TDI US Holdings/Champlain Hudson Power Express
Gene Martin is president of Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI), a wholly owned unit of energy investment firm Blackstone Group, where he leads construction of the $7.5-billion Champlain Hudson Power Express Project, the second largest underground HVDC transmission project in the world that will supply 1,250 MW of renewable power to New York City in 2026.
Gene has been leading global organizations for more than 30 years acting as owner, developer, designer, builder and operator for six Fortune 500 NYSE listed companies in private equity, construction, energy and engineering. These include his current role at TDI/Blackstone, and past executive positions at EMCOR Group, KeySpan Energy, UtiliCorp United, SCANA and AECOM. Along with leading multibillion-dollar global acquisitions and leading-edge efforts in DBOM and EPC of key energy infrastructure, Gene has built several life cycle service companies serving some of the world’s largest commercial, industrial and institutional companies across their global operations.
Gene delivered the keynote address to the Australian Parliament on Building Retail Competitive Choice in National Industries and has been recognized for energy achievement by the New York Institute of Technology, Edison Electric Institute, US Environmental Protection Agency, American Gas Association and the Governor of South Carolina. He serves on the board of directors of Heath Consultants Inc. and the State University of New York Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and holds engineering and business degrees from the University of Southern California.