Carter Matheson Quillen is a 4 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, a BSME graduate engineer from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida and has been a registered professional engineer in Tennessee since 2002. He is a past president of the Space Coast ASHRAE chapter as well as an award-winning conservation contractor in several utility company programs.
Mr. Quillen was a certified mechanical contractor, solar contractor, and energy auditor for over 15 years where he performed thousands of residential and commercial HVAC&R system performance analyses, building envelope evaluations, and completed hundreds of energy efficiency upgrades. He is an expert in solar thermal and photovoltaic applications and was the testing engineer for the Florida Solar Energy Center’s certification programs for two years.
His industrial experience includes 5 years as a mechanical systems engineer for ground support facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, (CCAFS) and the Kennedy Space Center, (KSC) where he was involved in optimizing the energy efficiency of numerous industrial /commercial systems. Carter was also the facilities engineer at a large manufacturing facility in Johnson City Tennessee where he designed and managed capital improvements on process and comfort cooling systems and other utilities projects.
Carter has provided mechanical consulting services to a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and government clients, including the Florida Solar Energy Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, NASA, the US Air Force, the D.O.E and the US Department of State. He was also the Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing, (MEP), construction administrator for the construction of Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, which at the time, was the largest commercial construction project in the country. He has worked as an independent contractor and clean energy advocate since 2007.