HDR’s John Clark Honored with 2019 Floyd Hasselriis Pioneer Award

John Clark

Mechanical Engineer and Senior Project Manager John Clark, P.E., P.P.A., of our Mahwah, New Jersey office, has been honored with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019 Floyd Hasselriis Pioneer Award.

The annual award is presented to an individual for pioneering work and outstanding contributions in the field of incineration and/or thermal treatment technologies over an extended period of time.

With more than 30 years of experience in the resource recovery industry, Clark has assisted with operations, maintenance and engineering projects at over 45 waste-to-energy facilities, covering most combustion technologies and performance review of waste gasification technologies.

Prior to joining HDR, he was part of the research and development team at Covanta Energy where he evaluated new technologies and new facilities, and provided support for plant improvements, steam cycle efficiency optimization and air pollution control equipment performance optimization.

“John is one of the most dedicated engineering professionals in the waste management industry. He is always willing to share information and help," said former award winner Anthony Licata. "He has contributed to enhancing ASME through his dedication. John is extremely knowledgeable in the field of combustion and waste-to-energy.”

Clark has been an active member of ASME for 29 years, volunteering on various committees and serving on the executive board of the Materials and Energy Recovery Division from 2010-2016. He’s served on the ASME Codes and Standards PTC 34 committee since 2011, and is involved with the ASME Research Committee on Energy, Environment and Waste. Clark has been a board certified environmental engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers since 1995.

Doug DeCesare, HDR’s global solid waste services director, adds, “John is truly deserving of this award. His technical expertise is recognized all over the country and is an asset to the waste management community.”