Interactive Control Podcast

Interactive Control Podcast

If you work with controls as an Operator, Engineer, Maintenance Person, or Plant Manager, this podcast is for you. Our focus is on answering real questions and solving real problems with real controls experts. We will cover topics such as unit startup issues, alarm rationalization, loop tuning, instrumentation calibration, various system overviews, component breakdowns, and more.

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Lessons Learned from Controls Project Management

Summary: In this episode I discuss controls project management and ways you can help your project run more smoothly with my guest Brett Maclaren.

Topics Covered:

  • Brett’s experience as a nuclear submarine officer
  • Responsibilities of a controls project manager
  • Common challenges and advice for controls projects

Guest Bio:

Brett is the North American Projects Director for the Controls Business Line of GE Vernova based out of Longmont, CO. In his current role, Brett is responsible for the team of project managers executing controls upgrades in North America, as well as regional P&L accountability and forecasting. Past roles include Commercial Manager and Project Manager, as well as serving 8 years active duty as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear & Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University. Since leaving the military, he has volunteered extensively in mentoring and supporting veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys.

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Questions or Topic Ideas?

The title of this podcast is Interactive Control for a reason. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover that we haven’t yet, please send me a message over LinkedIn or email me at and we’ll do our best to cover it in a future episode.