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 the strategic planning, visioning, and execution of Cascade’s technology and software vision.
Barbara is responsible for the oversight and management of Cascade’s information technology and software development teams. She joined the Cascade leadership team in 2018 after directing our software development efforts and providing strategic and feature-level guidance to the design of SENSEI. She has worked at Cascade since 2004 in a wide range of roles spanning the implementation and analysis of industrial energy-efficiency projects to the 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