Energy Center Names Program Director

The School of Engineering welcomes Teresa Barber-Tournaud, who joined the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) at UConn as Program Director in December 2012. She replaces Tricia Bergman, who served with distinction in that role from the center’s earliest days.

TBT2Ms. Barber-Tournaud comes to UConn with 20 years’ experience at United Technologies Corporation, where she held positions of increasing responsibility with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Hamilton Sundstrand (now UTC Aerospace Systems), UTC Research Center, UTC Industrial Lasers and the International Aero Engines consortium under Pratt & Whitney.

Most recently, Ms. Barber-Tournaud was a Program Manager with Pratt & Whitney, where her duties spanned areas of strategic partnership alliances, product development, and collaborative project management. As Program Manager, she negotiated and closed a multi-million deal with a risk-revenue sharing partner to deliver an advanced gear system and engine core that improves efficiency, emissions and noise while significantly lowering maintenance costs for the customer; executed a partnership agreement consisting of collaborative project management activities to meet financial goals; and delivered cost reduction objectives within budget, resulting in significant annual savings in shop visits. 

Earlier in her career, Ms. Barber-Tournaud served as a Business Manager with Hamilton Sundstrand; in leadership positions involving supplier quality, procurement, continuous improvement and manufacturing engineering with Pratt & Whitney; as Maintenance/Production Supervisor/Engineer with Stanley Tools; and as a Field Service Engineer/Instructor/EH&S Officer with United Technologies Industrial Lasers.

Throughout her career, notes C2E2 Director Dr. Prabhakar Singh, Ms. Barber-Tournaud has demonstrated leadership in program and business management, commitment to fostering team building and collaborative program development that leads to a cross-functional matrix organization for meeting company and contractual goals. 

Ms. Barber-Tournaud received her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford, and a master’s degree in Management as well as an MBA, from Albertus Magnus College.

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