analysis group responsible for performing financial analyses and conducting due diligence for QUG’s corporate development activities. Prior to joining QUG in January 2018, Mr. Clark worked in the project finance and M&A advisory group at ENGIE NA where he helped support investment decisions for renewable and conventional energy projects in North America. Prior to ENGIE, Mr. Clark was a risk control analyst at Iberdrola Energy Holdings. Mr. Clark holds both a BBA and MS in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a CFA Level III Candidate.
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Ms. Robinson is responsible for office management and executive support at QUG’s headquarters in Houston. Prior to joining QUG in 2011, Ms. Robinson served as an executive assistant to the President of Sales and the Chief Information Officer at Shared Technologies. Prior to that, Ms. Robinson served as an executive assistant to the CEO of Williams Gas Pipeline.