Mr. Daycock's 30 year career in the power generation industry includes operational, engineering, and leadership roles; most recently as Plant Manager of a 705MW combined-cycle facility, prior to joining GP Strategies as a Business Development Manager in 2012. He is recognized as an energy industry leader with expertise in a diverse range of technologies that include: coal, CFB, alternative fuels, combined cycle and BOP support systems.
From his roots growing up on a family farm in upstate New York, Ken traveled to the New York City to attend SUNY Maritime College where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering, was licensed as a Third Assistant Engineer by the US Coast Guard, and commission as an officer in the US Navy Reserve. Foregoing a life at sea, he was hired by CE (now Alstom) as a Field Service Engineer in 1984 where he began his power industry career crawling through countless coal fired units throughout the mid-Atlantic region, before transitioning to the commissioning of several waste coal CFB’s and finally into plant O&M. Ken led the safe operations at 5 separate coal facilities before switching to combustion turbine technology in 2006.
In addition to his expertise in the power industry, he has a lifetime passion for safety and has been an active volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for over 30 years. Ken has spent most of this career living in Pennsylvania where he raised 6 children and enjoys his many grandchildren.