GBB Acquires the Energy Facilities Group of RRC Power & Energy

For more Information, contact:
Harvey W. Gershman, President
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
703-573-5800 /

Ken Ripper, President
RRC Power & Energy LLC
(512) 992-2087/

FAIRFAX, Va and ROUND ROCK, Tx  (September 19, 2016) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) and RRC Power & Energy, LLC (RRC) jointly announced today GBB’s acquisition of RRC’s Energy Facilities Group (EFG), a multi-disciplinary team that provides consulting and engineering services to waste facilities, district energy systems, and power generating plants nationwide. This team has executed many projects including plant modifications, as well as new facility design and construction. Their services include studies, facility audits/assessments, owners engineer services, project management, engineering design, construction support commissioning / acceptance testing, and operations monitoring.  

“This transaction is in line with RRC’s long-term corporate strategic goals and objectives,” said Ken Ripper, RRC President and Member of the Board of Directors. “The EFG team will get the opportunity to continue and expand on the great work it has done with us while we focus RRC’s resources and efforts on our core services and remain an industry leader.”

“This is a very important and strategic acquisition that will create valuable synergies between our current team and the group of experienced professionals joining GBB,” stated Harvey Gershman, GBB President. “This additional complementary expertise will have a direct positive impact on the depth of expertise and breadth of services offered to clients, and on GBB’s growth.”

Joining GBB as part of this acquisition, and based in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, are:

  • Matt ClarkMatt Clark, P.E., (GBB Vice President) who has over 30 years of experience that includes engineering management, project management, design, construction support and start-up monitoring for energy-from-waste, solid waste and power and energy projects. He has a broad range of experience in the power and energy arena starting as a boilermaker helper and culminating in his new role with GBB. Previously, he was Vice President and Engineering Director of RRC, responsible for the development of the EFG, and Vice President and Professional Associate at HDR Engineering. He can be reached at or 612-868-2128.
  • Steve VrchotaSteve Vrchota, P.E., (GBB Senior Project Manager) who has over 25 years of experience in the environmental and energy from waste industry that include leadership in the areas of management, engineering, project management, process management, construction, plant operations, boiler operations, and metals recovery. He has extensive experience working on projects in mixed waste processing, material recovery, and waste-to-energy from municipal solid waste. Prior to joining GBB, he was Manager of RRC’s EFG. He also has worked as a boiler engineer, construction manager and operations manager at a mixed waste processing plant, and is certified in optical system design, operations and maintenance. He can be reached at or 612-747-4996.
  • Rob DunnetteRob Dunnette (GBB Project Manager) who has over 35 years of experience that includes power plant construction, start-up, operations, maintenance, regulatory compliance, safety, training, and administration at facilities firing conventional, nuclear, and alternative fuels. Prior to joining GBB, he was Senior Consultant for more than 5 years with RRC’s EFG. Prior to becoming a consultant, he worked more than 30 years for several power plants, gaining industry experience as he directed the management and operations of a number of facilities employing a wide variety of power production technologies utilizing many fuel types, including solid waste, coal, oil, gas, nuclear, and hydro. He can be reached at or 507-990-4196.

About GBB

GBB is an award-winning national solid waste management consulting firm, founded in 1980, that helps public and private entities do better things with waste. GBB specializes in solid waste collection, processing, recycling, resource recovery, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit,,,, or call 703-573-5800.

About RRC

RRC delivers engineering solutions to energy projects throughout the United States and into Canada. Founded and incorporated in May 2007, the company has continued to grow by providing value to its clients and now includes over 100 full time staff with offices in Round Rock and Midland, Texas; Maple Grove, Minnesota; Hobbs, New Mexico; Tualatin, Oregon; Denver, Colorado; and Mississauga, Ontario.  For more information, visit,,,, or call 512-992-2087.