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Career Voices


Ana Amicarella, managing director, Americas Power Projects, Aggreko NAVIGATING THE WORK-LIFE MAZE W


As managing director for Americas Power Projects (APP), Amicarella runs Aggreko’s $350 million temporary power divi- sion manned by 800 people sprawled across North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean. With 117 locations across the Americas, APP boasts the world’s largest temporary power generator fleet.


Given her vast work territory, travel is a big requirement and she can frequently be found on the go. For instance, in just the last week of June 2014, Amicarella commuted between Houston, Texas; Panama; and Bogota, Colombia, to conduct business.


During our interview, as Amicarella speaks of her current and past experiences, her words paint a picture of an urbane and global professional, an engineer, energy executive, community leader, dedicated wife and mother.


Appointed to managing director of Aggreko’s APP division this past January, Amicarella currently oversees the very successful business of supplying not single rental generators, but large scale (defined as 10MW – 200MW) temporary power solutions capable of powering up complete cities and companies in the electric utilities, oil and gas and mining sectors operating in any location.


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orking across cultures and learning all the nuances of their different back- grounds is just one of her favorite work passions, celebrates Ana Amicarella on the phone somewhere within the Aggreko U.S.-Latin American network.


Moreover, APP’s multi-megawatt power applications, such as an entire temporary power plant engineered to supplement insuffi- cient power supply, can be delivered in a matter of weeks based on a customer’s specific requirements. No small feat.


For example, in South America and the Caribbean, many coun- tries rely heavily on hydro power. During periods of drought or an unforeseen climatic event these sources drop off and APP is often asked to provide a temporary power solution for any- where from a few months to several years on a large-scale basis to meet the shortfall until hydro-generated levels recover.


“Economies across the world are growing at a phenomenal rate which is resulting in an increased strain on power genera- tion, transmission and distribution infrastructure. Due to these issues and working with Aggreko, I’ve really been able to learn about each region, industry sector and the unique challenges and power needs of each,” Amicarella said.


Amicarella is very pleased with the success she has had with Aggreko to date, but looking back it is clear her personal attri- butes, accomplishments and professional experiences helped to lay a solid groundwork for her chosen career path.


It started in 1984, when Amicarella participated in the Los Ange- HISPANIC ENGINEER & Information Technology | Fall 2014 13


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