Bill Sommer, MS, C.E.M., R.E.P.
Track M | Big Data & IoT
William (Bill) Sommer is a general Project Manager for Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) in Birmingham, Alabama.Mr. Sommer leads the company’s initiatives in the research and development of technology solutions supporting the company’s energy information management business line.Mr. Sommer also leads projects in sustainable design, performs energy assessments, and aids in the development of alternative and renewable energy solutions.
Current projects include the development of a Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) for Shreveport Regional Airport and ongoing work with the US Army Corps of Engineers at multiple DoD facilities.He also completed energy assessments at multiple Department of Defense facilities.
Prior to joining SEA, Mr. Sommer completed a twenty-three-year career with the US Navy which offered him a broad base of experience across the science and engineering disciplines.He was a senior officer in the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps, gained experience in offensive and defensive cyber operations, information assurance, and network operations.His service included:
Mr. Sommer is active in the Huntsville AEE chapter and supported the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) 2016 as chairman of two sessions in the “Big Data and Internet of Things” track.He is currently chairing the entire track for the WEEC 2017.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School.He earned additional graduate certificates in Systems Analysis and Defense Energy Systems, also from the Naval Postgraduate School.He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Renewable Energy Professional (REP).