February 21, 2022 John Ferland
John Ferland joined ORPC in 2008 and has served as President since 2017. He helps oversee the company’s growing team, now numbering 35 employees and soon to expand to 45, working in four countries on three continents. He brings specific expertise to company activities in business and project development, worker safety, public communication and government affairs.
With over 35 years in technology commercialization, renewable energy development, port emergency response operations and coastal resources management, John has served as CEO of an oil spill response company, mentored numerous startups as director of a technology entrepreneur assistance program, and was the founding president of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), now the leading industry association for clean technology companies in northern New England. John has an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.