At Engage, we serve within the domain of the practical. True partners. Not a layered bureaucracy with inexperienced staff that don’t understand your business or industry.
Engage Energy & Industrial Consulting was founded in 2015 by Donald Racey. Don brings the unique ability to guide organizations through significant business transformations. Don is the primary architect behind Engages’ innovative project implementation approach and is a passionate advocate for socially conscious and sustainable business processes. Don is a sought-after speaker and author creating articles, blogs, and hosting the “Engage with Energy podcast.” Don is an expert in the field of Asset Lifecycle Management, Business Transformation, Sustainability, and ESG Strategy.
In addition, Don serves as President, Marketing for American Energy Partners, Inc. (OTC: AEPT). AEPT serves as the parent company for multiple subsidiaries:
Prior to founding Engage, Don served as Managing Director of Corporate Finance – Turnarounds and Restructuring for FTI Consulting, headquartered in Washington, D.C. At FTI, Don focused on creating performance improvement programs for leading energy and industrial companies. Don joined FTI after serving as Senior Vice President, Operations for Reliability Management Group, Inc. (RMG) based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At RMG, Don was responsible for all aspects of business development and the management of RMG’s portfolio of client engagements.
Don has worked with all levels of client organizations—from the boardroom to shop floor and field—to lead business process changes. Additionally, Don has worked across a diverse range of clients in the energy value chain including upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas. Much of Don’s work has been focused on regulatory initiatives as a primary driver of change.
Don holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University. Don is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Don has published articles including:
Prior to joining Engage, Meagan served several local businesses to enhance their social media and marketing efforts through her firm, Meagan Reed Consulting. Meagan also has several years of experience in property operations management. In addition, Meagan has served as an adjunct professor in the communication departments at Slippery Rock and Clarion Universities, teaching classes such as Business and Professional Speaking, Advertising Production, and Digital Imaging.
Meagan also brings experience in donor relations, fundraising, and civil engagement. She has served on the boards of WQED as well as the Alpha Omega Center. Meagan has volunteered with the Olde Town Grove City Marketing Committee and helped with the marketing for the launch of Robin’s Home, Supportive Housing for Women Veterans, and their Children.
Patrick has over 25 years of operational experience, including 20 years in heavy manufacturing in the energy sector (GE Energy), and eight years of consulting with gas and electric utilities (FTI and Ankura Consulting). With a strong engineering background in power generation (gas, wind, and solar), Patrick also holds broad knowledge of supply chain, quality, and operational areas. His expertise in executing process and performance improvements, change management, and quality/operations systems has helped several gas and electric utilities solve critical business issues.
Patrick holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is Six Sigma certified as a Greenbelt, Blackbelt, and Quality Leader. He is also adept in lean manufacturing and quality auditing.