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Meet the CCC Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Team



Scott Buffett

An instructor at Clinton Community College since 2009, Scott holds his BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from State University of New York Institute of Technology, and an AAS in Electronics Technology from Clinton Community College. In 2010, Scott took over as Coordinator and Assistant Professor of CCC’s Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program. Scott holds a unique set of credentials for wind training having obtained the PDQ Climb Rescue Train the Trainer Certification, and completed ATTE/Airstreams Train the Trainer, GE 1.5MW Turbine Technician, GE Converter and Pitch Courses.




Rick Lawrence

A retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, Rick comes to Clinton Community College with extensive work experience in applied space sciences, engineering, and mathematics, having successfully led 340 active-duty military and civilian personnel working in exacting missile and nuclear maintenance environment. Rick holds his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, MS in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and MA in Science Education from Western Governors University. He has been an adjunct instructor of physics at CCC since 2010, and Assistant Professor of Electrical Technology since 2011.



Kris Renadette

Recently taking over the Industrial Technology Program as Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Kris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and a M.S. in Engineering and Management from Union Graduate College. Kris spent his last four years working out of the Watervliet Arsenal in weapons manufacturing as a Mechanical Engineer. He is able to keep his feet wet so to speak in the Industrial field through his part time job with Safety Compliance Services. There they provide stand-by rescue personnel for confined space, rope rescue, haz mat, and construction sites occurring at various industrial sites, safety consultants, and instructors for various health, safety, and OSHA related courses across the United States.




Tom Hampston

Tom is an Adjunct Instructor in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology degree program at Clinton Community College. Prior to his current position, he was a Wind Site Manger for General Electric, providing warranty services at two Northern New York wind farms. He was also a Contract Manager for Noble Environmental Power during the development, design, and construction of three wind farms in Northern New York and two wind farms in Western New York. Tom holds a BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and a MBA from Capital University in Columbus, OH. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, Vermont, and Ohio and has completed the GE Wind Training programs: Wind Site Manager and GE 1.5 Installation Training.