Barbara Dusicka excels as a translator, whether it’s providing Spanish translations for her children’s school, translating slang from her native New Zealand, or translating the needs of energy-efficiency engineers and industrial facilities into Cascade’s energy management and collaboration software, SENSEI®. With over a dozen years of industrial energy-efficiency consulting expertise and a strong problem-solving and continuous improvement mindset, she is ideally suited to lead Cascade’s software vision.
Barbara directs an agile software development team and provides strategic and feature-level guidance to the development of SENSEI. She has worked at Cascade since 2004 in a wide range of roles spanning analysis and implementation of industrial energy-efficiency projects to program design and management of Cascade’s project engineering group. Barbara recognizes the importance of a multi-level understanding of engineering projects and completed a Master’s degree in Engineering Management to further her marketing and managerial skills.
Since moving to the United States from New Zealand, Barbara bounced from hot (a hydrogen engine research lab) to cold (cryogenic pump design) before finding equilibrium at Cascade.
ME, Engineering Management, Portland State University
BE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Professional Engineer, Oregon, 2009