Marcel Blanchard, CEM, CEP
Assistant Vice President
Business Operations & Facilities - Utilities Operations
Marcel Blanchard began his career in engineering as a nuclear power plant operator in the US Navy. After his discharge he returned to Texas and began his career as an electrician, working his way from journeyman to field superintendent. In the early 1980s he enrolled in the electrical engineering technology program at the University of Houston, and accepted a position with their office of facilities planning and construction as an electrical inspector. Upon earning his BS degree he advanced to a position in facilities management at the University of Houston's central campus.
Since then Mr. Blanchard has served the University of Houston and UTMB in many positions. His current role as Assistant Vice President for Utilities Operations includes supervising a team of support engineers for capital programs and maintenance support, district energy operations, the campus sustainability program, as well as the business management of two service centers.
Mr. Blanchard holds certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers as a certified energy manager (CEM), and energy procurement professional (CEP).