Patrick McCarty has retired from his position as generation manager at Tacoma Power, after 38 years with the company, and Chris Mattson has been named to this position.
McCarty was appointed generation manager in 1996. He joined the company in 1979 as a civil engineer. McCarty has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from St. Martin’s University.
During his 38-year career with Tacoma Power, McCarty served as chair of the advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College, was a Washington director of the Northwest Hydroelectric Association.
He also was vice chair of the National Hydropower Association’s Hydraulic Power Committee, as well as serving on NHA’s board of directors. During McCarty’s tenure, Tacoma Power received several Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters awards from NHA, most recently in 2017 for its Cushman Hydroelectric Project Hatcheries.
In addition, he was a member of the board of directors of the Hydro Research Foundation. And over the years, McCarty authored numerous articles for Hydro Review magazine.
Mattson was named generation manager in June 2017. Before that he was production engineering manager. Mattson joined the company in 1995. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.