ABOUT US | People
The Indeck Energy team is comprised of talented and driven individuals who are highly experienced in developing, owning and operating energy facilities. We believe that our flat hierarchy and team-oriented approach to doing business are key ingredients in our success.
Lawrence A. Lagowski – President
Mr. Lagowski joined Indeck in 1986 as Chief Financial Officer, directing all financial aspects of the company including corporate and project finance. He became President in 2011. He serves on the board of directors of Indeck and as well as several outside companies. Prior to joining Indeck, Mr. Lagowski worked for a national CPA firm.
Christopher M. DePodesta – Vice President of Development
Mr. DePodesta is responsible for all business development and project management activities for the company. Since 2000, Chris has worked for the company in the capacity of a project developer, manager and engineer and had most recently led the company's biomass and solar business development efforts. He has more than 20 years of experience in the conventional and renewable power and refinery fuels, pulp & paper, hazardous waste and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Indeck Energy, he worked as a consultant/project engineer for the utility and industrial markets for CE/ABB, Duke Energy, and Ambitech Engineering Corporation. Mr. DePodesta graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BSME and is a Registered Professional Engineer in California and Illinois.
Michael D. Ferguson – Vice President of Operations and Asset Management
Mr. Ferguson oversees operations and asset management for Indeck's existing projects. His 20 years of diverse energy industry experience includes large industrial energy management, solid waste combustion and 13 years in the power industry with Indeck. His ongoing responsibilities involve fuel supply, risk management, contract administration and corporate regulatory compliance. Mr. Ferguson has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Joseph M. Oskorep – Vice President and Controller
Mr. Oskorep is responsible for all accounting, tax and financial compliance for the company and its subsidiaries. He has more than 16 years of experience in the energy industry, specializing in domestic and international tax structures. Prior to joining the company, he was an Audit Manager at BDO Seidman. Mr. Oskorep holds a BA degree, magna cum laude, from Lewis University. He is a CPA and has received the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Karl G. Dahlstrom - Director of Business Development
Mr. Dahlstrom is responsible for Indeck’s development of natural gas, wind and solar power plants throughout North America. He has over 9 years of commercial, technical and development experience within the energy sector across multiple technologies and resources. Karl started his energy career as one of the initial developers at Invenergy, LLC, where he helped create their wind energy pipeline in the US and Canada. After Invenergy, Karl worked as Vice President of Development & Acquisitions with Wind Capital Group, LLC, where he successfully led the company’s acquisition and development teams. Mr. Dahlstrom has a BS in Business Management from Ripon College.
William R. Garth – Director of Economics
Mr. Garth has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. He oversees Indeck’s financial analysis, modeling, and budgeting efforts, and he has a successful track record in all aspects of energy project development, including business development, project finance, acquisitions, contract restructuring and asset management. Prior to joining Indeck, he was employed as a mechanical design engineer for the Superconducting Super Collider and as an industrial engineer for General Dynamics. Mr. Garth holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BSIE from Purdue University.
Cathleen E. Mitchell – Human Resources Director
Ms. Mitchell joined Indeck Energy in 1994 and has more than 17 years experience in the area of human resources in both manufacturing and service environments. She is responsible for all the human resource/payroll related activities for the Indeck Group of Companies. Prior to joining Indeck Energy, Ms. Mitchell worked for Mercer Human Resource Consulting, LLC. She holds a BA degree in Human Resources Management from Roosevelt University, as well as having her SPHR and CEBS certifications.