richard shandross

Richard Shandross

Associate Director

Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure

Burlington, MA +1.781.270.8391

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Rich Shandross is an associate director in the Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure segment, working in the energy efficiency policy and analysis group. He brings more than 25 years of engineering, project management, and research and development experience in industry, consulting, government, and academia. 

Rich supports clients in the areas of energy efficiency, technology and market evaluation, and emerging technologies. 

Selected engagements include:

  • Leading a team of national food service organizations that is focused on improving energy efficiency and other energy reduction initiatives for their sector
  • Leading a team that evaluated the market potential of a highly innovative new thermal management technology, and developed plans for deploying the technology 

Immediately prior to joining Guidehouse, Rich worked in and then led the Advanced Power Sources program at General Dynamics C4 Systems, managing projects sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory and Army CERDEC, as well as internal development projects. 

Rich worked in the Technology and Innovation practice at Arthur D. Little and TIAX LLC consulting firms, first as a consultant and then as a manager. There he worked on and led projects in manufacturing technology; commercial food equipment and processes; HVAC technologies; alternative fuel technologies and manufacturing processes; well-to-wheels analyses of energy and emissions; and fuel cell technology development and analysis. 

Rich also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in the Chicago (Region V) office, in their Hazardous Waste Management Program. He was the EPA’s state implementation officer for Indiana.

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
BS, Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
EIT - Illinois
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